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City of Romulus, Michigan
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Downtown Romulus, westbound Goddard Road

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Nickname(s): "Rom-Town",
"Gateway to the World", "Gateway City"
Motto: "With Pride, With Unity"
(Industry and its Citizens working together)
Location of Romulus, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Settled 1826
Organized 1835
Incorporation 1970
Government
 • Mayor Alan R. Lambert (D)
Area
 • Total 35.96 sq mi (93.14 km2)
 • Land 35.61 sq mi (92.23 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,989
 • Estimate (2012) 23,592
 • Density 673.7/sq mi (260.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48174
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-69420
GNIS feature ID 0636147
Website www.romulusgov.com
Census Pop.
1980 24,857
1990 22,897 −7.9%
2000 22,979 0.4%
2010 23,989 4.4%
Est. 2011 23,745 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
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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.
Romulus MI 48174
Great experience.
Overall great experience. I needed to move to another state.  The time period was somewhat short.  I interviewed 3 carriers and chose Rose Moving.  The initial quote did not change, instead I received a refund. Beverly was my coordinator.  She was great. She kept me abreast of all that was happening.  The loaders arrived on time and were efficient and professional. The driver maintained contact from the road and arrived on time at my destination.  The off-loaders he used were so great that I plan to use them in a couple of months for my local move.
February 19, 2015
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My move with Rose moving was the best…
My move with Rose moving was the best move i have had. Having moved twice before with North American and Bekins, there was no comparison. My salesman, Jim Stafford was professional and very knowlagable. He came back to home twice to make sure we had an accurate quote. He was very patient with my long list of questions. They were not the cheapest mover by far but, I have learned the hard way, that you get what you pay for in this industry. Steve K(the driver) and his guys protected my home like it was their own. My furniture was wrapped before it left my house. Not a scratch on anything. To top it off Rose sent in a cleaning crew after the loading process. The office at Rose was great with any questions that I had. If I move from Chicago it will be with Rose Moving. They are true professionals. Thank again Rose, I will refer you to anyone I know moving!!!!!!
January 16, 2013
I highly recommend them for your move.
I moved household items with Rose Moving and storage twice before.  They moved items from Michigan to Phoenix and then back again 5 years later.  There was not even a hint of any "event".  No breakage, no lost items, no nothing.  A  perfectly uneventful move, just the way they should be.

In August, 2010 I contacted Rose Moving (Jim Stafford) regarding a move from Auburn Hills, Michigan to Las Vegas, Nevada.  You see, I used a competitor to move me out of my home in Rochester, MI into storage.  I was not happy with Corrigan as they quoted 17,000lbs and ended up 23,000lbs & they broke a chandelier and then denied the repair claim.

I contacted Jim and he was incredibly informative and low key with me.  He explained all I needed to know in order to feel comfortable about moving my goods out of a competitors storage facility.  He took the time to follow up with me numerous times over the 7 months of being in storage and to "teach" me some of the ins and outs of moving and storage.

Come time to actually do the move, Jim provided me a firm quote to move me to LV that was less expensive, would assign a "master mover" to my move, and would personally oversee the unpack and load of my belongings out of a competitors storage.  Really, who could do more?  Have you ever heard of a mover providing a FIRM, not to exceed quote?

At the last moment, due to our inability to return to Michigan to supervise the unload from storage and load to Allied truck (a requirement of Corrigan Moving), we were unable to use Jim and Rose Moving.

I  highly recommend them for your move.   It was a mistake for me to get involved with a moving company other than Jim Stafford and Rose Moving and Storage.
March 28, 2012
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Romulus (Get Moving Quote for Romulus, MI) is a suburban city of Metro Detroit, located in Wayne (Wayne, MI Movers) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 23,989 at the 2010 census, an increase from 22,979 in 2000, making the city the 80th largest city in Michigan. Romulus is home to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Companies) Airport and a General Motors plant (Romulus Engine) that opened in 1976. The city is the westernmost community in the Downriver area in Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Relocation Companies).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.96 square miles (93.14 km2), of which, 35.61 square miles (92.23 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is water.

Romulus is in the south-central portion of Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Companies). Interstate 94 and Interstate 275 run through the city.

The City of Romulus (Get Moving Cost for Romulus, MI) is bound to the North by Van Born Road, to the South by Pennsylvania Road, to the East by Inkster Road, and to the West by Hannan Road.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 23,989 people, 8,975 households, and 6,135 families residing in the city. The population density was 673.7 inhabitants per square mile (260.1 /km2). There were 9,946 housing units at an average density of 279.3 per square mile (107.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 43.0% White, 50.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.9% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 8,975 households of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.16.

The median age in the city was 36.2 years. 26.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.4% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,979 people, 8,439 households, and 5,941 families residing in the city. The population density was 639.9 per square mile (247.1/km²). There were 8,943 housing units at an average density of 249.0 per square mile (96.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.36% White, 29.99% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population.

There were 8,439 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the cities population consists of 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,088, and the median income for a family was $51,497. Males had a median income of $41,372 versus $27,517 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,679. About 10.6% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

History

The first white settler in Romulus (Get Relocation Prices for Romulus, MI) was Samuel Polyne, a French-Canadian, who settled on section 2 in 1826, though he left soon after the township was organized in 1835.

The first settler in the area that was the village of Romulus (Get Moving Prices for Romulus, MI) prior to the 1965 annexation of the whole village and township into one city was Samuel McMath, who moved from New York state to the area in 1827. He improved land and planned to bring his family to settle there, but he died before he could carry out this plan.

Solomon Whitaker, Charles and Joseph Pulcifer located in the area in 1830, and in 1833, Jenks Pullen and his six sons settled at what became known as "Pullen's Corners" (located in section 19 at the intersection that is now commonly called "Five Points"). Pullen's Corners was platted in 1836. The community later took on the name of the Township.

