The Dearborn Community

. Dearborn Michigan city hall Dearborn, a city with over 91,000 residents, combines a rich heritage, a strong feeling of community, and a healthy commercial and industrial base. The earliest settlers had "ribbon farms" with the narrow end fronting on the Rouge River. The Dearborn area began to emerge as a community when it was chosen as the site for the Detroit Arsenal in the early 1830's. In 1838, the area around the Detroit Arsenal was incorporated and named Dearbornville at the request of the arsenal's first commandant who wanted to honor Major General Henry Dearborn, a Revolutionary War hero under whom he had served. The only arsenal structure left is the commandant's quarters which today houses the Dearborn Historical Museum.

Dearborn may be best known as the hometown of Henry Ford. Henry Ford first boosted Dearborn's growth by constructing the Ford Rouge Plant here in 1917. As Ford Motor Company grew, Dearborn became the location of its World Headquarters.

Some of the biggest tourist attractions in southeastern Michigan are located in Dearborn. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village which attract visitors from all over the globe have the world's largest collection of Americana. Dearborn's newest attraction - The Automotive Hall of Fame, offers automotive history and education to visitors of all ages. Henry Ford's Fair Lane Estate located on the University of Michigan - Dearborn Campus offers tours and cultural events.

  1. Dearborn is an established city with an excellent infrastructure and city services. Most homes were built before 1960, and there is a higher percentage of home ownership than average for the Metro Detroit area.

  2. Schools are well-funded with a tax base over twice the state average (second highest in the county). Spending per student is also well above average (fourth highest in the county). The vast majority of graduates continue their education after high school.

  3. Dearborn offers far more retail shopping alternatives than most communities in the metro area, including the Fairlane Town Center as well as large and small shopping districts along Ford Road, Warren Avenue, and Michigan Ave.

  4. Although household density is almost twice the Metro Detroit average, the city maintains a large number of parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities and services.

  5. Dearborn is centrally located, a short drive from downtown Detroit, Southfield, Ann Arbor, the Downriver communities and the airport. Residents also have easy access to public transportation and major highways.

  6. Dearborn is representative of the Detroit Metro average in many statistics including the education level of residents, median income, median housing value, and the size and types of homes, yet it has its own distinct personality and features that make it a desirable place to live and work.

  7. Dearborn offers its Senior Citizen population an abundance of activities and housing.

Dearborn residents enjoy the fact that no matter where they live, they are always just a short walk away from a tot-lot or park. Dearborn's extensive recreation areas and facilities include:

*Over 30 parks and playgrounds
*Camp Dearborn - Located in Milford, Michigan
*29 Tennis courts
*52 Baseball and softball fields (8 lighted)
*2 Ice skating rinks
*The Dearborn Civic Center
*Competitive sports leagues and clinics
*Several private health and fitness club facilities
*One public and two private golf courses
*6 Bowling alleys
*Dearborn is home to the Ford-Wyoming Drive-In
Theatre (9 screens) - one of the few remaining
drive-in theatres in the Metro Detroit Area

. Total Area (Sq. Miles). 24.45
. Population:.
. Population - 2000. 97,775
. Population - 1990. 89,286
. Population Change 1990 - 2000. +8,499
. Households:.
. Total Households - 2000. 36,770
. Total Households - 1990. 35,442
. Households Change 1990 - 2000. +1,328
. Age of Householder.
. 15-24 Years. 1,101
. 25-34 Years. 6,409
. 35-44 Years. 7,827
. 45 - 54 Years. 6,664
. 55-64 Years. 4,194
. 65 Years & Over. 10,575
Housing Units
. Total Housing Units. 38,981
. Occupied. 36,770
. Vacant. 2,211
. Owner Occupied . 26,996
. % Occupied. 73.4
. Renter Occupied. 9,774
. % Renter Occupied. 26.6
. Average List Price - 2003. $170,035
. Average Sale Price - 2002. $164,290
. Sale to List Price Ratio. 96.6%
Major Employers
. Ford Motor Company.
. Oakwood Health Services.
. AAA Michigan.
. United Technology.
Medical Facilities
. Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.
. Henry Ford Hospital - Dearborn.
. Garden City Osteopathic Hospital.
. Heritage Hospital - Taylor.
Major Highways
. Interstate 94.
. Interstate 96.
. M-39 (Southfield Road).
. US-24 (Telegraph Road).
. M-153 (Ford Road).
. US-12 (Michigan Avenue).
SOURCE: Data obtained from and Realcomp II Multiple Listing Service.
No guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy of this information are given.

. Dearborn Libraries .
. Henry Ford Centennial Library
Bryant Branch
Esper Branch
Snow Branch
. 16301 Michigan Avenue
22100 Michigan Avenue
12929 Warren Avenue
23950 Princeton
. 313-943-2330
. Dearborn Municipal Services .
. City Hall
Mayor's Office
Police Department
Fire Department
Building Department
City Assessor
City Treasurer
Water Department
Recreation Department
Health Department
Housing Department
Department of Public Works
. 13615 Michigan Avenue
13615 Michigan Avenue
16099 Michigan Avenue
3750 Greenfield
13615 Michigan Avenue
13615 Michigan Avenue
13615 Michigan Avenue
13615 Michigan Avenue
15801 Michigan Avenue
16301 Michigan Avenue
13615 Michigan Avenue
2951 Greenfield
. 313-943-2000
. Dearborn Utilities .
. Gas and Electric
. DTE Energy
SBC Ameritech
. 800-477-4747

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