Romulus, MI 48174 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 48174: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Romulus, MI 48174

Acceptable Alternative
Brownstown, MI 48174
Brownstown Township, MI 48174
Brownstown TWP, MI 48174
Brownstwn Twp, MI 48174

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 998
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,040
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,767
  • County: Wayne County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.215, Longitude -83.345
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Romulus, MI 48174 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 31,448
Daytime Population: Workers 20,183
Daytime Population: Residents 16,885
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 37,068
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 31,153
Population in Familes 25,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 295
Population Density2 704
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $50,419
Average Household Income $61,164
Per Capita Income $23,466


Total Housing Units 13,080 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,371 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,560 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,149 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $95,383
Average Home Value $128,635


Total Households 11,931
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 8,176
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% -0.16%
Households 0.26% -0.1%
Families 0.11% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Romulus, MI 48174 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48174 to the other 984 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 92nd
Population Density # 248 75th
Diversity Index # 50 95th
Median Household Income # 458 54th
Per Capita Income # 619 37th

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