River Rouge, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 7,618 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.2%
Males: 3,459  (45.4%)
Females: 4,159  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  35.9 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 48218.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,742 (it was $29,214 in 2000)
River Rouge:

$25,742
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,961 (it was $13,728 in 2000)

River Rouge city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $34,731 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
River Rouge:

$34,731
MI:

$117,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $116,396; Detached houses: $120,358; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,214; In 2-unit structures: $57,191; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,956; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $106,571; Mobile homes: $40,569; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $41,520

Median gross rent in 2013: $714.

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  • Races in River Rouge, MI (2010)

    River Rouge races chart
    • 3,93349.8%Black alone
    • 2,75134.8%White alone
    • 88411.2%Hispanic
    • 2703.4%Two or more races
    • 380.5%American Indian alone
    • 170.2%Asian alone
    • 80.1%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in River Rouge detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in River Rouge: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (6.9%), German (5.1%), Polish (4.1%), French (3.4%), English (2.9%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 584 feet

Land area: 2.67 square miles.

Population density: 2,853 people per square mile   (average).

River Rouge,MI real estate house value index trend

River Rouge, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in River Rouge:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in River Rouge city:

  • Never married: 49.5%
  • Now married: 26.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

252 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America).

This city:

3.3%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in River Rouge, Michigan as of December 07, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in River Rouge to the number of sex offenders is 268 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,588 (3.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,242 (4.5%)

River Rouge satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dearborn, MI (5.2 miles , pop. 97,775).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (8.2 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (235.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ecorse, MI (1.3 miles ), Melvindale, MI (1.6 miles ), Lincoln Park, MI (1.7 miles ), Allen Park, MI (2.0 miles ), Wyandotte, MI (2.1 miles ), Dearborn, MI (2.3 miles ), Southgate, MI (2.4 miles ), Taylor, MI (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $24,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $203,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 83.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -632 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 199 (9.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 734

River Rouge household income distribution River Rouge home values distribution

Crime rates in River Rouge by Year
Type 2010 2013 2014
Murders 100
per 100,000 12.40.00.0
Rapes 145
per 100,000 12.451.865.6
Robberies 13238
per 100,000 161.8297.8104.9
Assaults 455745
per 100,000 560.0738.1590.2
Burglaries 1469853
per 100,000 1,816.81,268.9695.1
Thefts 141142105
per 100,000 1,754.61,838.71,377.0
Auto thefts 864129
per 100,000 1,070.2530.9380.3
Arson 11149
per 100,000 136.9181.3118.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 249.1) 483.9488.8340.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in River Rouge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 21 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,349 (-12.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in River Rouge: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in River Rouge, Michigan

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Tornado activity:

River Rouge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.5 miles away from the River Rouge city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1957, a category F4 tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

River Rouge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 111.6 miles away from River Rouge center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 121.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 284.5 miles away from River Rouge center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 363.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
River Rouge topographic map

Birthplace of: Ed Frutig - Player of football, Chester Taylor - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Sep 22, 1979), Ken Wilburn - Basketball player, Amyre Makupson - Television personality, Domonique Crawford - College basketball player (Youngstown State Penguins), Reggie Baldwin - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in River Rouge:

  • MILTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (234 VISGER RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near River Rouge:

  • DETROIT HOPE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 1 miles away; DETROIT, MI)
  • RENAISSANCE HOSP AND MED CENTERS (Hospital, about 1 miles away; DETROIT, MI)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL - DETROIT (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
  • VENCOR HOSPITAL DETROIT (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
  • OAKWOOD DOWNRIVER MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MELVINDALE, MI)
  • PLATINUM HOME CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DETROIT, MI)

Amtrak stations near River Rouge:

  • 5 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
  • 6 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 8 miles: DETROIT (11 W. BALTIMORE AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to River Rouge:

