The City of Romulus is located in the south-central part of Wayne County. It is the site of the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Although portions of the community are still rural, it is under intense development pressure influenced by the presence of the airport, which is undergoing major expansion, combined with excellent access to freeways, major roads, and railroad facilities.

Several major mixed-use developments such as Metro World Centre and Metro Airport Center, including corporate offices, R&D, retail and residential uses are being developed in close proximity to the airport. A new I-94 interchange at Vining Road will provide superb access to the Metro Center area.

Existing residential development is in the form of small tract development and scattered single family residences. A large hotel/commercial area has developed north of Interstate 94 along Merriman Road which is adjacent to the Metro Center development area.

Most of the balance of commercial development is of the local type. Industrial development is clustered around the airport along Middlebelt, Merriman, and Goddard Roads. Interstate 275 has influenced industrial development south and west of the airport.

Date Created or Inc. 1970 Labor Force (2000 avg.) 11,800
Area (Square Miles) 36.04 Unemployment Rate (2000 avg.) 2.9%
Population 2000 22,979 Per Capita Income (1989) $12,008
% Population Change (1990-2000) 0.4% % PCI Change 79-89 74.2%
% Aged 18 & Over (1990) 70.2%
Years of Schooling
% Aged 65 & Over (1990) 7.2% High School Only 38%
Median Age (2000) 32.9 years College 1-3 years 25%
# of Households(2000) 8,439 College 4+ years 6%
# of Households (1990) 7,844

11111 Wayne Road
Romulus, MI 48174
Telephone: (734) 942-7540

# of Persons Per Household (1990) 2.56
# of Housing Units (2000) 8,943
% Change Housing Units 90-00 8.7%
Average Housing Sales Price (1999) $90,864