The Township of Romulus was set off from a part of Huron (Huron, MI Movers) by an Act of the Territorial Legislature on March 17, 1835, and the first township meeting was held on April 16, 1835, two years before the State of Michigan was admitted in to the Union (1837), in the house of Joseph T. Pullen. The first supervisor was David J. Pullen. The Township's name was changed to "Wayne" on March 19, 1845, but was changed back to Romulus on January 16, 1848.

Romulus (Get Move Quote for Romulus, MI) incorporated as a city in 1970.

Village of Romulus (Get Relocation Quote for Romulus, MI)

The village of Romulus was platted on the Lansing (Lansing, MI Moving Reviews) B. Misner estate in 1871.

Underground Railroad stops

Romulus (Get Movers Estimate for Romulus, MI) was a stop of the Underground Railroad in the 1800s when slaves fled the blight conditions of plantations in the South to the free states of the North. There were two stops in Romulus (Get Moves Estimate for Romulus, MI) and those structures are still intact to this day.

  • Samuel Kingsley (Kingsley, MI Moving Company) Home is a famous historic landmark in Romulus. During slave times, Samuel L. Kingsley (Kingsley, MI Moving) lived in a house on Ozga Rd near Pullens Corners, what is today known as Five Points. He hid slaves in an underground cellar. Today, the house is located on Hunt Street across from the Romulus Historical Museum. The address to the house was 37426 S. Huron River Drive.
  • The White Church at the Pullens Corner / Five Points was also an underground railroad stop. Today, the church, which is now called Romulus (Get Movers Cost for Romulus, MI) Wesleyan Church, still sits at the corner.

Preston

Preston was located in the north-east part of Romulus (Get Move Cost for Romulus, MI). It had a post office from 1899 to 1906.

Chemical plant explosion

On August 9, 2005 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the EQ Recovery Plant caught fire. Citizens within 1 to 1⅓ mile radius were forced to evacuate their homes. Romulus (Get Moves Cost for Romulus, MI) and Wayne fire crews and crews from neighboring communities managed to put out the fire after letting it burn down a little bit. Chemical-filled smoke filled the sky, causing respiratory problems. Many citizens from both Romulus (Get Moving Estimate for Romulus, MI) and Wayne were taken to Oakwood Annapolis Hospital, about two miles from the explosion site. No one was injured.

Government and infrastructure

City Government

The elected city officials for the City of Romulus (Get Move Prices for Romulus, MI) as of January 1, 2010:

Official Position Name of Official
Mayor Alan Lambert
City Clerk Ellen Craig-Bragg
City Treasurer Stacy Paige
City Council Leroy Burcoff
William Wadsworth, Jr.
William Crova
Linda Choate
John Barden
Celeste Roscoe
Eva Webb

Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Company) Airport Authority

The Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Relocation) Airport Authority has its headquarters in the former L.C. Smith Terminal at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus. It also has an operational police department, which its headquarters in located on Middlebelt Road, south of Lucas Drive.

Infrastructure

The United States Postal Service operates the Romulus (Get Movers Estimate for Romulus, MI)-Carl W. Morris Post Office located in Downtown on Hunt Street and Goddard Road.

Romulus (Get Moves Cost for Romulus, MI) has some retail in the city including a local supermarket, drug store, and a host of small businesses in the downtown district and throughout the city, as well as a Family Dollar and a Dollar General store on Wayne Road. Most citizens have to travel to adjacent communities to go to more prominent retailers and businesses such as Walmart due to the fact that there are no major businesses in the city.

Famous former residents

  • Charley Lau - American baseball player and hitting coach
  • Terry Mills - Former professional basketball player (Detroit (Detroit, MI Movers) Pistons)
  • John Long - Former professional basketball player (Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Moving Companies) Pistons)
  • Grant Long - Former professional basketball player, nephew of John Long (Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Moving) Pistons)
  • Fred Russell - Former professional football player
  • Sufjan Stevens - Musician

Parks and recreation

Mary Ann Banks Memorial Park

After a failed city millage in February 2011, city officials had to close all of the city parks enable to keep city financially stable, including Elmer Johnson Community Park, Eugenio Fernandez Park, and Park #1. However, the Downtown Development Authority were willing to maintain the operations of Mary Ann Banks Park, reopening the park in Spring 2011. Unfortunately, the remaining parks are closed to the public until furter notice. Residents seek park activities in nearby Lower Huron Metropark in Van Buren (Van Buren, MI Movers) or parks in adjacent communities.

The Romulus (Get Moving Cost for Romulus, MI) Athletic Center, located at 35765 Northline Road, is a facility for recreation and conferences.

Education

Romulus (Get Moving Cost for Romulus, MI) Community School District administration building
Romulus (Get Relocation Prices for Romulus, MI) Senior High School

The Romulus (Get Movers Quote for Romulus, MI) Community School District serves and educates the children in the City of Romulus (Get Move Quote for Romulus, MI) and other communities. The district is made up of a high school (Romulus (Get Moving Quote for Romulus, MI) Senior High School), a middle school (Romulus (Get Movers Quote for Romulus, MI) Middle School), and 4 elementary schools (Barth, Halecreek, Romulus (Get Relocation Quote for Romulus, MI), and Wick).

A portion is instead within the Wayne-Westland (Westland, Michigan Movers) Community Schools. It is zoned to Roosevelt-McGrath Elementary School, Adams Upper Elementary School, Franklin Middle School, and Wayne Memorial High School.

The Summit Academy Schools and the Metro Charter Academy(NHA) also educate children.

In pop culture

Released on his 2003 album entitled "Michigan", Sufjan Stevens recorded a single titled "Romulus (Get Move Cost for Romulus, MI)".

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