  • Baker College of Allen Park (about 4 miles; Allen Park, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,693)
  • Wayne County Community College District (about 6 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 10,554)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 6 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Henry Ford Community College (about 7 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 12,610)
  • Wayne State University (about 7 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 20,204)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 11 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • Lawrence Technological University (about 16 miles; Southfield, MI; FT enrollment: 2,430)

Public high school in River Rouge:

Public elementary/middle schools in River Rouge:

  • ANN VISGER K-5 PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Location: 11121 WEST JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • CB SABBATH 6-8 PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Location: 340 FRAZIER, Grades: 6-8)
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Notable locations in River Rouge: River Rouge City Hall (A), City of River Rouge Fire Department (B), River Rouge Fire Station (C), River Rouge Police Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in River Rouge include: Church of Christ Holford (A), Union Second Baptist Church (B), Rouge Free Will Baptist Church (C), Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church (D), Saint Hilda's Episcopal Church (E), Few Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (F), Goodell Street Missionary Baptist Church (G), Gordy Memorial Church of God in Christ (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in River Rouge include: John Bilak Park (1), Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wayne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 93.8. This is worse than average.

City:

93.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.309. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.309
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 14.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.25. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.25
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00606. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00606
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 38.5%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.7% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 16.1% for other race residents, 54.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

River Rouge, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in River Rouge (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: River Rouge at 261 Burke, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Michigan average:

11.0

River Rouge travel time to work - commute River Rouge mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for River Rouge city (based on Wayne County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic297,283151
Evangelical Protestant183,985527
Black Protestant124,432282
Mainline Protestant85,387231
Other79,840116
Orthodox17,58023
None1,032,077-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 556
Wayne County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 294
Wayne County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 523
Wayne County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,019
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

33.2%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
River Rouge:

46.6%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.7%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.3%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
River Rouge:

53.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
River Rouge:

80.4%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of River Rouge, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$23,800$57,1200$0
Other Government Administration 12$43,860$43,8600$0
Judicial and Legal 3$15,300$61,2000$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$65,758$46,4170$0
Police - Other 0$0 29$25,246
Firefighters 11$43,249$47,1810$0
Welfare 3$9,024$36,0960$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,334$26,6680$0
Sewerage 3$12,410$49,6400$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 8$2,380
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,587$55,0440$0
Other and Unallocable 6$31,960$63,92020$10,200
Totals for Government 67$263,282$47,15557$37,826

River Rouge government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $298,000 ($39.12)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,253,000 ($1083.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,547,000 ($465.61)
    Police Protection: $1,771,000 ($232.48)
    Sewerage: $1,344,000 ($176.42)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000 ($145.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $975,000 ($127.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $837,000 ($109.87)
    Regular Highways: $825,000 ($108.30)
    General Public Buildings: $480,000 ($63.01)
    Financial Administration: $365,000 ($47.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $359,000 ($47.13)
    Central Staff Services: $345,000 ($45.29)
    Water Utilities: $320,000 ($42.01)
    Libraries: $282,000 ($37.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $270,000 ($35.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $8,016,000 ($1052.24)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,942,000 ($517.46)
    Benefit Payments: $1,081,000 ($141.90)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $911,000 ($119.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,115,000 ($146.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $727,000 ($95.43)
    General - Other: $453,000 ($59.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $119,000 ($15.62)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($1.31)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,730,000 ($620.90)

River Rouge government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,999,000 ($262.40)
    Housing and Community Development: $483,000 ($63.40)
    All Other: $314,000 ($41.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($3.54)
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $456,000 ($59.86)
    Local Employee Contribution: $263,000 ($34.52)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $66,000 ($8.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,888,000 ($379.10)
    All Other: $70,000 ($9.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $612,000 ($80.34)
    Interest Earnings: $434,000 ($56.97)
    Rents: $285,000 ($37.41)
    Sale of Property: $223,000 ($29.27)
    Fines and Forfeits: $18,000 ($2.36)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,635,000 ($214.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,527,000 ($200.45)
    Highways: $546,000 ($71.67)
    All Other: $98,000 ($12.86)
  • Tax - Property: $13,533,000 ($1776.45)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $374,000 ($49.09)
    Other License: $18,000 ($2.36)

