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Ecorse is a city in Wayne County, in the Detroit metro area.
The community name derives from French for "tree bark"
The latitude of Ecorse is 42.244N. The longitude is -83.145W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 581 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,046.
Michigan Steel began operations here in 1923. Other industries followed
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ecorse 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 48218 ZIP code.
7% of Ecorse residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ecorse ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ecorse was $14,468, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Ecorse residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ecorse, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.
Libraries in Ecorse include Ecorse Public Library ... View libraries
Wayne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ecorse political report.
The average commute time for Ecorse workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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