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Wayne County, Michigan
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Founded August 15, 1796
Seat Detroit
Largest city Detroit
 • Total 672.20 sq mi (1,741 km2)
 • Land 614.15 sq mi (1,591 km2)
 • Water 58.05 sq mi (150 km2), 8.64%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 1,792,365
 • Density 2,963/sq mi (1,144/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Census Pop.
1810 2,227
1820 3,574 60.5%
1830 6,781 89.7%
1840 24,173 256.5%
1850 42,756 76.9%
1860 75,547 76.7%
1870 119,068 57.6%
1880 168,444 41.5%
1890 257,114 52.6%
1900 348,793 35.7%
1910 531,591 52.4%
1920 1,177,645 121.5%
1930 1,888,946 60.4%
1940 2,015,623 6.7%
1950 2,435,235 20.8%
1960 2,666,297 9.5%
1970 2,666,751 0%
1980 2,337,891 −12.3%
1990 2,111,687 −9.7%
2000 2,061,162 −2.4%
2010 1,820,584 −11.7%
Est. 2012 1,792,365 −1.5%
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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.
Belleville MI 48111
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We have travelled to many continents before retirement and this crew is the best. They are presently loading the first  container to Europe. Very professional, prompt and considerate. Compelled to recommend even while in process
March 08, 2017
My family had a wonderful experience with Rose Moving.
We compared 4 other companies and they were the easiest estimate to schedule and offered the best product.  All the employees, from the office personnel to the guy giving the estimate to the guys packing, loading and unloading us were professional, courteous and personable.  They took measures to protect everything including the stairwell at our new house.  NOTHING was damaged.  We have NO reservations about recommending Rose Moving to anyone we know.
October 03, 2013
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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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Wayne (Get Moving Estimate for Wayne, MI) is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,820,584, making it the 18th most-populous county in the United States. The county seat is Detroit (Detroit, MI Relocation), the largest city in Michigan.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 672.20 square miles (1,741.0 km2), of which 614.15 square miles (1,590.6 km2) (or 91.36%) is land and 58.05 square miles (150.3 km2) (or 8.64%) is water (including parts of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair (St. Clair, Michigan Relocation)).

Wayne County borders on Oakland County and Macomb County to the north, Washtenaw (Washtenaw, Michigan Moving Company) to the west, Essex County to the east (Ontario) and Monroe County to the south.

The eastern (and sometimes southern) boundary is a water boundary in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair with Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Automotive traffic crosses this boundary at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge. Due to the change in direction of the river, this portion of Ontario actually lies south of Wayne (Get Move Quote for Wayne, MI). Due to the direction ambiguity, the southern communities of the county are usually referred to as "Downriver".

Grosse Ile is the largest island in Wayne (Get Relocation Prices for Wayne, MI) and is connected to the mainland by the Wayne (Get Moves Quote for Wayne, MI) Bridge and the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge.

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"Mad Anthony" Wayne (Wayne, Michigan Moving Companies)

Wayne (Get Move Quote for Wayne, MI) was one of the first counties formed when the Northwest Territory was organized. It was named for the American general "Mad Anthony" Wayne. It originally encompassed the entire area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, as well as small sections that are now part of northern Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. By proclamation of the Territorial Secretary and Acting Governor, Winthrop Sargent, on August 15, 1796, the boundaries of Wayne (Get Move Cost for Wayne, MI) were declared to begin at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River then west to Fort Wayne, then to the southernmost point of Lake Michigan and along the western shore north to the territorial boundary in Lake Superior and then along the territorial boundary through Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, and Lake Erie back to the starting point.

On January 14, 1803, the Governor of Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison (Harrison, Michigan Relocation Company), issued a similar proclamation defining the boundaries as beginning at a point where an east and west line passing through the southernmost extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect a north and south line, passing through the westernmost extreme of the lake, then north to the territorial boundary, then along said boundary line to a point where an east and west line passing through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan would intersect the same, then along this last mentioned line to the place of beginning. This boundary would include Chicago, Illinois and a sizable strip of Wisconsin along Lake Michigan.

These boundaries would be adjusted as Indiana and Illinois became states and as other counties were formed within Michigan Territory.

