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Ecorse, Michigan
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Incorporated 1902 (village)
1941 (city)
 • Type strong mayor-council
 • Mayor Darcel Brown
 • Total 3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
 • Land 2.80 sq mi (7.25 km2)
 • Water 0.89 sq mi (2.31 km2)
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,512
 • Estimate (2012) 9,341
 • Density 3,397.1/sq mi (1,311.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48229
Area code(s) 313
FIPS code 26-24740
GNIS feature ID 0625337
Census Pop.
1910 1,063
1920 4,394 313.4%
1930 12,716 189.4%
1940 13,209 3.9%
1950 17,948 35.9%
1960 17,328 −3.5%
1970 17,515 1.1%
1980 14,447 −17.5%
1990 12,180 −15.7%
2000 11,229 −7.8%
2010 9,512 −15.3%
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Ecorse MI 48229
Excellent experience
They showed up on time for the packing and delivery.  Everything arrived in excellent condition.  The furniture was placed exactly where we wanted, as were the boxes to be unpacked by us.  Beverly was wonderful about keeping us informed.  Dave and his helpers did a fantastic job.
February 24, 2017
Very positive experience. Highly recommend
Very helpful, and easy to talk to. Went above and beyond to ensure we had a positive experience.
September 01, 2014
You will NOT be disappointed!
I recently worked with Rose Moving and Storage via the Allied Van Lines network.  Jim Stafford was my estimator for a move from MI to TX and he was thorough courteous and professional.  Even though I chose the price guarantee, his estimate was very close to actual and I had no hidden fees or charges throughout the move. Judy, my move coordinator was also very helpful and kept the lines of communication constantly open for any questions I had.

The real gem in the whole transaction, however, was the driver.  Tom moved my entire house from MI to TX and he was INCREDIBLE!  He was very friendly, efficient and punctual, showing up EARLY for both the loading and unloading.  I had over 100 boxes and a lot of very large/heavy furniture that had to make the move to an apartment AND storage unit in TX.  Not only was he able to get to TX and deliver things earlier than originally estimated (YAY!) but EVERYTHING survived the move with ZERO damage.  If you've ever moved across the country, you should know how rare this is.  Tom called me multiple times to provide updates on his progress and made sure I was comfortable with the move every step of the way.  I would highly recommend Rose to anyone who is looking to move a long distance.  Request Tom as your driver if he is available -- you will not be disappointed!
February 06, 2012
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Ecorse (Get Relocation Estimate for Ecorse, MI) is a city in Wayne (Wayne, MI Movers) in the U.S. state of Michigan, named for the Ecorse River. The population was 9,512 at the 2010 census.


Formerly named "River Aux Echorches", which means "The River of the Barks" in English, the area that would become Ecorse (Get Movers Quote for Ecorse, MI) was originally used as a burial ground for the Native American tribes of the area, and later settled by the French in the last two decades of the 18th century.

In the 1836, the settlement was named Grand Port, but remained unincorporated within Ecorse (Get Movers Estimate for Ecorse, MI) Township. The settlement incorporated as the village of Ecorse (Get Relocation Prices for Ecorse, MI) in 1902. Ecorse (Get Movers Prices for Ecorse, MI) became a significant economic force in the region when its first steel mill, Michigan Steel Mill, began operation in 1923. The village would finally incorporate as a city in 1941.

Since the post-war era, the city, like most other industrial inner-ring suburbs, has fallen into economic decline. In December 1986, the Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Moving Company) Circuit Court issued a court order appointing a receiver for the bankrupt city. The receivership would last until August 1990, but the city's finances were monitored by the state for another ten years, afterwards.

By the fall of 2009, facing a $9 million deficit and a federal corruption probe, Governor of Michigan Jennifer Granholm declared a financial emergency for the city, paving the way for the appointment of an emergency financial manager. On September 25, 2009, Ecorse (Get Relocation Prices for Ecorse, MI) Mayor Herbert Worthy and city Controller Erwin Hollenquest were arrested on charges conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Both are alleged to have received thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, after the mayor allegedly orchestrated the dismantling of the city's public works department and its replacement with a private contractor prior to winning his election for mayor. In 2011, newly inaugurated Governor Rick Snyder assumed the role of interim mayor, still represented by emergency financial manager Joyce Parker who had been appointed by Granholm. Although Darcel Brown was elected mayor of Ecorse (Get Relocation Prices for Ecorse, MI) later that year, Parker remained in her capacity as Ecorse (Get Moves Prices for Ecorse, MI)'s emergency financial manager until the end of April 2013. Upon the end of Ecorse (Get Move Quote for Ecorse, MI)'s financial emergency, control of the city was returned to elected officials, led by Brown.


Ecorse is a southwest suburb of Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Moving Reviews). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.69 square miles (9.56 km2), of which, 2.80 square miles (7.25 km2) is land and 0.89 square miles (2.31 km2) is water.


2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,512 people, 3,646 households, and 2,285 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,397.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,311.6 /km2). There were 4,544 housing units at an average density of 1,622.9 per square mile (626.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 44.0% White, 46.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 4.0% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.4% of the population.

There were 3,646 households of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.7% were married couples living together, 29.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 12.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,229 people, 4,339 households, and 2,733 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,175.1 per square mile (1,611.7/km²). There were 4,861 housing units at an average density of 1,807.4 per square mile (697.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.18% White, 40.56% African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.36% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.94% of the population, and 5.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.7% spoke English and 6.3% Spanish as their first language.

There were 4,339 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.0% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,142, and the median income for a family was $32,374. Males had a median income of $33,915 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,468. About 17.3% of families and 22.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.


Primary and secondary schools

Ecorse (Get Moves Prices for Ecorse, MI) Public Schools operates public schools in Ecorse (Get Relocation Estimate for Ecorse, MI). Public schools include Ralph J. Bunche School (PreK-3), Grandport Elementary School (4-7), and Ecorse (Get Movers Estimate for Ecorse, MI) Community High School (8-12). Project Excel is a 3-8 magnet school in Ecorse (Get Move Cost for Ecorse, MI).

Public libraries

Ecorse Public Library is located in Ecorse. Two Dearborn (Dearborn, MI Moving) architects, Bennett and Straight, designed the current library complex, which was built to be fireproof.

The first library services appeared in Ecorse in 1922, when a group of books from the Wayne (Wayne, MI Relocation Company) Library Service were placed at Loveland's Pharmacy. During the following year, the owner of the pharmacy moved his business to receive a larger space and dedicated a section of the new location to the library. Library services stopped in 1925 due to a lack of space for a new book collection. Services resumed on March 22, 1926, when the library re-opened in the DeWallot building with 600 volumes of books; the library had separate quarters for the first time. By 1929 the Ecorse library had four staff members. Two of the staff members operated two other library locations in Ecorse, with one in the Ecorse Municipal Building and one located on Visger Road. The current Ecorse Public Library opened on Sunday, December 12, 1948; during the same day Mayor William Vosine dedicated it. The library's cost was $150,000. The American Library Association selected the library as one of the best small libraries in the United States.

Parks and recreation

Ecorse (Get Moving Prices for Ecorse, MI) has a Senior Center and a rowing club.

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