- River Rouge, Michigan
official_name = River Rouge, Michigan
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Wayne County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Wayne
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Michael D. Bowdler
area_total_km2 = 8.8
area_total_sq_mi = 3.4
area_land_km2 = 7
area_land_sq_mi = 2.7
area_water_km2 = 1.8
area_water_sq_mi = 0.7
elevation_ft = 584
elevation_m = 178
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 9917
population_density_km2 = 1434.0
population_density_sq_mi = 3713.9
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
latd = 42 |latm = 16 |lats = 17 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 8 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
postal_code = 48218
area_code = 313
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 26-68760GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0635965GR|3
River Rouge is a city in Wayne County in the
U.S. stateof Michigan. The population was 9,917 at the 2000 census. It is named after the River Rouge (or Rouge River from the French " Rouge" meaning red), which flows through a portion of the city into the Detroit River. The city includes the heavily industrial Zug Islandat the mouth of the River Rouge.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (21.70%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 9,917 people, 3,640 households, and 2,504 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,713.9 per square mile (1,434.1/km²). There were 4,080 housing units at an average density of 1,528.0/sq mi (590.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.58% White, 42.01% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.
There were 3,640 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 30.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,214, and the median income for a family was $33,875. Males had a median income of $35,613 versus $24,391 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $13,728. About 19.1% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
Community resources in River Rouge include the Senior Center, Teen Center, Beechwood Center, and the
River Rouge Public Library.
* [http://www.cityofriverrouge.com/ City of River Rouge Official Website]
* [http://river-rouge.lib.mi.us/ River Rouge Public Library Official Website]
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