Romulus, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 23,457 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 11,474  (48.9%)
Females: 11,983  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 48174, 48184, 48242.

Romulus Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,908 (it was $45,088 in 2000)
Romulus:

$49,908
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,632 (it was $19,679 in 2000)

Romulus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $109,762 (it was $92,300 in 2000)
Romulus:

$109,762
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,039; detached houses: $150,203; townhouses or other attached units: $155,410; in 2-unit structures: $70,626; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $143,447; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $157,165; mobile homes: $53,228; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $133,056

Median gross rent in 2017: $815.

March 2019 cost of living index in Romulus: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.3%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Romulus, MI (2017)
    • 11,04147.4%White alone
    • 10,05243.2%Black alone
    • 8923.8%Two or more races
    • 6933.0%Asian alone
    • 5072.2%Hispanic
    • 430.2%Other race alone
    • 120.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 111 registered sex offenders living in Romulus, Michigan as of January 20, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Romulus is 209 to 1.


Crime rates in Romulus by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.2)
3
(13.1)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.3)
2
(8.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(17.2)
2
(8.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(84.6)
19
(79.9)
16
(65.9)
18
(78.4)
16
(72.0)
13
(54.2)
26
(110.7)
14
(59.8)
31
(132.6)
28
(120.1)
12
(51.8)
28
(119.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
28
(118.5)
30
(126.1)
29
(119.5)
40
(174.2)
32
(144.1)
23
(95.9)
18
(76.7)
21
(89.7)
24
(102.6)
25
(107.2)
33
(142.4)
18
(77.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
113
(478.2)
131
(550.6)
91
(375.0)
97
(422.5)
98
(441.2)
85
(354.6)
93
(396.0)
95
(405.7)
126
(538.8)
112
(480.4)
163
(703.4)
144
(615.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
290
(1,227)
233
(979.2)
210
(865.3)
324
(1,411)
298
(1,341)
262
(1,093)
175
(745.2)
114
(486.9)
141
(602.9)
120
(514.7)
118
(509.2)
107
(457.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
685
(2,899)
627
(2,635)
563
(2,320)
661
(2,879)
550
(2,476)
547
(2,282)
420
(1,789)
359
(1,533)
447
(1,911)
418
(1,793)
524
(2,261)
358
(1,531)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
167
(706.8)
166
(697.7)
202
(832.3)
159
(692.6)
120
(540.2)
78
(325.4)
103
(438.6)
73
(311.8)
138
(590.1)
147
(630.5)
114
(491.9)
67
(286.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(25.4)
13
(54.6)
9
(37.1)
2
(8.7)
6
(27.0)
4
(16.7)
11
(46.8)
4
(17.1)
3
(12.8)
4
(17.2)
3
(12.9)
2
(8.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)474.3450.0400.0495.0434.2345.3358.1293.3410.5416.8407.5358.2

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City-data.com crime index in Romulus, MI

Crime rate in Romulus detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 57 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: American (14.9%), German (4.3%), Polish (3.3%), Irish (3.1%), African (1.5%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 35.9 square miles.

Population density: 653 people per square mile   (low).

Romulus, Michigan map

1,300 residents are foreign born (1.7% Africa, 0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

5.6%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,423 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,869 (2.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Taylor, MI (5.5 miles , pop. 65,868).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (17.4 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Wayne, MI (1.8 miles ),
Inkster, MI (2.2 miles ),
Taylor, MI (2.3 miles ),
Westland, MI (2.4 miles ),
Belleville, MI (2.5 miles ),
Garden City, MI (2.5 miles ),
Dearborn Heights, MI (2.6 miles ),
Canton, MI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 83.37 W

Romulus nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Home to Detroit Metro Airport, Gateway to the World, Land of Many Ditches, Rom-City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,520 (+96.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,825 (18.6%)

Area code: 734

Distribution of median household income in Romulus, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Romulus, MI in 2017
Romulus satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 170 buildings, average cost: $83,900
  • 2001: 166 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2003: 118 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2004: 245 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2005: 213 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2006: 155 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2013: 26 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2016: 39 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2017: 54 buildings, average cost: $85,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Romulus, MI residents
Average permit cost in Romulus, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Michigan:

4.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +173 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in Romulus, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.4%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (19.0%)
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Air transportation (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Romulus, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Romulus, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Romulus, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.4. This is worse than average.

