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Welcome to Dearborn ...

The city of Dearborn is located in Wayne County<1>.

When the people of Dearborn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dearbornite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dearborn has a population of 93,988 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dearborn.

Dearborn is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Dearborn lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Dearborn: (313)

The ZIP codes for Dearborn: 48120-48121, 48123-48124, 48126, 48128<5>

Websites for Dearborn ...

Official Website:   www.cityofdearborn.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dearborn had an population of 93,988 people. This is a decrease of 4.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dearborn had a population of 98,153 people (which is 5.39% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Dearborn the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Dearborn represents 0.99% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 98,153 people, the population of Dearborn has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 97,775 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dearborn.

Communities Also Named Dearborn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Dearborn - they are located in Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dearborn.

Communities near Dearborn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Dearborn.

  • Detroit [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
    • Detroit [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Dearborn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 665,369 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<7>
  • Windsor
  • Warren [Macomb County]
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    • Warren [Macomb County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dearborn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 132,877 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warren has also been known as:
    • Cottageville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<7>
  • Sterling Heights [Macomb County]
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    • Sterling Heights [Macomb County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dearborn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131,709 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling Heights<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Livonia [Wayne County]
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      • Livonia [Wayne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livonia<7>
    • Troy [Oakland County]
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      • Troy [Oakland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>
    • Westland [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westland
      • Westland [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westland<7>
    • Farmington Hills [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington Hills
      • Farmington Hills [Oakland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington Hills<7>
    • Southfield [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southfield
      • Southfield [Oakland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southfield<7>
    • Novi [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novi
      • Novi [Oakland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Dearborn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novi<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dearborn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dearborn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dearborn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Dearborn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dearborn. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dearborn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dearborn ...

Looking for more information about Dearborn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dearborn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dearborn.

Adding Dearborn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dearborn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dearborn was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dearborn on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Michigan (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dearborn on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Michigan

About Wayne County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dearborn: www.cityofdearborn.org/

The official website for Wayne County: www.waynecounty.com/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dearborn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dearborn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dearborn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dearborn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dearborn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dearborn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Dearborn includes: 48120, 48123, 48126 & 48128.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dearborn) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dearborn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DearbornOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dearborn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3222, Longitude: -83.1759    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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