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Statistics and Facts of Livonia Michigan
First settled by pioneers from New England and New York, an act by the legislature of the Territory of Michigan established the borders of Livonia Township on March 17, 1835. The city was named after the Livonia region in present day Latvia and Estonia. It is likely that the township was named after this region due to Latvian immigrants who settled in the area. Livonia was incorporated into a city on May 23, 1950 by vote of the citizens of the township. A significant motivation was to gain tax revenues from the DRC (Detroit Race Course), which was Michigan's only thoroughbred horse racetrack that closed in 1998. Livonia has been visited by five U.S. presidents, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.
Sean Baligian: Sports radio host (WDFN), Detroit News Fantasy Sports Expert Stevenson High School
Dennis Fithian: Detroit radio personality (WXYT) (Franklin High School Class of 1988)
Scott Geiger: Syndicated radio personality. Stevenson High School Class of 1989). 1077 kndd and 965 krbz
Rob Pascoe: Sports Radio 1130 WDFN. Host of "On The Track." Detroit's only NASCAR Nextel Cup radio show.
Art Regner: WDFN Radio in Detroit, Michigan (Franklin High School)
Shaffee: WKLS in Atlanta, Stevenson High School graduate.
Olivia Brown: Actress
David Burtka: Actor
Nicole Forester: Actress on Guiding Light, graduated from Stevenson High School in 1990.
Judy Greer: popular young actress, studied in Churchill High School's renowned Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA)program
Jonathan B. Wright : actor, studied in Churchill High School's CAPA program. Broadway's Spring Awakening and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Amanda Kisic: Dancer in the Radio City Rockettes
Bernie Carbo: Former MLB player who spent most of his career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals. (Franklin High School)
Jeff Cassar: Former goal keeper of FC Dallas and is now the goal keeper coach for the team.
Brendan Donnelly: Los Angeles Kings (Franklin High School)
Zach Gowen: Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Professional Wrestler and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) Wrestler. (Churchill High School)
Charlie Haeger: Major League Baseball player for the Chicago White Sox. A notable knuckleball pitcher. (Catholic Central High School Class of 2001).
Al Iafrate: Former NHL All-Star for Toronto, Washington, Boston, and San Jose. Multiple winner of NHL's Hardest Shot Contest.
Ryan Kesler: NHL player for the Vancouver Canucks
Mike Kinkade: Major League Baseball player.
Jeff Lerg: Michigan State Spartans goaltender.
David Moss: NHL player for the Calgary Flames (Catholic Central High School)
Mike Modano: star NHL player for the Dallas Stars (Franklin High School)
Casey Rogowski: Chicago White Sox; first base prospect.
F.P. Santangelo: Former MLB outfielder.
Tim Shaw: Carolina Panthers linebacker, Penn State and (Clarenceville High School).
Sheila Taormina: 1996 Olympic gold medalist in swimming (4x200 freestyle relay) and 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Triathlete
Paul Terek: 2004 Olympic decathlete (Franklin High School)
Steve Warner: 2004 U.S. Men's Olympic Rowing team, men's lightweight fours (Stevenson High School Class of 1996).
Daniel Gilbert: Billionaire founder of Quicken Loans.
Kevin O'Conner: co-founder of DoubleClick an internet technology company.
Thaddeus McCotter: US Congressman for Michigan's 11th district
Warren Defever: Founding member of the experimental band His Name Is Alive
Population (year 2000): 100,545. Estimated population in July 2006: 96,736 (-3.8% change)
Males: 48,718 (48.5%)
Females: 51,827 (51.5%)
Median resident age: 40.2 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48150, 48152, 48154.
Estimated median household income in 2005: $66,512 (it was $63,018 in 2000)
Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $206,700 (it was $161,800 in 2000)
Ancestries: German (22.7%), Polish (18.0%), Irish (16.4%), English (11.9%), Italian (9.2%), French (5.5%).
Elevation: 638 feet
Land area: 35.7 square miles. Population density: 2733 people per square mile (average).