River Rouge government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,872,000 ($3658.70)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,549,000 ($3485.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,323,000 ($173.67)

River Rouge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $8,257,000 ($1083.88)
    Total Federal Securities: $5,239,000 ($687.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,845,000 ($635.99)

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,345 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($616 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oakland County, MI  1.03% ($35,466 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.57% ($27,796)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($34,618)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,728 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($359 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Oakland County, MI  1.54% ($39,617 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($29,720)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.33% ($40,152)

Strongest AM radio stations in River Rouge:

  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNZK (690 AM; 3 kW; DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WQBH (1400 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: QUEEN'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)

Strongest FM radio stations in River Rouge:

  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WHFR (89.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around River Rouge:

  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WGTE-TV (Channel 30; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • W48AV (Channel 48; DETROIT, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W66BV (Channel 66; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
River Rouge fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of River Rouge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • 39,842Total average daily traffic
  • 2,788Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in River Rouge, MI)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • RIVER ROUGE, Lat: 42.270000 Lon: -83.137111, Call Sign: WPSZ648, Licensee ID: L00365237
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHzGrant Date: 06/03/2011, Expiration Date: 08/14/2021, Certifier: Kelli A OnufrakRegistrant: City Of River Rouge
  • DET1054, 10593 West Jefferson Avenue (Lat: 42.273111 Lon: -83.134194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27.4 m, Call Sign: WQRK398
    Assigned Frequencies: 17845.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHz, 17845.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/04/2013, Expiration Date: 06/04/2023, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-5178, Fax: (425) 383-4840, Email:
  • EES Coke Battery, 1400 Zug Island Road (Lat: 42.281333 Lon: -83.111750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 30.2 m, Overall height: 30.3 m, Call Sign: WQTW393
    Assigned Frequencies: 17935.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/25/2014, Expiration Date: 04/25/2024, Certifier: Casey K CopleyRegistrant: Dte Energy Corporate Services LLC, One Energy Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: (800) 477-4747, Fax: (313) 235-0362, Email:
  • RRGPP, One Belanger Park Dr. (Lat: 42.273833 Lon: -83.112139), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 55.6 m, Call Sign: WQUM796
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 19495.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/20/2014, Expiration Date: 08/20/2024, Certifier: Casey K CopleyRegistrant: Dte Energy Corporate Services LLC, One Energy Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226, Phone: (800) 477-4747, Fax: (313) 235-0362, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in River Rouge)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$71,0000$012$53,3336$9,8332$67,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$32,0001$32,0002$97,0000$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$47,6671$500,00018$66,88913$14,6150$01$40,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$33,0000$05$54,4001$11,0000$01$35,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$59,0000$02$81,5000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5790.00 , 5791.00, 5792.00, 5793.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$65,4002$57,0001$62,0001$54,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$68,4175$78,8003$66,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$66,5001$68,0000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$55,5000$00$02$55,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5790.00 , 5791.00, 5792.00, 5793.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - River Rouge

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for River Rouge, MI
Most common first names in River Rouge, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14271.3 years
Mary9280.4 years
James8869.8 years
William8571.2 years
Robert6467.5 years
George6172.8 years
Charles5772.4 years
Joseph5472.8 years
Willie4472.3 years
Henry4069.1 years
Most common last names in River Rouge, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams4874.2 years
Johnson4769.7 years
Smith4768.7 years
Jones4171.0 years
Thomas3372.4 years
Brown3171.1 years
Robinson2373.0 years
Davis2271.7 years
Martin2173.1 years
Jackson1964.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in River Rouge, MI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1H&R Block1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1

River Rouge compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

River Rouge on our top lists:

  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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