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  • I-75 through the Downriver communities, then through the southwest-side neighborhoods of Detroit and serves as the northern border of Downtown Detroit as the Fisher Freeway. It then turns away from the Fisher onto the Chrysler Freeway at a complex interchange with I-375 and an unnumbered extension which connects with M-3, then follows M-1, which is less than a mile away through the remainder of Detroit, connecting eastern Wayne County to Toledo and Flint to the south and north respectively. It runs non-stop to the Sault Ste. Marie (Sault Ste. Marie, MI Relocation) International Bridge to the north and to Florida to the south.
  • I-94 runs east-west through the central parts of Wayne (Get Movers Estimate for Wayne, MI), connecting it to Port Huron eastbound and Chicago westbound. To the west it provides an uninterrupted route as far as Montana and connects to the northern side of the Detroit Metro Airport. In Detroit it is known as the Edsel Ford Freeway.
  • I-96 has its eastern terminus in the county, in Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving Company). It follows Grand River Avenue until the city's northwest side, there it turns due west to I-275, where it turns north to concurrent with I-275. West of Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving) to I-275 it is known as the Jeffries Freeway; in Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Moving Reviews) it is the Rosa Parks Memorial Highway, but it is sometimes still known as the Jeffries.
  • I-275, most of whose mileage is in Wayne (Get Moving Estimate for Wayne, MI), serves the southern side of the Detroit Metro Airport as well as the Pinnacle Race Course.
  • I-375 is the nation's shortest Interstate Highway to be signed. However some highways are shorter but are not signed at all. It serves as the eastern boundary of Downtown Detroit (Detroit, MI Moving Reviews) and is a southern extension of the Chrysler Freeway.
  • US 12 has its eastern terminus in Downtown Detroit at Cass Avenue. From there it travels through the west side of Detroit and through Dearborn (Dearborn, MI Relocation) and other points west and is a useful alternative to I-94. Locally it is known as Michigan Avenue.
  • US 24 traverses through Downriver and the far west sides of Dearborn (Dearborn, MI Relocation) and Detroit and is a useful alternative to I-75. Locally it is known as Telegraph Road.
  • US 10 entered the county by two ways. Initially it was via Woodward Avenue but when the Lodge Freeway was completed U.S. Route 10 was relocated onto it; the Woodward route became M-1. Later the existing highway was truncated in Bay City (Bay City, Michigan Moving Company) and M-10 replaced it on the Lodge.
  • US 16 entered Wayne (Get Movers Quote for Wayne, MI) on Grand River Avenue and ended in Downtown Detroit.
  • US 25 was the designated name for Dix-Toledo Highway in Downriver and Fort Street and Gratiot Avenue in Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Mover Reviews). The construction of I-75 resulted in the truncation of U.S. Route 25 to Cincinnati.
  • US 112 followed Michigan Avenue out of Downtown Detroit and out of Wayne (Get Moving Estimate for Wayne, MI). Is now a routing of U.S. Route 12.
  • M-1 has its southern terminus in Downtown Detroit at Adams Street. It travels through Midtown Detroit and New Center and through Highland Park (Highland Park, MI Mover Reviews). It serves as an alternative to I-75 and M-10. Locally known as Woodward Avenue. M-1 was a result of US-10 being redesignated to the Lodge Freeway.
  • M-3 has its southern terminus in Downtown Detroit at Randolph and Jefferson Avenue. It proceeds northeasterly through Detroit's northeast side and beyond towards Mount Clemens (Mount Clemens, Michigan Relocation Companies) and points further north. Locally known as Gratiot Avenue. M-3 was the result of the removal of US-25 from Michigan.
  • M-5 begins at the northern intersection with I-96 on Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Relocation Company)'s northwest side and follows Grand River Avenue out of the county.
  • M-8 runs from I-96 to Conant Street in Detroit, passing through Highland Park (Highland Park, MI Moving Companies). The freeway portion is known as the Davison Freeway.
  • M-10 starts at the same intersection where M-3 starts in Downtown Detroit and travels further into the city on the Lodge Freeway and connects it to Southfield (Southfield, Michigan Moving Company).
  • M-14 starts at the interchange with I-96 and I-275 in Livonia and travels out into rural areas, serving Plymouth and Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI Relocation).
  • state-MI M / 39 starts in Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, Michigan Relocation)'s city center and runs along Southfield Road to Allen Park and becomes the Southfield Freeway, traveling through the west side of Detroit.
  • M-39 begins at M-3 in Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Movers), running through the city and connecting it to the Thumb area of the state. Locally known as Van Dyke Avenue.
  • M-85, which is entirely in Wayne (Get Moves Prices for Wayne, MI), starts at Griswold Street in Downtown Detroit and connects the city's southwest side to Downriver, ending near Flat Rock at I-75, for whom which M-85 serves as an alternative. Locally known as West Fort and South Fort, divided at the River Rouge.
  • M-97 only runs a short distance through Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Mover Reviews)'s northeast side, starting at M-3. In the city it follows Gunston Street and Hoover Street.
  • M-102 follows the county line between M-5 and I-94. Locally known as West 8 Mile and East 8 Mile, divided at John R. Street.
  • M-153 starts at Wyoming Street on the Detroit-Dearborn (Dearborn, MI Movers) limit and continues through the western suburbs as Ford Road.
  • M-16 became part of US 16, which is also removed from Michigan.
  • M-17 once followed Ecorse Road into Lincoln Park (Lincoln Park, MI Movers), then ran concurrently with U.S. Route 25 to Downtown Detroit.
  • M-56 connected US 24 in Monroe to Flat Rock; it once connected to US 112 in Canton along Huron River Drive and Belleville (Belleville, Michigan Moving Company) Road.
  • M-112 entered Wayne County during World War II, and the years following, on an expressway, providing access to the Willow Run Airport in Van Buren (Van Buren, Michigan Moving Company) and turned onto present-day Interstate 94 in Romulus Township. In Taylor Township it had interchanges with both M-17 and US 24, then ended at US 112 in Dearborn.
  • Dixie Highway ran through Wayne (Get Moves Prices for Wayne, MI) as early as 1915. Back then it was one of the only routes that connected the county to the Southern United States. Today there are no traces of the old highway in the county.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne (Get Move Quote for Wayne, MI) Airport is located in the Downriver community of Romulus. It serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines and Spirit Airlines and is one of the two airports operated by the Wayne (Get Relocation Cost for Wayne, MI) Airport Authority.
  • Willow Run Airport is located in Van Buren (Van Buren, MI Moving Reviews) and has four runways (a fifth was recently converted into a taxiway). No scheduled flights operate out of Willow Run and is one of the two airports operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority.
  • Grosse Ile Municipal Airport is located about two miles (3.2 km) south of Grosse Ile (Grosse Ile, MI Moving Company)'s downtown area. It has two paved runways. No scheduled flights operate out of this airport as well.
  • Coleman A. Young International Airport is also known as the Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Moving Companies) City Airport, which is not to be confused with the larger and nearby Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Relocation Companies) Metro Airport. It is located just a short drive from Downtown Detroit (Detroit, MI Relocation) along M-3. It also has two runways and no scheduled flights, although it has been attempted in the past.


