Macomb, Michigan

Macomb: A city in Macomb County, Michigan. It is located in the northern part of the county. Macomb is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Macomb Public Library and the Macomb Historic Village.


Macomb is a city located in the county of Macomb in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 79,580 and a population density of 54 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 92,131 inhabitants.

The city was created 206 years ago in 1817.

Macomb is located in Macomb County, Michigan, about 40 miles north of Detroit. It was first settled in 1818 and many early residents worked in the lumber industry. Macomb was incorporated as a township in 1831.

Key Facts About Macomb

Population: Approximately 82,000 as of 2019

Economy: Major employers in Macomb include the Macomb County Government, Macomb Community College, and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Automotive, defense, and technology industries also have a significant presence.

Geography: Macomb spans over 36 square miles of land. The Clinton River runs along the eastern border of the city. Most areas have a suburban feel.

Things to Do in Macomb

Some of the most popular attractions and activities in Macomb include:

  • Macomb Corners Historical Village - Outdoor museum depicting life in 19th century Michigan, with preserved homes and shops.
  • Macomb Sports Center - Large recreation center with indoor ice rink, tennis courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds.
  • Freedom Hill County Park - Over 700 acres with trails, sledding hills, lake access and concert venue.
  • Macomb Center for the Performing Arts - Hosts concerts, comedy shows and live performances in a restored 1930s auditorium.
  • Macomb Orchard Trail - 24-mile recreational trail running through Macomb ideal for walking, jogging and biking.

In summary, Macomb is an affordable Detroit suburb with a historic downtown and many family-friendly recreation options.

Macomb locator map
Location of Macomb on Michigan map.

Quick Facts about Macomb

Population : 92,131 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Macomb County
Area : 1476 km2
Water as percent of area : 16%
Land as percent of area : 84%
Named for : Alexander Macomb
Capital : Mount Clemens
Establishment : January 01, 1818 (206 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 11:35:17 (19th April 2024)
Postal code : 48042
Density : 62 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 13.62% (2010-2020)
Michigan Macomb county Sterling Heights to Charter Township IMG 1808 image
Michigan Macomb county Sterling Heights to Charter Township IMG 1808
Michigan Macomb county Sterling Heights to Charter Township IMG 1808 image


Macomb is located at 42°42'3"N 82°57'33"W (42.7008700, -82.9590900). It has 3 neighbors: Lapeer County, Oakland County and Wayne County.

Macomb map

Macomb has 3 neighbours.

  • Mount Clemens


The population of Macomb increased by 13.62% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 79,580 - census
2011 80,632 1.3% estimation process
2012 81,957 1.62% estimation process
2013 83,833 2.24% estimation process
2014 85,707 2.19% estimation process
2015 86,980 1.46% estimation process
2016 87,944 1.1% estimation process
2017 89,339 1.56% estimation process
2018 90,367 1.14% estimation process
2019 91,574 1.32% estimation process
2020 92,131 0.6% estimation process

Macomb zip code is 48042. County name: Macomb, County fips: 26099

People born in Macomb (5)

People born in Macomb, including rapper Blaze Ya Dead Homie, US Secret Service agent Roy Kellerman, anti-smoking activist Terrie Hall, .


  • Elmer D. Wallace (American politician) he was born in 05/07/1844
  • Ida de Voist (American suffragist) she was born in 01/01/1861

Schools in Macomb

College & universities near Macomb, MI

Code Name City ZIP
449977 Paul Mitchell the School-Michigan Sterling Heights (MI) 48313
170967 Rochester University Rochester Hills (MI) 48307
452072 Ross Medical Education Center-New Baltimore New Baltimore (MI) 48047
488837 U.S. Truck Driver Training School Sterling Heights (MI) 48312-4518
455558 Dorsey School of Business-Roseville Culinary Academy Roseville (MI) 48066

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Macomb, MI

Code Name Address Type
TRM Troy Transit Center 1201 Doyle Drive RAIL
BMM Birmingham, Michigan 449 South Eton St. RAIL
PNT Pontiac Transportation Center 51000 Woodward Avenue RAIL
ROY Royal Oak station 202 South Sherman Ave. RAIL
DET Detroit 11 West Baltimore Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Macomb

Post Office Name City ZIP
Clinton Macomb Annex Post Office Macomb (MI) 48044
Washington Post Office Washington (MI) 48094
Shelby Townsh Post Office Shelby Township (MI) 48317
Clinton Townsh Post Office Clinton Township (MI) 48038
Utica Post Office Utica (MI) 48317

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Macomb , Illinois city in and the county seat of McDonough County, Illinois, United States with a population of 17,206 people.
  • Macomb , Oklahoma town in Pottawatomie County with a population of 33 people.

Other cities in Macomb County

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

City Name Population Title
Sterling Heights 131,709 The second most populous city in Macomb County, Michigan.
Clinton Township 99,753 A city in Macomb County, Michigan.
Saint Clair Shores 58,390 The most populous city in Macomb County, Michigan.
Chesterfield 46,659 Township in Macomb County, Michigan
Roseville 46,535 A city in Macomb County, Michigan.
Eastpointe 31,720 City in Macomb County, Michigan, United States
Washington 28,846 Township in Macomb County, Michigan
Mount Clemens 16,013 City in Michigan
Fraser 14,331 City in Macomb County, Michigan, USA
New Baltimore 12,281 City in Macomb County, Michigan, United States
Center Line 8,090 City in Michigan, United States
Utica 5,062 City in Michigan, United States
New Haven 5,061 Village in Michigan
Milton 3,944 Township in Cass County, Michigan
Romeo 3,572 Human settlement in Macomb County, Michigan, United States of America
Warren 2,050 City in the U.

Distance to Other Cities

Macomb distances to largest Michigan cities