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

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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