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Encyclopedia > Detroit, Michigan
City of Detroit
Flag of City of Detroit
Flag
Official seal of City of Detroit
Seal
Nickname: The Motor City, Motown, Rock City, The D
Motto: "Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus"
(Latin for, "We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes")
Location in Wayne County, Michigan
Coordinates: 42°19′53.76″N 83°2′51″W / 42.3316, -83.0475
Country United States
State Michigan
County Wayne
Founded 1701
Incorporation 1806
Government
 - Type Strong Mayor-Council
 - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D)
Area
 - City 143.0 sq mi (370.2 km²)
 - Land 138.8 sq mi (359.4 km²)
 - Water 4.2 sq mi (10.8 km²)
 - Urban 1,295 sq mi (3,354 km²)
 - Metro 3,913 sq mi (10,135 km²)
Elevation [1] 600 ft (183 m)
Population (2006)[2][3][4]
 - City 918,849
 - Density 6,856/sq mi (2,647/km²)
 - Urban 3,903,377
 - Metro 4,467,592
  City = 2006, Metro =2007
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 313
FIPS code 26-22000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1617959[6]
Website: http://www.detroitmi.gov/

Detroit (pronounced /dɪˈtrɔɪt/) (French: Détroit, meaning "strait"[7], pronounced [detʁwa] ) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the seat of Wayne County. Detroit is a major port city on the Detroit River, in the Midwest region of the United States. Located north of Windsor, Ontario, Detroit area is the only major U.S. city that looks south to Canada. It was founded in 1701 by the Frenchman Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. Detroit usually refers to Detroit, Michigan and is derived from Détroit (pronounced Day-twa), the French word for strait. ... This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Image File history File links Detroit_flag. ... Flag of Detroit The Flag of Detroit, Michigan was officially adopted in 1948. ... Image File history File links Detroit_Seal. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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It is known as the world's traditional automotive center — "Detroit" is a metonym for the American automobile industry — and an important source of popular music, legacies celebrated by the city's two familiar nicknames, Motor City and Motown.[8][9] Other nicknames emerged in the twentieth century, including Rock City, Arsenal of Democracy (during World War II),[10] The D, D-Town, "Hockeytown" (a reference to the success and popularity of the Detroit Red Wings) and The 3-1-3 (its area code).[11] Car redirects here. ... In rhetoric and cognitive linguistics, metonymy (in Greek meta = after/later and onoma = name) is the use of a single characteristic to identify a more complex entity. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Detroit Rock City is a song by the American hard rock group Kiss featured on their 1976 album, Destroyer. ... This article is actively undergoing a major edit for a short while. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Area code 313 is the telephone area code serving the city of Detroit, Michigan, and some of the citys innermost suburbs. ...


In 2006, Detroit ranked as the United States' eleventh most populous city, with 918,849 residents.[4] At its peak, the city was the fourth largest in the country, but it has rapidly declined in population since the 1960s. The name Detroit sometimes refers to the Metro Detroit area, a sprawling region with a population of 4,467,592[12] for the Metropolitan Statistical Area, making it the nation's eleventh-largest, and a population of 5,405,918[13] for the nine-county Combined Statistical Area as of the 2007 Census Bureau estimates. The Windsor-Detroit area, a critical commercial link straddling the Canada-U.S. border, has a total population of about 5,900,000.[14] Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... View from Ouellette Avenue in Windsor across the river to Detroits Guardian and Penobscot Building cityscape. ... ...

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History

Main article: History of Detroit

The city name comes from the Detroit River (French: l'étroit du Lac Erie), meaning "the strait of Lake Erie," linking Lake Huron and Lake Erie; in the historical context, the strait included Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.[15] Traveling up the Detroit River on the ship Le Griffon (owned by La Salle), Father Louis Hennepin noted the north bank of the river as an ideal location for a settlement. There, in 1701, the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded a settlement called Fort Détroit, naming it after the comte de Pontchartrain, Minister of Marine under Louis XIV. Francois Marie Picoté, sieur de Belestre (Montreal 1719–1793) was the last French military commander at Fort Detroit (1758–1760), surrendering the fort on November 29, 1760 to the British. Detroit's city flag reflects this French heritage. (See Flag of Detroit, Michigan.) Statue of Cadillac commemorating his 1701 landing along the Detroit River The first recorded mention of what became the city of Detroit in the U.S. state of Michigan was in 1670, when the French Sulpician missionaries François Dollier de Casson and René Bréhant de Galínee stopped... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Ipperwash Beach, Lake Huron. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Public beach on Lake St. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Built by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Le Griffon is considered to have been the first actual ship on the Upper Great Lakes. ... Engraving of Cavelier de La Salle A later engraving of Robert de LaSalle Memorial Plaque to de La Salle in Rouen René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de LaSalle (November 22, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. ... A painting of Father Louis Hennepin discovering Saint Anthony Falls. ... Statue of Cadillac commemorating his landing in Detroit Antoine Laumet, dit de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac (March 5, 1658-October 15, 1730), a French explorer, was a colourful figure in the history of New France. ... Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit or Fort Detroit was a fort established by the French officer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in 1701. ... who is he. ... Louis XIV King of France and Navarre By Hyacinthe Rigaud (1701) Louis XIV (Louis-Dieudonné) (September 5, 1638–September 1, 1715) reigned as King of France and King of Navarre from May 14, 1643 until his death. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Flag of Detroit The Flag of Detroit, Michigan was officially adopted in 1948. ...


