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Livonia, Michigan
City of Livonia
Livonia City Hall
Nickname(s): L-Town
Location of Livonia within Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
 • Type City
 • Mayor Jack Kirksey
 • City 35.86 sq mi (92.88 km2)
 • Land 35.70 sq mi (92.46 km2)
 • Water 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 96,942
 • Estimate (2012) 95,586
 • Density 2,715.5/sq mi (1,048.5/km2)
 • Metro 4,285,832 (Detroit metro)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48150-48154
Area code(s) 734, 248
FIPS code 26-49000
GNIS feature ID 0630841
Census Pop.
1900 1,460
1910 1,365 −6.5%
1920 1,608 17.8%
1930 3,192 98.5%
1940 8,728 173.4%
1950 17,634 102.0%
1960 66,702 278.3%
1970 110,109 65.1%
1980 104,814 −4.8%
1990 100,850 −3.8%
2000 100,545 −0.3%
2010 96,942 −3.6%
Est. 2011 95,958 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
2011 estimate
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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.
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  • 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.
Livonia MI 48151
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The two young gentleman were here most of the day in a very busy small office environment. They were polite and at times so quiet while working we forgot they were here.
October 30, 2014
It is very important to us that we let you know how satisfied we were with our move from Monroe, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada.  Your employee, Jessie, handled the moving from pick-up to delivery flawlessly!  He was a gentleman the entire time.  From the loading thru the unloading, he could not have been more professional.  He worked without breaks and did a couple of extra things for us that was above and beyond our expectations!  We would recommend Rose Moving and Storage to anyone moving any distance from locally to nationally!  Thanks for everything!
December 21, 2013
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Very Good Movers!
The young fellows that came even put together a weightlifting thing, and it wasn’t really a part of their job, but they stayed and did it.  It was just wonderful, because it took them probably a half hour at least to do that.  They came to the house when they said they were going to be there.  They were careful with our furniture.  We did have a couple of broken mirrors, but it was the edges and that was the only thing, so it was very minimal and we can expect something like that.  Their price was very reasonable.
May 11, 2012
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Livonia (Get Movers Cost for Livonia, MI) is a city in the northwest part of Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Companies) in the U.S. state of Michigan. Livonia is a very large suburb with an array of traditional neighborhoods (most of which were built in the 1950s and 1960s) connected to the metropolitan area by freeways. The population was 96,942 at the 2010 census, making it Michigan's 9th largest municipality. The municipality is a part of Metro Detroit, and located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northwest from downtown Detroit, and less than two miles (3 km) from the western city limits of Detroit (Redford Township lies in between the two).


First settled by pioneers from New England and New York, an act by the Legislature of the Territory of Michigan established the borders of Livonia (Get Movers Quote for Livonia, MI) Township on March 17, 1835. The settlers brought with them the name "Livonia (Get Moving Quote for Livonia, MI)", a name that had already been given to Livonia (Get Move Cost for Livonia, MI), New York, Livonia (Get Moving Prices for Livonia, MI), Pennsylvania and a region of the Baltic Sea named Livonia (Get Moves Estimate for Livonia, MI) in present day Estonia and Latvia, from which many early settlers came.

During the days it was a township there were many small communities in Livonia (Get Relocation Estimate for Livonia, MI). One of these was Elmwood initially known as McKinley's Station. It was a stop on the Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving), Lansing and Northern Railroad. It had a post office from 1858 until 1906. There was a post office in the township named Giltedge from 1899 until 1902.

Livonia (Get Relocation Cost for Livonia, MI) was incorporated into a city on May 23, 1950, by vote of the citizens of the township. A significant motivation was to gain tax revenues from the DRC (Detroit Race Course), which was Michigan's only thoroughbred horse racetrack that closed in 1998.

Livonia (Get Move Prices for Livonia, MI) has been visited by six U.S. presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.


In addition to its schools, colleges, churches, parks, recreation center, libraries, and St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia (Get Move Cost for Livonia, MI) also has commercial and industrial sectors, restaurants, and shopping. Laurel Park Place, an upscale fashion mall with 74 stores, was built in 1989 at 6 Mile Road and Newburgh Road. Carson's and Von Maur department stores serve as anchors.