City:

90.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.514. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.514
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.843. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.843
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.36
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00544. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00544
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Romulus-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/12/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Romulus city center injured 22 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 11.8 miles away from the city center killed 23 people and injured 294 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Romulus-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 161.7 miles away from Romulus center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from Romulus center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.3 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 280.3 miles away from Romulus 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 133.4 miles away from the city 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 353.5 miles away from Romulus 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 (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, 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).
Romulus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Romulus:

  • APPLE TREE LANE CONV CTR (39000 CHASE RD)
  • DAVITA - ROMULUS (31470 ECORSE RD)
  • FMC DIALYSIS - ROMULUS (11200 METRO AIRPORT CTR DR, SUITE 120)

Amtrak stations near Romulus:

  • 9 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
  • 11 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.
  • 18 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.

Operable nuclear power plant near Romulus:

  • 17 miles: Fermi 2 in Newport, MI.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Romulus:

  • Baker College of Allen Park (about 10 miles; Allen Park, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,693)
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (about 10 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 6,712)
  • Henry Ford Community College (about 10 miles; Dearborn, MI; FT enrollment: 12,610)
  • Madonna University (about 11 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 3,212)
  • Eastern Michigan University (about 13 miles; Ypsilanti, MI; FT enrollment: 18,395)
  • Schoolcraft College (about 14 miles; Livonia, MI; FT enrollment: 10,867)
  • Washtenaw Community College (about 16 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 8,452)

Public high schools in Romulus:

Public elementary/middle schools in Romulus:

See full list of schools located in Romulus

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Aloysius school is no longer open. The closest private primary/middle school is now St. Stephen school in New Boston, MI.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Romulus: Gateway Golf Club (A), Shady Hollow Golf Course (B), Lower Huron Par Three Golf Course (C), Medic One Ambulance Service (D), Wayne County Health Department (E), Thirty-Forth District Court (F), Romulus City Hall (G), Romulus Civic Center (H), Romulus Fire Department (I), Romulus Fire and Rescue Department Station 1 (J), Romulus Historical Museum (K), Romulus Library (L), Romulus Police Station (M), Romulus Fire and Rescue Department Station 4 Headquarters (N), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Fire Department Station 200 (O), Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Fire Department Station 100 (P), Romulus Fire and Rescue Department Station 3 (Q), Romulus Fire and Rescue Department Station 2 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Romulus: Ball Road Tabernacle (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Romulus City Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Freeman Drain (A), Zink Drain (B), Batham Drain (C), Vealy Drain (D), Godfrey Drain (E), Tyler Drain (F), Texas Marsh Drain (G), Black Creek (H), Packard Drain (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Romulus include: Merrill-Morris House Historical Marker (1), Kennedy Park (2), Elmer Johnson Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Clarion Hotel Detroit Metro Airport (8600 Merriman Road) (1), Extended Stay America (30325 Flynn Drive) (2), Days Inn Romulus (I-94 & Middlebelt) (3), Best Western Gateway Hotel (9191 Wickham Road) (4), Detroit Metro Airport (9555 Middlebelt Road) (5), Baymont Inns & Suites (9000 Wickham Road) (6), Fairfield Inn Detroit Airport (31119 Flynn Drive) (7), Crowne Plaza Hotel (8000 Merriman Road) (8), Doubletree Hotel Detroit Metropolitan Airport (31500 Wick Rd) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Thirty-Fourth District Court OFC (11131 Wayne Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Charley Lau - Baseball player and coach, Frank Sacka - Baseball player, Jerret Smith - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines), Kevin Thomas - College basketball player (Georgia St Panthers), Marcus Johnson - College basketball player (Central Florida Knights), Ronald Coleman - College basketball player (Michigan Wolverines).