The 2010 United States Census indicates Wayne (Get Movers Prices for Wayne, MI) had a 2010 population of 1,820,584. This is a decrease of -240,578 people from the 2000 United States Census. Overall, the county had a -11.7% growth rate during this ten-year period. In 2010 there were 702,749 households and 450,651 families in the county. The population density was 2,974.4 per square mile (1,148.4 square kilometers). There were 821,693 housing units at an average density of 1,342.5 per square mile (518.3 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 49.6% White, 40.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 5.2% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races.

There were 702,749 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were husband and wife families, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.9% were non-families, and 30.7% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.4% under age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The 2010 American Community Survey 1-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the county was $39,408 and the median income for a family was $49,176. Males had a median income of $26,823 versus $17,744 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,948. About 18.6% of families and 23.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.8% of those under the age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2001, of the U.S. counties, Wayne (Get Move Estimate for Wayne, MI) has the 51st largest Asian population.


The historic Guardian Building in Detroit is the Wayne (Get Movers Cost for Wayne, MI) headquarters.

Wayne (Get Move Prices for Wayne, MI) is Michigan's first "charter county", with a home rule charter setting up its structures within limits set in state law and constitution. Most Michigan county governments are structured according to state law, without a locally adopted charter.

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records for all areas except Detroit (Detroit, Michigan Relocation), administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. Most other local government functions – police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. – are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Wayne (Get Move Prices for Wayne, MI) elected officials

  • County Executive: Robert A. Ficano (Democratic)
  • Prosecuting Attorney: Kym L. Worthy (Democratic)
  • Sheriff: Benny N. Napoleon (Napoleon, Michigan Movers) (Democratic)
  • County Clerk: Cathy M. Garrett (Democratic)
  • County Treasurer: Raymond J. Wojtowicz (Democratic)
  • Register of Deeds: Bernard J. Youngblood (Democratic)
  • Wayne (Get Moving Prices for Wayne, MI) Commission: Gary Woronchak, Chair (Democratic) 15 members, elected from districts (13 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
  • Circuit Court (3rd Circuit encompasses Wayne (Get Moving Prices for Wayne, MI)): 61 judges (non-partisan)
  • Probate Court: 8 judges (non-partisan)

(information as of December 2009)

Department of Public Services

Formerly the Wayne (Get Moving Quote for Wayne, MI) Road Commission, the Department of Public Services is the government agency in Wayne (Get Move Prices for Wayne, MI) responsible for building and maintaining the county's roads and highways. A number of the former agency's works are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Wayne (Get Move Estimate for Wayne, MI) Jail Division operates The Andrew C. Baird Detention Facility in Downtown Detroit, the The Old Wayne (Get Movers Estimate for Wayne, MI) Jail in Downtown Detroit, and the The William Dickerson Detention Facility in Hamtramck.


Presidential Election Results 1960-2012
Year Democratic Republic (Republic, Michigan Movers)an
2012 72.83% 595,846 26.13% 213,814
2008 74.02% 660,085 24.62% 219,582
2004 69.39% 600,047 29.81% 257,750
2000 69.01% 530,414 29.02% 223,021
1996 68.95% 504,466 24.04% 175,886
1992 60.39% 508,464 26.96% 227,002
1988 60.18% 450,222 39.03% 291,996
1984 57.19% 496,632 42.31% 367,391
1980 58.60% 522,024 35.42% 315,532
1976 60.11% 548,767 38.18% 348,588
1972 53.26% 514,913 45.08% 435,877
1968 63.25% 654,157 26.16% 270,566
1964 75.97% 831,674 23.83% 260,901
1960 65.99% 773,327 33.66% 394,485

Cities, villages, and townships

The white areas represent unincorporated charter and civil townships. The gray areas represent incorporated cities and villages.


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