For population 25 years and over in Livonia
High school or higher: 88.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Livonia city
Never married: 23.0%
Now married: 61.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $2,966 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $2,593 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (18.1 miles , pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (298.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Farmington, MI (4.7 miles ), Redford, MI (4.7 miles ), Garden City, MI (5.2 miles ), Westland, MI (5.5 miles ), Farmington Hills, MI (6.3 miles ), Plymouth, MI (7.2 miles ), Dearborn Heights, MI (7.9 miles ), Inkster, MI (7.9 miles ).
Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 83.37 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +34,512 (+34.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,417 (27.5%)
Area code: 734
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 180 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.51
US city average: 3.00
Hospital/medical center in Livonia:
ST MARY MERCY HOSPITAL (36475 FIVE MILE ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Livonia:
WALTER P REUTHER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WESTLAND, MI)
GARDEN CITY OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; GARDEN CITY, MI)
STRAITH HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY (about 8 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Livonia:
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 14 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
WILLOW RUN (about 16 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: YIP)
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 18 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Livonia:
CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 7 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
OAKLAND/TROY (about 17 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
OAKLAND SOUTHWEST (about 19 miles; NEW HUDSON, MI; ID: Y47)
Amtrak stations near Livonia:
11 miles: GREENFIELD VILLAGE (DEARBORN, 20900 OAKWOOD BLVD.)
13 miles: DEARBORN (16121 MICHIGAN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.
16 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website: ci.livonia.mi.us
Colleges/Universities in Livonia:
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,780; Location: 18600 HAGGERTY RD; Public; Website: www.schoolcraft.cc.mi.us)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 2,431; Location: 36600 SCHOOLCRAFT RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.munet.edu; Offers Master's degree)
VIRGINIA FARRELL BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 80; Location: 33425 FIVE MILE RD; Private, for-profit; Website: virginiafarrell.com)
MICHIGAN INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE INC (Location: 38777 SIX MILE STE 303; Private, for-profit)
INTERNATIONAL BARTENDING-MICHIGAN INC (Location: 27568 SCHOOLCRAFT; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Livonia:
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; DEARBORN, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 10 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 13 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 17 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 20,389)
MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
Public high schools in Livonia:
STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,216; Location: 33500 W. 6 MILE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,187; Location: 8900 NEWBURGH ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,678; Location: 31000 JOY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
CLARENCEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 625; Location: 20155 MIDDLEBELT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENT - ROSEDALE (Students: 111; Location: 36651 ANN ARBOR TRAIL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Livonia:
LADYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 528; Location: 14680 NEWBURGH; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Livonia:
FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 815; Location: 14041 STARK ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
EMERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 29100 W. CHICAGO STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
RILEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 711; Location: 15555 HENRY RUFF ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 595; Location: 16200 NEWBURGH ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
COOLIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 541; Location: 30500 CURTIS ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
RANDOLPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 14470 NORMAN STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 524; Location: 9300 HUBBARD STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
CLARENCEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 20210 MIDDLEBELT ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
CASS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 34633 MUNGER STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
BUCHANAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 16400 HUBBARD STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
Private elementary/middle schools in Livonia:
ST MICHAEL (Students: 881; Location: 11300 FAIRFIELD; Grades: KG - 8)
ST EDITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 15089 NEWBURGH ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
ST GENEVIEVE ELEMENTARY SCHL (Students: 183; Location: 28933 JAMISON; Grades: KG - 6)
ST PAULS LUTHERAN (Students: 146; Location: 17810 FARMINGTON RD; Grades: PK - 8)
LIVONIA MONTESSORI CENTER (Students: 102; Location: 32765 LYDON AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
PEACE EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 89; Location: 9415 MERRIMAN ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTH PS &KDG (Students: 76; Location: 14175 FARMINGTON ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
MONTESSORI CENTER OF OUR LADY (Students: 40; Location: 36800 SCHOOLCRAFT ROAD; Grades: KG - KG)
CHILDRENS WORLD LEARNING CENTE (Students: 12; Location: 38801 W.SIX MILE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Livonia:
LIVONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,290,277; Location: 32777 FIVE MILE ROAD; 250,912 books; 15,456 audio materials; 10,108 video materials; 796 serial subscriptions)
Average household size:
This city: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people
Percentage of family households:
This city: 73.7%
Whole state: 68.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 2.7%
Whole state: 5.3%