Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn: The most populous city in Wayne County, Michigan. It is located on the Rouge River in southeastern Michigan. Dearborn is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Henry Ford Museum and the Ford Rouge Factory Tour.


Dearborn is a city located in the county of Wayne in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 98,153 and a population density of 1,548 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 93,367 inhabitants.

The city was created 238 years ago in 1785.

Dearborn is located in southeastern Michigan, about 10 miles west of Detroit. It was incorporated as a village in 1893 and as a city in 1927.

The city's early growth was spurred by its proximity to Detroit and the auto industry. Henry Ford built factories there starting in the 1920s, helping establish Dearborn as an industrial and manufacturing hub. It remains the hometown of the Ford Motor Company today.

Key Local Industries and Attractions

Major economic drivers in Dearborn include:

  • Automotive - Ford Motor Company, automotive suppliers
  • Healthcare - Beaumont Hospital, Oakwood Hospital
  • Education - Henry Ford College, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Tourism - The Henry Ford museum complex, Dearborn Inn

Top attractions are The Henry Ford, Ford research campus, and the classic Dearborn Inn. The city hosts an annual Arab American festival that attracts visitors worldwide.

Demographics and Local Culture

Dearborn has a population of around 94,000 residents. There is a large Arab American community comprising over 40% of the population. About 22% of residents are under 18 years old.

Dearborn's culture reflects its deeply rooted automotive history and diverse immigrant communities. The city has a bustling downtown, excellent museums, and family-friendly parks and recreation. Residents enjoy events like the Christmas tree lighting, summer carnivals, and Friday night cruising on Michigan Avenue.

With its unique heritage and amenities, Dearborn offers both small-town charm and big city opportunities in metro Detroit.

Dearborn locator map
Location of Dearborn on Michigan map.

Quick Facts about Dearborn

Population : 93,367 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Wayne County
Postal code : 48120–48128
Phone Area Codes : 313
Area : 63.4 km2
Altitude : 591 feet / 180 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1786 (238 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 11:12:23 (3rd March 2024)
Density : 1,473 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.13% (2010-2020)
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Dearborn is located at 42°19'20"N 83°10'35"W (42.3222600, -83.1763100).

Dearborn map


According to census records, the population of Dearborn decreased by 5.13% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 98,153 - census
2011 97,173 -1.01% estimation process
2012 96,878 -0.3% estimation process
2013 96,065 -0.85% estimation process
2014 95,973 -0.1% estimation process
2015 95,488 -0.51% estimation process
2016 95,052 -0.46% estimation process
2017 94,708 -0.36% estimation process
2018 94,379 -0.35% estimation process
2019 93,932 -0.48% estimation process
2020 93,367 -0.61% estimation process

Dearborn zip code is 48120. County name: Wayne, County fips: 26163

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People born in Dearborn (112)

People born in Dearborn, including politician Vesta M. Roy, ice hockey player Al Iafrate, actor Dave Florek, .


  • Frankie Andreu (American cyclist) he was born in 26/09/1966
  • Brian Rafalski (American ice hockey player) he was born in 28/09/1973
  • David Burtka (American actor and professional chef) he was born in 29/05/1975
  • Derek Lowe (Baseball player from the United States) he was born in 01/06/1973
  • David Moss (American ice hockey player) he was born in 28/12/1981
  • Jessica Smith (American short track speed skater and speed skater) she was born in 14/10/1983
  • Jon-Erik Kellso (American musician) he was born in 08/05/1964
  • Johnny Pacar (American actor) he was born in 06/06/1981
  • Jim Cummins (American ice hockey player) he was born in 17/05/1970
  • Joey Gaydos Jr. (American actor and musician) he was born in 18/04/1991
  • Wayne Presley (American ice hockey player) he was born in 23/03/1965
  • Martin P. Robinson (American puppeteer) he was born in 09/03/1954
  • Art James (American game show announcer (1929-2004)) he was born in 15/10/1929
  • Chris Tamer (American ice hockey player) he was born in 17/11/1970
  • Don Matheson (American actor (1929-2014)) he was born in 05/08/1929
  • Jeremy Smith (American ice hockey goaltender) he was born in 13/04/1989
  • John Vigilante (American ice hockey player) he was born in 24/05/1985
  • Lawrence Warbasse (American road cyclist) he was born in 28/06/1990

Schools in Dearborn

College & universities near Dearborn, MI

Code Name City ZIP
483504 Dorsey School of Business-Dearborn Detroit (MI) 48228
170240 Henry Ford College Dearborn (MI) 48128-1495
171137 University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn (MI) 48128-1491
171012 Michigan Barber School Inc Detroit (MI) 48204-2244
391005 P&A Scholars Beauty School Detroit (MI) 48204

Stations (17)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dearborn, MI

Code Name Address Type
DER John D. Dingell Transit Center 16121 Michigan Ave. RAIL
GFV Greenfield Village, Michigan 20900 Oakwood Blvd. RAIL
DET Detroit 11 West Baltimore Ave. RAIL
ROY Royal Oak station 202 South Sherman Ave. RAIL
TRM Troy Transit Center 1201 Doyle Drive RAIL

Post offices near Dearborn

Post Office Name City ZIP
Dearborn Post Office Dearborn (MI) 48120
Melvindal Post Office Melvindale (MI) 48122
Springwell Post Office Detroit (MI) 48209
Joyfield Post Office Detroit (MI) 48228
Livern Post Office Detroit (MI) 48210

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Other cities in Wayne County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Wayne County , MI. (more)

City Name Population Title
Detroit 665,369 The twenty-fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Detroit metropolitan area.
Livonia 93,189 The second most populous city in Wayne County, Michigan.
Canton 86,825 Charter township in Wayne County, Michigan
Westland 81,116 A city in Wayne County, Michigan.
Taylor 60,576 The most populous city in Wayne County, Michigan.
Dearborn Heights 55,027 A city in Wayne County, Michigan.
Redford 49,936 Charter township in Wayne County, Michigan
Lincoln Park 36,066 City in Wayne County in the U.
Northville 29,359 City in Michigan
Southgate 29,135 City in Wayne County in the state of Michigan
Allen Park 26,751 City in Michigan, USA
Garden City 26,408 City in Wayne County of the U.
Wyandotte 25,156 Town in Michigan, USA
Inkster 24,115 City in Wayne County, Michigan, United States of America
Romulus 23,528 City in Wayne County, Michigan
Hamtramck 21,438 City in Michigan

Distance to Other Cities

Dearborn distances to largest Michigan cities