Riverview, Michigan

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Riverview is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 13,272 at the 2000 census.

The city is a suburb in the Metro Detroit area, located along the shore of the Detroit River. It measures 11.4 km² (4.4 square miles) in area. Riverview incorporated as a village in 1922 and as a city in 1959. There are rail lines through the City.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.65%) is water. The main road is Fort Street (M-85).


In 1950 Riverview only stretched as far west as the west end of the northern of Trenton's two northern boundaries. The rest of what is today Riverview was still part of unincorporated Monguagon Township at that point.[3] In the 1950's and 1960's, during the Cold War, the Department of Defense (through the United States Army)operated Nike missile launch site D-54 on the site of what is now Young Patriot's Park. The IFC (integrated fire control) site was on the site of what is now Rivergate Nursing Home and Terrace.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,272 people, 5,352 households, and 3,569 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,012.6 per square mile (1,162.0/km²). There were 5,532 housing units at an average density of 1,255.7/sq mi (484.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.13% White, 2.11% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.46% of the population.

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