During the French and Indian War (1760), British troops gained control and shortened the name to Detroit. Several tribes led by Chief Pontiac, an Ottawa leader, launched Pontiac's Rebellion (1763), including a siege of Fort Detroit. Partially in response to this, the British Royal Proclamation of 1763 included restrictions on white settlement in unceded Indian territories. Detroit passed to the United States under the Jay Treaty (1796). In 1805, fire destroyed most of the settlement. A river warehouse and brick chimneys of the wooden homes were the sole structures to survive.[16] No authentic images of Pontiac are known to exist. ... The Ottawa (also Odawa, Odaawa, Outaouais, or Trader) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... Combatants British Empire American Indians Commanders Jeffrey Amherst, Henry Bouquet Pontiac, Guyasuta Strength ~3,000 soldiers[1] ~3,500 warriors[2] Casualties 450 soldiers killed, 2,000 civilians killed or captured, 4,000 civilians displaced ~200 warriors killed, possible additional war-related deaths from disease Pontiacs Rebellion was a... Combatants Pontiacs confederacy Great Britain Commanders Pontiac Wasson Henry Gladwin Donald Campbell † Strength Casualties For the action in the War of 1812, see the Siege of Detroit The Siege of Fort Detroit was an ultimately unsuccessful attempt by North American Indians to capture Fort Detroit during Pontiacs Rebellion. ... A portion of eastern North America; the 1763 Proclamation line is the border between the red and the pink areas. ... The Treaty The Jay Treaty between the United States and Great Britain averted war, solved many issues left over from the Revolution, and opened ten years of peaceful trade in the midst of a large war. ...

Detroit in the 1880s.
Detroit in the 1880s.

From 1805 to 1847, Detroit was the capital of Michigan. As the city expanded, the street layout followed a plan developed by Augustus B. Woodward, Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. Detroit fell to British troops during the War of 1812 in the Siege of Detroit, was recaptured by the United States in 1813 and incorporated as a city in 1815. Prior to the American Civil War, the city's access to the Canadian border made it a key stop along the underground railroad.[17] Then a Lieutenant, the future president Ulysses S. Grant was stationed in the city. His dwelling is still at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. Because of this local sentiment, many Detroiters volunteered to fight during the American Civil War, beginning with the "Iron Brigade" which defended Washington, D.C. early in the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "Thank God for Michigan!" Following the death of President Abraham Lincoln, George Armstrong Custer delivered a eulogy to the thousands gathered near Campus Martius Park. Custer led the Michigan Brigade during the American Civil War and called them the "Wolverines."[18] Image File history File links Map_image_detroit. ... Image File history File links Map_image_detroit. ... Augustus Brevoort Woodward (born Elias Brevoort Woodward November 1774, died July 12, 1827) was the first Chief Justice of the Michigan Territory. ... From 1805-1818, the western border was a line through Lake Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... Combatants United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Native Americans United States Commanders Isaac Brock Tecumseh William Hull # Strength 600 natives, 330 regulars, 300 militia, 2,500 Casualties 2 wounded 7 killed, 2,493 captured Detroit frontier Tippecanoe – 1st Mackinac Island – Brownstown - Maguaga – Fort Dearborn – Detroit – Fort Harrison – Fort Wayne... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... H. B. Lindsley, Harriet Tubman, c. ... Ulysses S. Grant,[2] born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... Custer redirects here. ... Campus Martius Park is a park in Detroit. ... The Michigan Brigade, sometimes called the Wolverines, the Michigan Cavalry Brigade or Custers Brigade, fought in the American Civil War. ...


Detroit's many Gilded Age mansions and buildings arose during the late 1800s. The city was referred to as the "Paris of the West" for its architecture, and for Washington Boulevard, recently electrified by Thomas Edison.[19] Strategically located along the Great Lakes waterway, Detroit emerged as a transportation hub. The city had grown steadily from the 1830s with the rise of shipping, shipbuilding, and manufacturing industries. In 1896, a thriving carriage trade prompted Henry Ford to build his first automobile in a rented workshop on Mack Avenue, and in 1904, the Ford Motor Company was founded. Ford's manufacturing — and those of automotive pioneers William C. Durant, the Dodge brothers, and Walter Chrysler—reinforced Detroit's status as the world's automotive capital; it also served to encourage truck manufacturers such as Rapid and Grabowsky. The industry spurred the city's spectacular growth during the first half of the twentieth century as it drew many new residents, particularly workers from the Southern United States. Detroit is home to the Lakeside Foundry. Strained racial relations were evident in the trial of Dr. Ossian Sweet, a black Detroit physician acquitted of murder after he shot into a large mob when he moved from the all-black part of the city to an all-white area.[20] With the introduction of prohibition, the river was a major conduit for Canadian spirits, organized in large part by the notorious Purple Gang.[21] <math> </math></math> The Breakers, a gilded-age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. ... Edison redirects here. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... Car redirects here. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... William Crapo Durant (December 8, 1861-March 18, 1947) was a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry, creating the system of multi-brand holding companies with different lines of cars. ... For other uses, see Dodge (disambiguation). ... Walter Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 – August 18, 1940) was an American automobile pioneer. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Historic Southern United States. ... Ossian Sweet (October 30, 1895 - March 20, 1960) was an African American doctor notable for his self-defense of his newly-purchased home against a white mob attempting to force him out in Detroit in 1925. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Paul R. Kavieffs The Purple Gang : Organized Crime in Detroit 1910-1945 The Purple Gang was a mob of bootleggers and hijackers in the 1920s. ...

Cadillac Motor Co..(c.1910)
Cass Ave. at Amsterdam St.

