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, 2016)


Total Population 30,427
Population in Households 30,123
Population in Familes 24,636
Population in Group Qrtrs 304
Population Density1 710
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 11,542
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 7,906
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,088 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,454 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,146 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $86,940
Average Home Value $119,789


Median Household Income $47,569
Average Household Income $57,744
Per Capita Income $22,183
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.37%
Households -0.02% -0.29%
Families -0.16% -0.39%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Romulus, MI 48174 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 48174 to the other 987 ZIP Codes in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 84 92nd
Population Density1 # 253 74th
Diversity Index2 # 49 95th
Median Household Income # 473 52nd
Per Capita Income # 642 35th

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