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Dearborn is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.

The community was named after Gen. Henry Dearborn.

The latitude of Dearborn is 42.322N. The longitude is -83.176W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 96,670.


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Median household income
Local
$44,560
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dearborn demographic reports
Dearborn is on the River Rouge.
Former and merged names include:
· Bucklin
· Dearbornville
· Pekin
· Ten Eyck
The city was shaped by the presence of Ford Motor Company and its founder, Henry Ford.

Although it long had a reputation for racial intolerance, epitomized by the tenure of Mayor Orville Hubbard, the community includes many ethnic groups; one of the nation's largest Mideastern communities lives here.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,099. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 11.2 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Co
· Bob Seger, musician
· Chad Everett, actor
· George Peppard, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Arab Internatinal Festival - June 15-17, 2007
  • Arab American Film Festival - Nov. 1-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dearborn web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Dearborn Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Fair Lane (Henry Ford estate), Dearborn Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Michigan, Detroit College of Business, Detroit College of Business-Dearborn, Henry Ford Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 83
Quotes:
And then the Rouge appeared against the sky, rising out of the smoke it generated. At first all that was visible was the tops of the eight main smokestacks. Each gave birth to its own dark cloud. The clouds plumed upward and merged into a general pall that hung over the landscape, sending a shadow that ran along the trolley tracks...
-- Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dearborn demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wayne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48126 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Dearborn residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dearborn ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dearborn was $21,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Dearborn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Dearborn include Ford River Rouge Complex, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Museum ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dearborn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $546.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.


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Libraries in Dearborn include Bryant Branch Library, Dearborn Public Library, Esper Branch Library, Snow Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dearborn include Dearborn Press & Guide

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Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dearborn political report.

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Dearborn restaurants taking online reservations include Andiamo - Dearborn ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Dearborn workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Dearborn between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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“ And then the Rouge appeared against the sky, rising out of the smoke it generated. At first all that was visible was the tops of the eight main smokestacks. Each gave birth to its own dark cloud. The clouds plumed upward and merged into a general pall that hung over the landscape, sending a shadow that ran along the trolley tracks... ”
~ Middlesex
Jeffrey Eugenides

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