Labor strife climaxed in the 1930s when the United Auto Workers became involved in bitter disputes with Detroit's auto manufacturers. The labor activism of those years brought notoriety to union leaders such as Jimmy Hoffa and Walter Reuther. The 1940s saw the construction of the world's first urban depressed freeway, the Davison[22] and the industrial growth during World War II that led to Detroit's nickname as the Arsenal of Democracy.[23] Image File history File links 4a22542r. ... Image File history File links 4a22542r. ... For other uses, see Cadillac (disambiguation). ... The United Auto Workers (UAW), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, The UAW has approximately 540,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada... For other uses, see Hoffa (disambiguation). ... Walter Philip Reuther (September 1, 1907 – May 10, 1970) was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic party]] in the mid 20th century. ... The Davison (M-8) M-8 is a short but important Michigan state highway lying within Detroit. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is actively undergoing a major edit for a short while. ...


The city faced major challenges during the war as tens of thousands of workers migrated to the city to work in the war industries. Many of these migrant workers were blacks and whites from the U.S. south. Housing was difficult to find. The "color blind" promotion policies of the auto plants resulted in racial tension that erupted into a full-scale riot in 1943.[24] The 1943 Detroit Race Riot was a race riot which occurred during World War II. The racial tension in Detroit during WWII increased as migration of blacks from the South to the industrial cities of the Manufacturing Belt accelerated. ...

An extensive freeway system constructed in the 1950s and 1960s not only facilitated commuting, but was often built in the middle of the traditionally black communities. Many Detroit inner-city neighborhoods endured a painful decline from the 1960s and 1970s leaving some areas of the inner-city with urban blight. The Twelfth Street riot in 1967, the construction of new auto plants in Detroit's suburbs, as well as court-ordered busing accelerated white flight from the city, while many black people were victims of discriminatory loan and sales practices that denied them home ownership in the suburbs. Image File history File links Michigan_Soldiers_and_Sailors_Monument. ... Image File history File links Michigan_Soldiers_and_Sailors_Monument. ... Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument with the old Detroit City Hall in the background The Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a Civil War monument located in Detroit, Michigan. ... The former Detroit City Hall was located at what is now Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Commuters on the New York City Subway during rush hour Rush hour at Shinjuku Station, Yamanote Line Traffic jam Commuting is the process of travelling between a place of residence and a place of work. ... Symptoms of urban blight: graffiti-covered abandoned and deteriorating buildings and garbage-strewn vacant lots. ... The riot featured on the cover of the August 4, 1967 edition of Time magazine. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Commensurate with the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs, the city's tax base had declined. Retailers and small business owners departed the city in the wake of the increased crime rate. Within a few years large numbers of buildings and homes were abandoned, many remaining for decades in a state of decay.


In 1973, the city elected its first black mayor, Coleman Young. Young's combative style during his five terms in office was not well received by many whites, who continued to leave the city in large numbers.[25] For other persons named Coleman Young, see Coleman Young (disambiguation). ...


The gasoline crises of 1973 and 1979 impacted the U.S. auto industry as small cars from foreign makers made inroads into the traditional dominance of the domestic automakers. High-paying manufacturing jobs became scarce. Heroin and crack cocaine use afflicted the city with the influence of Butch Jones, Maserati Rick, and the Chambers Brothers. Drug-related violence and property crimes rose, and many abandoned homes were demolished as they had become havens for drug dealers. Sizable tracts have reverted to a form of urban prairie with wild animals spotted migrating into the city.[26] "Renaissance" has been a perennial buzzword among city leaders since the Twelfth Street riot and was reinforced by the construction of the Renaissance Center in the late 1970s. This complex of skyscrapers, designed as a "city within a city," slowed but was unable to reverse the trend of businesses leaving the city's Downtown until the 1990's. The 1973 oil crisis began on October 17, 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC, consisting of the Arab members of OPEC plus Egypt and Syria) announced, as a result of the ongoing Yom Kippur War, that they would no longer ship oil to nations... Line at a gas station, June 15, 1979. ... Automakers or automobile manufacturers are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a solid, smokeable form of cocaine and is a highly addictive drug popular for its intense psychoactive high. ... Young Boys Incorporated, also known as Y.B.I. was the first African-American drug cartel that operated on street corners. ... The Chambers Brothers were a street gang heavily involved in the distribution of crack cocaine in the city of Detroit, Michigan during the 1980s. ... These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... Urban prairie is a term to describe what is occurring to the core areas of many North American cities as urban sprawl takes hold. ... The riot featured on the cover of the August 4, 1967 edition of Time magazine. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ...


In 1980, Detroit hosted the Republican National Convention which nominated Ronald Reagan to a successful bid for President of the United States. Four years later, the city again appeared on the national radar, but for unwanted reasons: rioting in the wake of the Detroit Tigers' World Series championship left three dead and millions of dollars in property damage. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reagan redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ...


