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Southgate, Michigan
City
Nickname(s): The Dining Capital of Downriver
Location in Wayne County and the state of Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Incorporated October 1958
Government
 • Mayor Joseph G. Kuspa
Area
 • Total 6.86 sq mi (17.77 km2)
 • Land 6.85 sq mi (17.74 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,047
 • Estimate (2012) 29,585
 • Density 4,386.4/sq mi (1,693.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48195
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-74960
GNIS feature ID 0638446
Website http://www.southgate-mi.org
Census Pop.
2000 30,136
2010 30,047 −0.3%
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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.
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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.
Southgate MI 48195
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The whole team at Rose was incredibly responsive, professional, and did an wonderful job on all levels! I would highly recommend them!!
July 21, 2016
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
Highly recommend using Rose Moving and Storage.
The whole "pack and load"  aspect went smoothly.  Jim Stafford was great at estimating, courteous and quick.  The crew of 4 arrived on time and were very pleasant.  Foreman Mark communicated well, was professional and kept a fast pace.  I was amazed at their speed.  Each item was wrapped well and they would always ask if they had specific item questions.  Mark even let my 3 year old pretend to drive the "big truck", which he loved. This move out was quick and I would highly recommend this team.
June 24, 2013
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Southgate (Get Moves Cost for Southgate, MI) is a city in Wayne (Wayne, MI Moving Reviews) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 30,047 at the 2010 census.

Southgate was the last city to incorporate from the former Ecorse Township, gaining city status in October 1958. The city is bounded by Goddard Road and Brest to the north, M-85/Fort Street and Quarry Road to the east, Pennsylvania Road to the south, and Allen Road to the west. Fordline Street also serves as a border between Southgate and Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, MI Mover Reviews) between Brest and Goddard.

Southgate (Get Moving Cost for Southgate, MI) currently houses the headquarters of The News-Herald, a local Downriver newspaper which covers over twenty surrounding communities. During the late 1950s and 1960s, The Southgate (Get Relocation Estimate for Southgate, MI) Sentinel, a Mellus newspaper, was published.

The city of Southgate (Get Moving Prices for Southgate, MI) features the Splash Park/Downriver YMCA (also called Southgate (Get Moves Prices for Southgate, MI) Fun & Fitness Centre), as well as the Michigan headquarters for the Sonic Drive-In fast food restaurant chain.

History

There are two accounts of the city's name: Southgate (Get Move Prices for Southgate, MI) is described in local guides as being the "South Gate" or entrance to the Metro Detroit area. "A metropolitan daily picture story" in late 1956 also gave this explanation.

Southgate (Get Move Quote for Southgate, MI)'s first mayor, Thomas J. Anderson, also stated in 1956 that the name originated from the newly built Southgate (Get Movers Quote for Southgate, MI) Shopping Center in the middle of the city. "We were trying to get a separate post office for our community, and were advised that it would help our cause if the township board passed a resolution creating an unincorporated village," Anderson explained. "The name Southgate (Get Moving Cost for Southgate, MI) was chosen because of the shopping center then under consideration, and the board agreed that it was an appropriate name. The resolution was adopted at a regular meeting in the early summer of 1953."

Thomas Anderson became the city's first mayor in 1958 after having been Ecorse (Ecorse, MI Relocation Company) Township's supervisor for the previous five years. Anderson also has the high school named after him.

Government

Previous mayors include (alphabetically): Thomas Anderson, Walter Berklich, William Brainard, Dennis David, Suzanne Hall, James Kandrevas, Robert Reaume, and Norma Wurmlinger. As of November 17, 2009, the current mayor of Southgate (Get Movers Prices for Southgate, MI) is Joseph Kuspa. Other elected city officials are the 7 city councilpersons, a treasurer and a clerk.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.86 square miles (17.77 km2), of which, 6.85 square miles (17.74 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. Southgate borders the cities of Riverview (south), Wyandotte (east), Allen Park (northwest), Taylor (west), and Lincoln Park (north), as well as Brownstown (Brownstown, MI Moving Companies) (southwest).

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 30,047 people, 13,062 households, and 7,833 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,386.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,693.6 /km2). There were 13,933 housing units at an average density of 2,034.0 per square mile (785.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 88.7% White, 5.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population.

There were 13,062 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 40.8 years. 20.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 30,136 people, 12,836 households, and 8,048 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,395.8 per square mile (1,696.1/km²). There were 13,361 housing units at an average density of 1,948.9 per square mile (752.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.66% Caucasian, 2.11% African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.98% of the population.

There were 12,836 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,927, and the median income for a family was $56,710. Males had a median income of $45,829 versus $28,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,219. About 2.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Dining Capital of Downriver

In the News-Herald the mayor of Southgate (Get Moves Estimate for Southgate, MI) stated that the city is the "Dining Capital of Downriver." It is home to several chain restaurants. You can also find an array of small, family-owned restaurants (including a few Coney Islands) with cuisines specializing in Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic, and American. Southgate (Get Moves Estimate for Southgate, MI) was the first city in Michigan to have a Sonic Drive-In chain.

Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar located in Southgate (Get Movers Prices for Southgate, MI) and holds the Guinness record for the world's largest commercially available hamburger, weighing 185.8 pounds.

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Southgate (Get Move Cost for Southgate, MI) Community School District operates public schools.

  • Grogan Elementary
  • Chormann Elementary (Closed)
  • North Pointe Elementary (Closed)
  • Fordline Elementary
  • Shelters Elementary
  • Allen (Allen, Michigan Moving) Elementary
  • Gerisch Middle School (Closed)
  • Davidson Middle School (6th Grade - 8th Grade)
  • Southgate (Get Move Quote for Southgate, MI) Anderson High School (9th Grade - 12th Grade)

Private schools

Colleges and universities

Famous residents

  • Bedford Drive - Alternative rock band
  • Eric Champnella - Screenwriter (Eddie, Mr. 3000)
  • Jeff Jones - Former Major League Baseball pitcher; current pitching coach for the Detroit (Detroit, MI Relocation) Tigers
  • Jeff Kaiser - Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Nate Kiser - East Coast Hockey League player for the South Caro (Caro, MI Movers)lina Stingrays
  • Madeline Triffon - Sommelier
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