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

2.6 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Romulus in 2010:

  • 142 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Romulus in 2000:

  • 84 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Romulus (2011 data):

  • Comerica Bank: Romulus Branch at 36450 Goddard Road, branch established on 1960/01/04. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Metropolitan Airport Branch at 10421 Middle Belt Road, branch established on 1968/04/04. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Romulus Branch at 9950 Wayne Road, branch established on 1968/10/25. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

For population 15 years and over in Romulus:

Marital status in Romulus, MI
  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Romulus:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Romulus
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Romulus, MI (based on Wayne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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:
Wayne County:

11.6%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.2%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wayne County:

12.9%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Romulus:

47.7%
State:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Romulus:

44.5%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.8%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Romulus:

11.0%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Romulus:

6.7
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.9%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Romulus:

55.2%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Romulus:

80.4%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Romulus, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 39$237,323$73,0220$0
Water Supply 21$105,473$60,2700$0
Other and Unallocable 19$81,333$51,3689$15,097
Financial Administration 18$83,904$55,9361$1,087
Other Government Administration 18$98,106$65,40412$21,425
Firefighters 14$71,114$60,9555$7,927
Police - Other 7$33,084$56,7151$2,126
Streets and Highways 6$32,439$64,8780$0
Fire - Other 3$15,560$62,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,620$43,4404$1,019
Local Libraries 1$5,263$63,1569$11,266
Welfare 0$0 1$1,453
Totals for Government 147$767,219$62,63042$61,400

Romulus government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,003,000 ($42.76)
    Sewerage: $911,000 ($38.84)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,993,000 ($340.75)
    Water Utilities: $4,163,000 ($177.47)
    Sewerage: $3,780,000 ($161.15)
    General - Other: $3,419,000 ($145.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,837,000 ($120.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,309,000 ($98.44)
    Regular Highways: $1,684,000 ($71.79)
    Financial Administration: $1,517,000 ($64.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,109,000 ($47.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,086,000 ($46.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,023,000 ($43.61)
    General Public Buildings: $819,000 ($34.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $590,000 ($25.15)
    Libraries: $467,000 ($19.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $740,000 ($31.55)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,892,000 ($123.29)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($0.64)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $14,000 ($0.60)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $597,000 ($25.45)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,511,000 ($448.10)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $736,000 ($31.38)

Romulus government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,273,000 ($267.43)
    Other: $2,643,000 ($112.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,817,000 ($77.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $206,000 ($8.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $532,000 ($22.68)
    Other: $276,000 ($11.77)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $4,271,000 ($182.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $842,000 ($35.90)
    Special Assessments: $752,000 ($32.06)
    Rents: $451,000 ($19.23)
    Interest Earnings: $149,000 ($6.35)
    Donations From Private Sources: $94,000 ($4.01)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,907,000 ($294.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,301,000 ($98.09)
    Highways: $2,157,000 ($91.96)
    Other: $1,790,000 ($76.31)
  • Tax - Property: $14,584,000 ($621.73)
    Other License: $1,460,000 ($62.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $693,000 ($29.54)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($0.21)

Romulus government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,905,000 ($1999.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,403,000 ($1807.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,659,000 ($880.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,158,000 ($688.83)

Romulus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,990,000 ($1065.35)

4.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.09%
Michigan average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($896 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oakland County, MI  1.09% ($53,755 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  0.58% ($34,674)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.38% ($54,183)


4.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.83%
Michigan average:

5.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($740 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oakland County, MI  1.31% ($55,624 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.81% ($34,456)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.34% ($50,963)
Businesses in Romulus, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott3
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baymont Inn1McDonald's5
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King2Quality1
Clarion1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Red Roof Inn1
DHL1Rodeway Inn1
Extended Stay America1Sheraton1
FedEx4Tim Hortons1
Hilton3True Value1
Holiday Inn3U-Haul1
Howard Johnson1UPS3
La Quinta1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Romulus:

  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMKM (1440 AM; 1 kW; INKSTER, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • 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)
  • WCAR (1090 AM; 1 kW; LIVONIA, MI; Owner: WCAR-AM, NC.)
  • WSDS (1480 AM; 4 kW; SALEM TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: KOCH BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Romulus:

  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • 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.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEMU (89.1 FM; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)

TV broadcast stations around Romulus:

  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, 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.)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WTOL (Channel 11; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WNWO-TV (Channel 24; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WUPW (Channel 36; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WUPW BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTVG (Channel 13; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: WTVG, INC.)
  • WGTE-TV (Channel 30; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: THE PUBLIC BROADCASTING FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W48BZ (Channel 48; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Romulus fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 116Number of bridges
  • 1,280ft / 390mTotal length
  • $1,665,000Total costs
  • 3,266,692Total average daily traffic
  • 319,787Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,811,126Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Romulus, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 551970-1979
  • 211990-1999
  • 212000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Romulus, MI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 319 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Romulus)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Romulus, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Romulus)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Romulus)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED140$86,65760$46,36799$116,8088$20,2509$63,11126$24,115
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$69,45517$40,47118$122,6114$14,2502$43,50013$28,692
APPLICATIONS DENIED71$85,62062$46,000121$111,00828$16,46417$46,52923$29,522
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$92,90013$64,76944$134,3183$47,6672$94,0001$2,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$105,5717$77,14311$108,4553$21,3332$83,5001$23,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 5855.00 , 5856.00, 5857.00, 5858.00, 5859.00, 5860.00, 5862.00, 5863.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$108,8333$169,6670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$154,0001$122,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$80,3333$201,3331$41,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$141,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 5855.00 , 5856.00, 5857.00, 5858.00, 5859.00, 5860.00, 5862.00, 5863.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Romulus, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Romulus, MI - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 140
  • Hazardous Condition: 122
  • Service Call: 17
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Fire incident types in Romulus, MI

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Romulus, MI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Romulus, Michigan:

  • Ramada Inn Detroit Metro Airport Hotel, 31119 Flynn Dr, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 728-2322, Fax: (734) 641-8726
  • Four Points By Sheraton, 8800 Wickham Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 729-9000, Fax: (734) 728-5580
  • Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, 8000 Merriman Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 729-2600, Fax: (734) 729-9414
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 7600 Merriman Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 728-2430, Fax: (734) 728-3756
  • Days Inn Metro Airport, 9501 Middlebelt, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 946-4300, Fax: (734) 946-7787
  • Quility Inn & Suites, 9555 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 946-1400, Fax: (734) 946-7480
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, 30847 Flynn Dr, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 721-1100, Fax: (734) 721-9915
  • Rodeway Inn, 8500 Wickham Rd, Romulus, Michigan 48174 , Phone: (734) 595-1990, Fax: (734) 595-8750
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Romulus, Michigan
Most common first names in Romulus, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15771.1 years
John14671.3 years
Mary14475.9 years
James13870.4 years
Robert9267.2 years
Charles9271.0 years
George7774.0 years
Joseph7172.7 years
Edward6973.4 years
Helen6878.1 years
Most common last names in Romulus, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5673.5 years
Smith4770.8 years
Williams4371.3 years
Miller4371.6 years
Jones3267.2 years
Davis3172.6 years
Harris2471.9 years
Brown2463.4 years
Wilson2377.0 years
Martin2373.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Romulus, MI
  • 92.9%Utility gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Romulus, MI
  • 82.8%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Romulus compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Romulus on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 2,000 householders)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest racial income disparities between White and Black householders (with at least 200 householders)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (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+)"
There are 21 pilots and 82 other airmen in this city.
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