In the 1990s, the city began to enjoy a revival, much of it centered downtown. Comerica Tower at Detroit Center (1993) arose on the city skyline. In the ensuing years, three casinos opened in Detroit: MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino, and Greektown Casino which are now adding resorts. New downtown stadiums were constructed for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions in 2000 and 2002, respectively; this put the Lions' home stadium in the city proper for the first time since 1974. The city hosted the 2005 MLB All-Star Game, 2006 Super Bowl XL, 2006 World Series and WrestleMania 23 in 2007, all which prompted many improvements to the downtown area. The city's riverfront is the focus of much development; in 2007, the first portions of the Detroit River Walk were laid, including miles of parks and fountains. This new urban development in Detroit is a mainstay in the city's earnest desire to reinvent its economic identity through tourism.[27] Along the river, upscale million dollar condos are going up, such as Watermark Detroit, some of the most expensive the city has ever seen. Comerica Tower Comerica Tower, formerly known as One Detroit Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The MGM Grand Detroit Casino Resort is located in Detroit, Michigan. ... MotorCity Casino is one of three 75,000 square foot casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Greektown Casino Resort (2008) is one of three commercial casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... Date February 5, 2006 Stadium Ford Field City Detroit, Michigan MVP Hines Ward, wide receiver Favorite Steelers by 4 National anthem Aaron Neville, Aretha Franklin and Dr. John, ASL performed by Angela LaGuardia Coin toss Tom Brady Referee Bill Leavy Halftime show The Rolling Stones Attendance 68,206 TV in... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Márquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on... WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... The Detroit RiverWalk will be a 5½-mile (8. ... Restoration of the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel. ... The Watermark Detroit project is one of three condo developments chosen last year to fill sites along the Detroit Riverfront once occupied by cement companies. ...


Geography

Topography

A simulated-color satellite image of Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite.
A simulated-color satellite image of Detroit, with Windsor across the river, taken on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite.
Detroit skyline along the Detroit River.
A view of the city from Belle Isle Park.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 143.0 square miles (370.2 km²); of this, 138.8 square miles (359.4 km²) is land and 4.2 square miles (10.8 km²) is water. Detroit is the principal city of the Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan regions. The highest elevation in Detroit is in the University District neighborhood in northwestern Detroit, just west of Palmer Park sitting at a height of 670 feet (204 m). Detroit's lowest elevation is along its riverfront, sitting at a height of 579 feet (176 m). Detroit completely encircles the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park. On its northeast border are the wealthy communities of Grosse Pointe. The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only international wildlife preserve in North America, uniquely located in the heart of a major metropolitan area. The Refuge includes islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands along 48 miles (77 km) of the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shoreline. Download high resolution version (800x800, 211 KB)A large Landsat of Detroit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (800x800, 211 KB)A large Landsat of Detroit File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... Landsat 7 is the latest satellite of the Landsat program. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... This article is about the island in the Detroit River. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... Southeast Michigan is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that is home to a majority of the states residents, businesses, and industries. ... Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Highland Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club St. ... The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge is the only international wildlife refuge in North America. ... A nature reserve is an area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or research. ... North American redirects here. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... The Western Basin of Lake Erie is the shallow flat basin that comprises the western third of the lake. ...


The city is crossed by three road systems: the original French template, radial avenues from a Washington, D.C.-inspired system, and true north–south roads from the Northwest Ordinance township system. The city is north of Windsor, Ontario. Detroit is the only major city along the U.S.-Canadian border in which one travels south in order to cross into Canada. Detroit has four border crossings: the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel provide motor vehicle thoroughfare; the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel provides railroad access to and from Canada. The fourth border crossing is the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry, located near the Windsor Salt Mine and Zug Island. Not far from Zug Island, the southwest part of the city sits atop a 1,500-acre (610 ha) salt mine that is 1,100 feet (340 m) below the surface. The Detroit Salt Company mine has over 100 miles (160 km) of roads within it.[28][29] For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Mile Road System in southeast Michigan was established as a way to delineate east-west roads through the Detroit area and the surrounding rural rim. ... Northwest Territory (1787). ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ... The Michigan Central Railway Tunnel is a railroad tunnel under the Detroit River connecting Detroit, Michigan, USA with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... // Introduction The Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry has been shuttling cars and trucks across the Detroit River for over 100 years. ... Zug Island is an island in the city of River Rouge at the southern boundary with Detroit in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article is about the unit of measurement. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ...


Climate

Detroit and the rest of southeastern Michigan have a continental climate which is influenced by the Great Lakes. Winters are cold with moderate snowfall.[30] and nighttime temperatures sometimes dropping below 10 °F (–12 °C), while summers are warm with temperatures sometimes exceeding 90 °F (32 °C). Average monthly precipitation ranges from about two to four inches (50 to 100 mm). Snowfall, which typically occurs from November to early April, ranges from an average of 1 to 10 inches (3 to 25 cm) a month.[31] The highest recorded temperature was 105.0 °F (40.5 °C) on July 24, 1934, while the lowest recorded temperature was –24.0 °F (–31.1 °C) on December 22, 1872.[32]
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Weather averages for Detroit, Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F 31 33 44 58 70 79 83 81 74 62 48 35 58
Average low °F 16 18 27 37 48 57 62 60 53 41 32 22 39
Precipitation inches 1.9 1.7 2.4 3.0 2.9 3.6 3.1 3.4 2.8 2.2 2.7 2.5 32.3
Average high °C -1 1 7 14 21 26 28 27 23 17 9 2 14
Average low °C -9 -8 -3 3 9 14 17 16 12 5 0 -6 3
Precipitation cm 4 4 6 7 7 9 7 8 7 5 6 6 82
Source: Weatherbase[33] Nov 2006