The city previously featured two other malls. Wonderland Mall was the first, opening in 1959 and closing in 2003; it was replaced with a development called Wonderland Village, anchored by Walmart and Target. Livonia (Get Movers Estimate for Livonia, MI) Mall was built to the north in 1964. It also closed in 2008 and was redeveloped as Livonia (Get Relocation Quote for Livonia, MI) Marketplace, featuring a second Walmart, along with Sears and Kohl's. Other big-box stores are located near Laurel Park Place.

Livonia (Get Relocation Cost for Livonia, MI) is home to the Livonia (Get Relocation Prices for Livonia, MI) Hockey Association, the largest amateur hockey association in Michigan, as well as two-time state champions the Livonia (Get Move Cost for Livonia, MI) Knights. The city also boasts the Livonia (Get Relocation Quote for Livonia, MI) City Soccer Club (LCSC), one of the largest soccer programs in the state with 1,300 participants. Livonia (Get Relocation Prices for Livonia, MI) is also home to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).

Major employers

Laurel Park Place, east entrance.
  • A123 Systems
  • Awrey Bakeries
  • Comerica Bank
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • The Harvard Drug Group
  • Livonia (Get Moves Cost for Livonia, MI) Public Schools
  • St. Mary Mercy Hospital
  • Technicolor Video Services
  • Tower International
  • TRW Automotive
  • United Parcel Service
  • Valassis


Colleges and universities

Eastern Michigan University, Continuing Education Center in Livonia (Get Move Quote for Livonia, MI)LivoniaMichiganEMU-CE2.jpg

Livonia is home to various private/public colleges & universities, including Madonna University and Schoolcraft (Schoolcraft, MI Moving Companies) College, a small University of Phoenix campus, and a Continuing Education Center of Eastern Michigan University. The most recent university to open in Livonia is a Davenport University campus, which opened on September 26, 2008.

Primary and secondary schools

Livonia (Get Movers Prices for Livonia, MI) Public Schools administration

Most of the City of Livonia is served by the Livonia Public Schools District, consisting of two Early Childhood Centers, 13 elementary schools, four Upper Elementary Schools, three middle schools, three high schools, and one Career Center. Since the 1960s, the district has consistently been ranked in the top 5 school districts statewide. The district also serves students in portions of Westland (Westland, Michigan Moving). There is, however, a portion of northeast Livonia that is served by the Clarenceville School District.

There are currently five high schools in Livonia, four of which are public: Franklin (Franklin, Michigan Relocation Companies), Churchill, and Stevenson High Schools in the Livonia Public Schools district. Bentley High School, the first high school built in the district, was closed in 1985. Clarenceville High School in the Clarenceville Public School District, and one private: Ladywood High School, a Catholic all-girls school run by the Felician Sisters.

Each Livonia Public Schools high school offers a different educational program. Stevenson High School is the home of the school of Global Education, an alternative education model which combines students' English and Social Studies classes with a focus on the student's role in the world. Churchill houses the MSC program, (Math, Science, and Computers). Franklin (Franklin, Michigan Relocation) currently offers an International Baccalaureate program for select students.

Frost Middle School houses the Middle Alternative Classrooms for the Academically Talented (MACAT) program. The public K-6 Webster Elementary School is home to the Alternative Classes for the Academically Talented (ACAT) program, as well as many afterschool programs. Webster has classess for disabled children as well. The school, however, was burned down by an arsonist, and Webster was moved to a closed-down school, Tyler Elementary.

There are a number of parochial grade schools attached to Catholic and Lutheran churches around Livonia (Get Moves Prices for Livonia, MI), including:

  • Ladywood High School
  • St. Edith, St. Genevieve and St. Michael Catholic grade schools
  • St. Pauls Luther (Luther, MI Movers)an school is Pre-K through 8th Grade and affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod (WELS) (

Public libraries

The Livonia (Get Move Quote for Livonia, MI) Public Library includes the Civic Center Library, the Alfred Noble Library, the Carl Sandburg Library, and the Vest Pocket Library.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.86 square miles (92.88 km2), of which, 35.70 square miles (92.46 km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) is water.


