Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Wayne County


Dearborn Heights is a city in Wayne County in the southeast of the U.S. state of Michigan and part of Metro Detroit, the metropolitan Detroit region. Dearborn Heights has almost 60,000 inhabitants. (As of the census of 2000. )


Dearborn Heights was founded by the merger of two of spaced apart portions of the Dearborn Township and a connecting piece of the community Inkster. The annexation application was filed on March 4, 1960. The inhabitants agreed to the incorporation on June 20, 1960, the official date of incorporation, where Inkster lodged an objection to the merger, which was only decided by the Michigan Supreme Court in favor of Dearborn Heights on April 8, 1963.

Dearborn Heigths is considered as a bedroom community.


Dearbon Heights has a land area of 30.4 km ² and has a population density of 1919 km ². The southern part of the city is the watershed of the northern arm of the Ecorse River. The area around the Ecorse is subject to flooding. The northern part of the city is the watershed of the Rouge River.


According to 2000 census lived 58 264 inhabitants in 23,276 households and 15,782 families. The population density was 1,919 inhabitants per km2.

91.64 % of the population are white, 2.12% are African American, Hispanics are 3.39% and 2.24% are Asians. 0.37% are Native American. 0.82% and 2.81% belong to other in multiple races.

The proportion of the population under 18 years was 22.5 %, 7.5 % from 18 to 24, 29.5% between 25 and 44 years, 21.7% between 45 and 64 years. 18.7 % was older than 65 years. For every 100 females population were 93.2 male inhabitants.

The median household income was 48 222 U.S. dollars, the median family income 54392 U.S. dollars.