Surrounding municipalities

The cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park both lie entirely within the boundaries of the city of Detroit. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Southfield is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Farmington Hills is the most populous city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ferndale is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Oak Park is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Berkley is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Star Dream by Marshall Fredericks in downtown Royal Oak Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Madison Heights is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Hazel Park is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Macomb Incorporated 1957 Government  - Type Council-Strong Mayor  - Mayor Mark A. Steenbergh Area  - City  34. ... Eastpointe (formerly East Detroit) is a city in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Roseville is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is a part of the Metro Detroit area. ... St. ... Mount Clemens is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Public beach on Lake St. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Redford is a charter township in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Livonia is a city located in the northwest part of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Image File history File links North. ... The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club St. ... Public beach on Lake St. ... Image File history File links West. ... Image File history File links East. ... Image File history File links South. ... Dearborn is a city of nearly 98,000 people located in the Metro Detroit metropolitan area and Wayne County, Michigan. ... Lincoln Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Romulus is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Taylor is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Woodhaven is a city located in Wayne County, Michigan. ... New Boston is an unincorporated community in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... This article is about the island in the Detroit River. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Hamtramck is a city in Wayne County of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Highland Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Cityscape

Detroit International Riverfront at night during the Season of Super Bowl XL.
Detroit International Riverfront at night during the Season of Super Bowl XL.

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Architecture

Detroit's skyline at Hart Plaza.
Detroit's skyline at Hart Plaza.
Penobscot Building (1928) left, with the Dime Building (1912).
Penobscot Building (1928) left, with the Dime Building (1912).
St. Joseph Catholic Church (1873) is a notable example of Detroit's fine ecclesial architecture.
Wayne County Building (1897) from Monroe Street by John and Arthur Scott.
Wayne County Building (1897) from Monroe Street by John and Arthur Scott.

Seen in panorama, Detroit's waterfront shows a variety of architectural styles. The post modern neogothic spires of the Comerica Tower at Detroit Center (1993) were designed to blend with the city’s Art Deco skyscrapers. Together with the Renaissance Center, they form a distinctive and recognizable skyline. Examples of the Art Deco style include the Guardian Building and Penobscot Building downtown, as well as the Fisher Building and Cadillac Place in the New Center area near Wayne State University. Among the city's prominent structures are the nation's largest Fox Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Comerica Tower at Detroit Center by John Burgee and Philip C. Johnson. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1068x1374, 155 KB)Penobscot Building at left. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1068x1374, 155 KB)Penobscot Building at left. ... Penobscot Building (left) The Penobscot Building is a skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Penobscot Building on the left, Dime Building on the right The Dime Building stands at 719 Griswold Street, just down the street from the Penobscot Building, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Wayne_County_Bldg_Detroit_MI_USA.JPG‎ My photo of Oct 13 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Wayne_County_Bldg_Detroit_MI_USA.JPG‎ My photo of Oct 13 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Wayne County Building is a lowrise government tower in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is an overview of the term Panorama. ... 1000 de La Gauchetière, with ornamented and strongly defined top, middle and bottom. ... A modern spire on the Lancaster University Chaplaincy Centre A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower. ... One Detroit Center (500 Woodward Ave. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... Asheville City Hall. ... The Guardian Building The buildings lavish interior The Guardian Building is a historic skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Penobscot Building (left) The Penobscot Building is a skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Built in 1928, the Fisher Building, a National Historic Landmark, has been nicknamed Detroits largest art object. Its setback and towering style was inspired by Mayan architecture, as were many buildings using the Neo-American Style movement. ... Cadillac Place is an enormous office building in the New Center section of Detroit, Michigan. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan is a historic Roaring Twenties theater. ... The Detroit Opera House, opened on January 22, 1922 as the Capitol Theater, is the current venue for all Michigan Opera Theatre productions. ... The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. ...


While the downtown and New Center areas contain high-rise buildings, the majority of the surrounding city consists of low-rise structures and single-family homes. Outside of the city's core, residential high-rises are found in neighborhoods such as the East Riverfront extending toward Grosse Pointe and the Palmer Park neighborhood just west of Woodward. Neighborhoods constructed prior to World War II feature the architecture of the times. Wood frame and brick houses in the working class neighborhoods, larger brick homes in middle class neighborhoods, and ornate mansions in neighborhoods such as Brush Park, Woodbridge, Indian Village, Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, and others. The oldest neighborhoods are along the Woodward and Jefferson corridors, while neighborhoods built in the 1950s are found in the far west and closer to 8 Mile Road. Some of the oldest extant neighborhoods include Corktown, a working class, formerly Irish neighborhood, and Brush Park. Both are now seeing multi-million dollar restorations and construction of new homes and condos. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club St. ... Palmer Park is an unicorporated community within the Greater Landover census area. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The article provides a brief overview of some of the many neigborhoods and historic districts in Detroit, Michigan: // The Bagley community is an area in Northwest Detroit whose boundaries are West Outer Drive to the north, Livernois Avenue to the east, West McNichols (Six Mile Road) to the south, and... Woodbridge is the name of various places around the world: In Australia: Woodbridge, Western Australia formerly called West Midland. ... Indian Village can refer to: Indian Village, Indiana Indian Village, Detroit This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The article provides a brief overview of some of the many neigborhoods and historic districts in Detroit, Michigan: // The Bagley community is an area in Northwest Detroit whose boundaries are West Outer Drive to the north, Livernois Avenue to the east, West McNichols (Six Mile Road) to the south, and... The article provides a brief overview of some of the many neigborhoods and historic districts in Detroit, Michigan: // The Bagley community is an area in Northwest Detroit whose boundaries are West Outer Drive to the north, Livernois Avenue to the east, West McNichols (Six Mile Road) to the south, and... Corktown can refer to: Corktown,_Toronto,_Ontario Corktown,_Detroit This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Many of the city's architecturally significant buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places and the city has one of the nation's largest surviving collections of late nineteenth and early twentieth century buildings.[36] There are a number of architecturally significant churches, including St. Joseph Catholic Church and Saint Anne de Detroit Catholic Church. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Ste. ...


