Woodhaven, Michigan

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Woodhaven is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 12,530. It is part of the collection of communities known as Downriver.



In 1950 small parts of the eastern section of Woodhaven were considered urbanized areas by the census.[3]

Woodhaven was incorporated as a village in 1961, and was named after Woodhaven, a village in the Borough of Queens, New York City. It re-incorporated as a city on December 7, 1965.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.8 km²), all land.

The city is bounded to the north and west by Brownstown, to the southwest by Flat Rock, to the south by Brownstown, and to the east by Trenton. Woodhaven has two zip codes one is 48183 is the majority of the city; this zipcode also includes Trenton and portions of Brownstown Township. The other zip code is 48134 and includes a small portion of the Southwest corner of the city, Woodhaven shares this zip code with Flat Rock


The 2009 Mayoral election was be between city administrator David Flaten, who was endorsed by longtime outgoing mayor Karen Mazo, and councilwoman Patty Odette, who had endorsements from The News-Herald(a Downriver newspaper) and labor unions.[4] Odette won by nearly a 2-1 margin(1,475-751) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.[5] In an unusual show of support, during the swearing in ceremony for Odette, 20 Woodhaven police officers attended.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,530 people, 4,708 households, and 3,436 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,936.6 per square mile (747.7/km²). There were 4,850 housing units at an average density of 749.6/sq mi (289.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.22% White, 2.33% African American, 0.49% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population.

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