Livonia (Get Moving Quote for Livonia, MI) has limited access to public bus service through the Detroit Department of Transportation.

In 2012, the National Motorists Association released the results of a public poll on the "Worst Speed Trap Cities" in North America. Livonia (Get Moves Prices for Livonia, MI) was listed at #2.


Livonia (Get Move Cost for Livonia, MI) is located in Michigan's 11th congressional district. Livonia (Get Moving Quote for Livonia, MI)'s mayor is Jack Kirksey. On November 6, 2007, Livonia (Get Moves Prices for Livonia, MI)'s mayoral election took place between Jack Kirksey and Maureen Miller Brosnan, with Kirksey the winner.

Livonia (Get Move Estimate for Livonia, MI) is Michigan's 6th State Senate District, and is represented by Glenn S. Anderson (Democrat), who was elected to the State Legislature in 2006.

Livonia is Michigan's 19th State House District, and is represented by incumbent John J. Walsh (Republic (Republic, MI Moving Companies)an), who is in his third term.


According to a 2010 American Community Survey, the median income for a household in the city was $65,391, and the median income for a family was $77,119. Males had a median income of $62,071 versus $42,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,536. About 5.4% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 96,942 people, 38,714 households, and 26,856 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,715.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,048.5 /km2). There were 40,401 housing units at an average density of 1,131.7 per square mile (437.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.0% White, 3.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 38,714 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 20.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 100,545 people, 38,089 households, and 28,071 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,815.0 per square mile (1,086.8/km²). There were 38,658 housing units at an average density of 1,082.3 per square mile (417.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.45% White, 0.95% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population. 16.3% were of Polish, 15.9% German, 11.2% Irish, 8.6% Italian and 8.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 38,089 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% was from 18 to 24, 28.7% was from 25 to 44, 24.3% was from 45 to 64, and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

Notable people

  • Chuck Behler, Musician, Drummer for Megadeth 1987-1989
  • Bernie Carbo, Major League Baseball outfielder from 1969-1980 (Franklin (Franklin, MI Relocation Company) High School Class of 1965)
  • Chris Conner, Professional Hockey player for the Phoenix Coyotes
  • Mike Cox, former Attorney General of Michigan
  • Warren (Warren, MI Moving Reviews) Defever, Musician and Producer
  • Mike Donnelly, Retired NHL Player
  • Aaron Draughn, All-World Softball Player and 2010 World Champion
  • Derek Grant (Grant, MI Moving Companies), Drummer for Alkaline Trio, and previously The Suicide Machines, Telegraph, and Face To Face, all notable punk rock bands
  • Judy Greer, Actress
  • Charlie Haeger, Professional Baseball Player for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Brian M. Hatfield, Music Director and Afternoon Personality for WKSF in Asheville, NC
  • Jay Hudson (Hudson, MI Mover Reviews), 89X CIMX-FM Radio Personality Program Director
  • Ryan Kesler, Professional Hockey Player for the Vancouver Canucks
  • Ada (Ada, MI Relocation Company)m Krug (born 1983), American professional ice hockey player
  • Torey Krug (born 1991), American professional ice hockey player
  • Jeff Lerg, Professional Hockey Player for the New Jersey Devils
  • Alan Madlane, born Alan Madeleine, former writer and editor for Creem Magazine and actor, Frostbiter: Wrath of the Wendigo
  • Mike Modano, Retired NHL Player
  • David Moss, Professional Hockey Player for the Calgary Flames
  • Aaron Palushaj, Professional Hockey Player for the Colorado Avalanche
  • Dana Schutz, Painter
  • Chris Tancill, Retired NHL Player
  • Sheila Taormina, 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta (Atlanta, Michigan Mover Reviews), GA. Gold Medal winner swimming in the 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay. Four time Olympic athlete 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008 Summer Olympics), and first woman to qualify in three different Olympic sports events (freestyle swimming, triathlon and modern pentathlon.)
  • Ken Westerfield, Pioneering Frisbee disc player
  • Jonathan B. Wright, Stage and film actor

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