There is substantial activity in urban design, historic preservation and architecture[37] A number of downtown redevelopment projects — of which Campus Martius Park is one of the most notable — have revitalized parts of the city. Grand Circus Park stands near the city's theater district, Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. Campus Martius Park is a park in Detroit. ... Grand Circus Park in Detroit, Michigan Grand Circus Park is an open space in downtown Detroit, Michigan that connects the theatre district with its financial center. ... The Detroit Theatre District is the nations second largest and includes several splendidly restored performance halls: The Fox Theatre, Fisher Theater, Detroit Opera House, Orchestra Hall, Gem Theatre, Detroit Masonic Temple Theater, Century Theatre and the State Theatre. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin...


The Detroit International Riverfront includes a partially completed three and one-half mile riverfront promenade with a combination of parks, residential buildings, and commercial areas from Hart Plaza to the MacArthur Bridge accessing Belle Isle (the largest island park in a U.S. city). The riverfront includes Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor, Michigan's first urban state park. The second phase is a two mile (3 km) extension from Hart Plaza to the Ambassador Bridge for a total of five miles (8 km) of parkway from bridge to bridge. Civic planners envision that the riverfront properties condemned under eminent domain, with their pedestrian parks, will spur more residential development. Other major parks include Palmer (north of Highland Park), River Rouge (in the southwest side), and Chene Park (on the east river downtown). Detroit International Riverfront at night The Detroit International Riverfront is an area so designated by the nonprofit city sponsored managing entity named the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization. ... View of the Detroit skyline from Hart Plaza Monolith at Hart Plaza. ... Interior of the Nature Center at Belle Isle Belle Isle is a 982 acre (3. ... Tri-Centennial State Park is a state park in Michigan. ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... Eminent domain (United States), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia) or expropriation (Canada, South Africa) in common law legal systems is the inherent power of the state to seize a citizens private property, expropriate property, or rights in property, without the owner... Highland Park is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Chene Park is an amphitheater located along the banks of the Detroit River in Detroit, Michigan. ...


Neighborhoods

Historic homes in the Indian Village neighborhood on the east side.
Historic homes in the Indian Village neighborhood on the east side.
See also: Neighborhoods in Detroit, Urban development in Detroit, and Public housing in Detroit

Several neighborhoods and districts are listed in the National Register of Historic Places such as Lafayette Park, part of the Mies van der Rohe residential district. On Saturdays, about 45,000 people shop the city's historic Eastern Market.[38] The Midtown and the New Center area are centered around Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital. Midtown has about 50,000 residents, yet it attracts millions of visitors each year to its museums and cultural centers;[39] for example, the Detroit Festival of the Arts in Midtown draws about 350,000 people.[39] The University Commons-Palmer Park district in Northwest Detroit is near the University of Detroit Mercy and Marygrove College and has historic neighborhoods including Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, and Green Acres. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Indian Village is a historic neighborhood located on Detroits east side. ... The article provides a brief overview of some of the many neigborhoods and historic districts in Detroit, Michigan: // The Bagley community is an area in Northwest Detroit whose boundaries are West Outer Drive to the north, Livernois Avenue to the east, West McNichols (Six Mile Road) to the south, and... Restoration of the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Lafayette Park development is a large park and complex of apartment buildings just east of downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies) (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969) was an architect and designer. ... Poultry stand at Eastern Market Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit, Michigan. ... Midtown Detroit is an area roughly two square miles, twice the size of Downtown Detroit, and just north of it and south of New Center. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... Henry Ford Health System is one of the nations leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, quaternary and preventive care backed by excellence in research and education. ... University of Detroit Mercy is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. ... Marygrove College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. ...


Culture and contemporary life

Renaissance Center with giant decal for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game.
Renaissance Center with giant decal for the 2005 MLB All-Star Game.

Metro Detroit suburbs are among the more affluent in the U.S.,[40] in contrast to the poorer areas of the inner-city. Lifestyles for rising professionals in Detroit reflect those of other major cities.[41] This dynamic is luring many younger residents to the downtown area.[41][42] Luxury high rises such as the three Riverfront Towers have views of Hart Plaza and Canada. The New Center area contains examples of historic housing redevelopment. The Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel will include a number of luxury condos. The east river development plans include more luxury condominium developments. A desire to be closer to the urban scene has attracted young professionals to take up residence among the mansions of Grosse Pointe just outside the city. Detroit's proximity to Windsor, Ontario, provides for spectacular views and nightlife, along with Ontario's 19-and-older drinking age.[43] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2308 KB)A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right) in Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2308 KB)A view looking south down Brush Street at the Renaissance Center (rear left) and the Wayne County Building (right) in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... Riverfront Tower I is a luxury high rise residential skyscraper on 100 Riverfront Drive in downtown Detroit, Michigan with 295 units on the Detroit River. ... View of the Detroit skyline from Hart Plaza Monolith at Hart Plaza. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ... The Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel, often called simply the Book-Cadillac, is an Art Deco skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan, in the United States. ... The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club St. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ...


