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Welcome to Romulus ...

The city of Romulus is located in Wayne County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Romulus has a population of 23,457 people<1> (see below for details).

Romulus was established in 1871.

The community of Romulus is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Romulus lies within the (734) area code.

The ZIP code for Romulus: 48174<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Romulus had a population of 23,989 people. This makes Romulus the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Romulus represents 0.24% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 47th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,989 people, the population of Romulus increased 4.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 22,979 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Romulus had an population of 23,457 people. This is a decrease of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Romulus ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Ann Arbor   [Map]   121,477   W   18 miles [29 km]
Dearborn Heights   [Map]   55,758   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dearborn   [Map]   94,491   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Detroit   [Map]   673,104   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Farmington Hills   [Map]   81,050   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Livonia   [Map]   94,105   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Romulus.

Communities Also Named Romulus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Romulus - they are located in Alabama, New York, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Romulus. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Romulus. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Romulus.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Romulus:

Websites for Romulus ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Romulus ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Romulus. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Romulus.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Romulus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Romulus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Romulus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Romulus. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Romulus) 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 Romulus. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Romulus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romulus. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2239, Longitude: -83.3660     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romulus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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