Facts

There are 30,136 people living in 12,836 households within
the 6.85 square miles of the city limits. The elevation of the
city is 591 feet. Latitude: 42.21 N.; Longitude: 83.20 W.

  • The populations median age is 38.5 years of age.
  • Median household income: $46,927 (year 2000)
  • Median house value: $109,200 (year 2000)
  • Median resident age: 38.5 years
  • Median household income: $46,927 (year 2000)
  • Median house value: $109,200 (year 2000)


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Nearest cities:

Riverview, MI(2.2 miles),
Wyandotte, MI(2.5 miles),
Lincoln Park, MI(2.9 miles),
Allen Park, MI(3.5 miles),
Trenton, MI(4.4 miles),
Ecorse, MI(4.6 miles),
Taylor, MI(4.9 miles),
Melvindale, MI(5.4 miles)



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Southgate:

  •   DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 11 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
  • DETROIT CITY (about 20 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
  •   WILLOW RUN (about 23 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)


Other public-use airports nearest to Southgate:

  •   GROSSE ILE MUNI (about 10 miles; DETROIT/GROSSE ILE, MI; ID: ONZ)
  •   COBO HALL (about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)
  •   WICKENHEISER (about 18 miles; CARLETON, MI; ID: W87)



Hospitals/medical centers near Southgate:

  •   HENRY FORD WYANDOTTE HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; WYANDOTTE, MI)
  •   SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-WYANDOTTE (about 2 miles; WYANDOTTE, MI)
  •   KINDRED HOSPITAL - DETROIT (about 3 miles; LINCOLN PARK, MI)
  • OAKWOOD SOUTHSHORE MEDICAL CENTER (5450 Fort St. - Trenton, MI)
  • OAKWOOD HERITAGE HOSPITAL (10000 Telegraph - Taylor, MI)
  • OAKWOOD HEATH CENTER - SOUTHGATE (15777 Northline Road - Southgate)
  • OAKWOOD HEALTH CENTER - WYANDOTTE (1700 Biddle - Wyandotte)


Colleges/Universities in Southgate:

  •   DORSEY BUSINESS SCHOOLS

(Full-time enrollment: 155; Location: 15755 NORTHLINE RD; Private, for-profit;

Website: (http://www.dorseyschools.com/ )

  •   VIKING SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE

(Location: 14600 PENNSYLVANIA; Private, for-profit)



Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southgate:

  •   DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN

(about 9 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,247)

  •   HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(about 10 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)

  •   UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN

(about 10 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)

  •   WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

(about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,414)

  •   WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

(about 15 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)

  •   MARYGROVE COLLEGE

(about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)

  •   UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY

(about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)



The Top Employers in the City of Southgate include:

  1. Meijer's
  2. Southgate Community School District
  3. American Sunroof
  4. City of Southgate
  5. Sam's Club
  6. National City Bank


Industries providing employment:

Manufacturing (22.5%),

Educational, Health and Social Services (16.3%),

Retail Trade (12.0%)


Average Climate in Southgate, Michigan
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather station

 


 


Races in Southgate:
  •   White Non-Hispanic (90.9%)
  •   Hispanic (4.0%)
  •   Black (2.1%)
  •   Two or more races (1.2%)
  •   American Indian (0.9%)
  •   Other race (0.8%)
  •   Asian Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries:
  •  German (18.5%),
  • Polish (15.2%),
  • Irish (15.0%),
  • English (8.8%)
  • Italian (8.3%),
  • French (8.0%)


5.7% Foreign born

  • 2.9% Europe,
  • 1.4% Asia,
  • 0.6% North America,
  • 0.6% Latin America


For population 25 years and over in Southgate

  •   High school or higher: 80.5%
  •   Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  •   Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  •   Unemployed: 4.9%

  Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southgate city

  •   Never married: 23.9%
  •   Now married: 54.7%
  •   Separated: 0.9%
  •   Widowed: 9.0%
  •   Divorced: 11.6%


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  •   1996: 41 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  •   1997: 118 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 1998: 126 buildings, average cost: $163,800
  •   1999: 89 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2000: 83 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  •   2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  •   2002: 52 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  •   2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  •   2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $122,500