"City with a Future"
Dearborn Heights is a progressive City committed to enhancing the lives of all who live and work here. The city's central location in Wayne County affords easy access to numerous recreational, cultural and travel opportunities in the Greater Detroit area. Dearborn Heights provides an ever-increasing number of services in the city with excellent schools and nearby colleges and universities, state-of-the art healthcare facilities, many houses of worship and civic organizations, close-knit neighborhoods, low crime rate, affordable housing, and a wide selection of shopping areas – all the advantages of living in a small City, with a diverse population and a strong economic foundation. .
History & Demographics
Dearborn Heights was incorporated from the two discontinuous sections of Dearborn Township and a quarter-mile connecting strip of land from the village of Inkster. Dearborn Heights has a long history as a "bedroom community", known for high quality public and private schools.
As of the census of 2010, there were 57,774 people, 22,266 households, and 14,591 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,921.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,900.0/km2). There were 24,068 housing units at an average density of 2,050.1 per square mile (791.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.1% White, 7.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.