Entertainment and performing arts

Fox Theatre lights up 'Foxtown' in downtown Detroit
Fox Theatre lights up 'Foxtown' in downtown Detroit

Live music has been a prominent feature of Detroit's nightlife since the late 1940s, bringing the city recognition under the nickname Motown. The metropolitan area has two nationally prominent live music venues: DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Detroit Theatre District is the nation's second largest.[44][45] Major theaters include the Fox Theatre, Music Hall, the Gem Theatre, Masonic Temple Theatre, the Detroit Opera House, the Fisher Theatre and Orchestra Hall which hosts the renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The Nederlander Organization, which is the largest controller of Broadway productions in New York City originated with the purchase of the Detroit Opera House in 1922 by the Nederlander Family and continues to operated to this day. The culture of Detroit, Michigan, has been closely associated with various forms of popular music in the 20th century, notably with Motown. ... Detroit is renowned for its musical heritage, a long and rich history that includes Motown Records, which produced such hometown stars as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, the Temptations and the Four Tops. ... The Detroit Theatre District is the nations second largest and includes several splendidly restored performance halls: The Fox Theatre, Fisher Theater, Detroit Opera House, Orchestra Hall, Gem Theatre, Detroit Masonic Temple Theater, Century Theatre and the State Theatre. ... The following is a list of people from Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 779 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2098 × 1614 pixel, file size: 651 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 779 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2098 × 1614 pixel, file size: 651 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan is a historic Roaring Twenties theater. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... The DTE Energy Music Theatre is a 15,274-seat amphitheater located in Clarkston, Michigan. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... The Detroit Theatre District is the nations second largest and includes several splendidly restored performance halls: The Fox Theatre, Fisher Theater, Detroit Opera House, Orchestra Hall, Gem Theatre, Detroit Masonic Temple Theater, Century Theatre and the State Theatre. ... The Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit, Michigan is a historic Roaring Twenties theater. ... The Detroit Masonic Temple stands at 500 Temple Avenue in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The Detroit Opera House, opened on January 22, 1922 as the Capitol Theater, is the current venue for all Michigan Opera Theatre productions. ... The Fisher Building Built in 1928, the Fisher Building has been nicknamed Detroits largest art object. Sitting on the corner of West Grand Boulevard and Second Street in Detroit, Michigan, the Art Deco skyscraper lies in the heart of the New Center area of Detroit. ... Detroits Orchestra Hall was built in 1919, in barely five months, because Ossip Gabrilowitsch demanded that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) build a suitable auditorium before he assumed his position as music director. ... The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) was founded in 1914. ... Nederlander haha ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Detroit Opera House, opened on January 22, 1922 as the Capitol Theater, is the current venue for all Michigan Opera Theatre productions. ...


Important music events in the city include: the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Motor City Music Conference (MC2), the Urban Organic Music Conference, the Concert of Colors, and the hip-hop Summer Jamz festival. The Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival is a jazz music festival held each year in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Until 2000, it was known as the Detroit-Montreaux Jazz Festival. ... The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) is an electronic dance music showcase held in Detroit each Memorial Day weekend from 2000 to 2006. ... Sponsored by an Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services or ACCESS. Every year it has a very diverse offering of music including Afro Pop, celtic, soul, indie rock, blue grass, you name it. ...


The city of Detroit has a rich musical heritage and has contributed to a number of different genres over the decades leading into the new millennium.


In the 1940s, Detroit's blues scene saw the long-term residency of John Lee Hooker in the city's Southwest neighborhood of Delray. Hooker, among other important blues musicians migrated North from his home in Mississippi bringing with him the Delta Blues to northern city's like Detroit. During the 1950s, the city became a center for jazz, with stars performing in the Black Bottom neighborhood.[46] Prominent emerging Jazz musicians of the 1960's included: trumpet player Donald Byrd who attended Cass Tech and performed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers early in his career and Saxophonist Pepper Adams who enjoyed a solo career and accompanied Byrd on several albums. The Graystone International Jazz Museum documents jazz in Detroit.[47][48] John Lee Hooker (August 22, 1917 – June 21, 2001) was an influential American post-war blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter born in Coahoma County near Clarksdale, Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Delta blues are named for the Mississippi Delta. ... Black Bottom (also known as Paradise Valley) was a predominantly African-American neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan where black migrants from the South were forced to live because of deed restrictions that made it illegal for them to own or rent property in most of the city. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Donaldson Toussaint LOuverture Byrd II (born December 9, 1932) is an American jazz and rhythm and blues trumpeter, born in Detroit, Michigan. ... Pepper Adams (born Park Adams III on October 8, 1930 in Highland Park, Michigan - died on September 10, 1986 in Brooklyn, New York), was a jazz baritone saxophonist, who is widely considered one of the most significant and influential baritone saxophonists in jazz. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ...

Hilberry Theatre at Wayne State University.

Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records which rose to prominence during the 1960s and early 1970s with acts such as Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Martha and the Vandellas and Marvin Gaye. The Motown Sound played an important role in the racial integration of popular music, as it was the first record label owned by an African American to primarily feature African-American artists who achieved crossover success. Gordy moved Motown to Los Angeles in 1972 to pursue film production, but the company has since returned to Detroit. Aretha Franklin is another Detroit R&B star who carried the Motown Sound; however, she did not record with Berry's Motown Label. Image File history File links Hilberry. ... Image File history File links Hilberry. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... Berry Gordy, Jr. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... “Temptations” redirects here. ... The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet, whose repertoire has included doo-wop, jazz, soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, and showtunes. ... Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter. ... Reissue album cover showing The Supremes in 1966. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet (and briefly a sextet and quartet) from Gary, Indiana. ... Martha and the Vandellas (known from 1967 to 1972 as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas) were one of the most successful groups in the Motown roster during the 1960s and fully active from 1960 to 1972, performing at various times doo-wop, blues, pop, rock and roll and soul. ... Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Detroit has also been home to many popular rock bands from the 1960's and 70's. During this period, local and national acts performed regularly at venues such as the Grande Ballroom and the Eastown Theater. Popular local bands producing and performing music included artists like: the MC5, The Stooges, Bob Seger, Amboy Dukes featuring Ted Nugent, Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels, Rare Earth, Alice Cooper. The group Kiss emphasized the city's connection with rock in the song Detroit Rock City and the movie produced in 1999. In more recent times, Detroit has maintained a thriving music scene that has produced a number of artists that continue to shape music to this day. During the late 1990s and into the new millennium, the band Sponge has continued to tour and produce music as well as artists such as Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. The city also has an active garage rock scene that has generated national attention with acts such as: The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, The Dirtbombs, Electric Six, and more recently by bands like The Hard Lessons and former P-Funk Allstar drummer Gabe Gonzalez's Funk Band The Enemy Squad. A historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River, in Detroit, Michigan. ... MC5 (short for Motor City Five) was a hard rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1964 and active until 1972. ... This article is about the rock band. ... Robert Clark Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter and musician. ... A Detroit-based rock band, best remembered for their hit single Journey to the Center of the Mind, the Amboy Dukes also launched the career of the Motorcity Madman, Ted Nugent. ... Theodore Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) (a. ... Mitch Ryder (born 26 February 1945) is an American musician born in Hamtramck, Michigan as William S. Levise Jr. ... Rare Earth. ... Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans five decades. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973. ... Detroit Rock City is a 1999 film about 4 kids in a KISS cover band, trying to go see their idols, KISS in Detroit in 1978. ... Sponge is a post-grunge Detroit, Michigan, rock band formed in 1991 by Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, and Joey Mazzola — all formerly of hard-rock band Loudhouse. ... Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971 in Romeo, Michigan), better known as Kid Rock, is an American musician. ... Uncle Kracker (born Matthew Shafer, June 6, 1974, in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American rock, country, and rap-rock musician. ... Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that was first popular in the United States and Canada from about 1963 to 1967. ... This article is about the American duo. ... The Von Bondies are an indie rock/garage rock band from Detroit, Michigan. ... The Dirtbombs are a rock and roll band based in Detroit, Michigan, notable for blending diverse influences such as punk rock and soul while featuring a dual bass guitar, dual drum and guitar lineup. ... Electric Six is a six-piece metro Detroit-based band that plays what has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of garage, disco, punk, new wave, and metal. ... The Hard Lessons are a rock band from Detroit, Michigan, known for their high-energy live appearances and innovative sound. ...


Detroit hip hop rose to prominence in the late nineties with the emergence of Eminem, Slum Village, D12, Anybody Killa, Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, DJ Clay, J Dilla, Obie Trice, Proof, and Esham. Detroit Soul artists include Aaliyah, Dwele, Amp Fiddler, and Kem. Detroit hip hop refers to hip hop music that originates in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Detroit has had a distinct hip hop music scene since the genres conception in the early 1980s. ... Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known as Eminem or Slim Shady, is a Grammy and Academy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor from the Detroit, Michigan area. ... Slum Village circa 2000 Slum Village is the name of a hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. ... D12 (also known as D-12, The Dirty Dozen, D-Twizzy and Detroit-Twelve) is an American hip-hop group from Detroit, Michigan, which has had albums reach the top of the American, British, and Australian album charts: Devils Night in 2001 and D12 World in 2004. ... Anybody Killa, or ABK is the stage name of James Lowery (born June 26, 1973), a horrorcore rap artist on Insane Clown Posses record label Psychopathic Records. ... Insane Clown Posse (commonly known as ICP) is an American rap duo originally from Wayne, Michigan but formed in the neighborhood of Delray. ... Twiztid is a hardcore hip hop/horrorcore rap group from Eastpointe, Michigan, formed in 1997. ... Blaze Ya Dead Homie (born April 27, 1976 as Chris Rouleau) is an American rapper currently on the Psychopathic Records label. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: J Dilla James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974–February 10, 2006), better known as J Dilla, or Jay Dee, was an American hip hop producer and MC, who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip-hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. ... // Obie Trice III (born November 14, 1977) is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. ... Look up proof in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ESHAM (East Side Hoes And Money) (born Rashaam Attica Smith on September 20, 1973) is a rapper from Detroit, Michigan and member of the hip hop group Natas. ... For other uses, see Aliyah (disambiguation). ... Dwele (born Andwele Gardner) is an R&B and soul singer, songwriter and record producer from Detroit, Michigan. ... Amp Fiddler is a funk musician. ... Kem on the cover of his 2005 second album, Album II Kem Owens (born in Nashville, Tennessee), professionally known as Kem, is an Nigerian American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and producer. ...


Prominent Detroit Techno artists include Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962 in Detroit) is an American musician. ... Derrick May, also known as Mayday and Rhythim is Rhythim, is an electronic musician from Detroit, Michigan U.S.. He was born in Detroit in 1963 and began to explore electronic music early in his life. ...


Tourism

Greektown in Detroit
Greektown in Detroit

Many of the area's prominent museums are located in the historic cultural center neighborhood around Wayne State University. These museums include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Science Center, and the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. Other cultural highlights include Motown Historical Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Museum, Fort Wayne, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID), and the Belle Isle Conservatory. Important history of Detroit and the surrounding area is exhibited at the The Henry Ford, the nation's largest indoor-outdoor museum complex.[49][50] The Detroit Historical Society provides information about tours of area churches, skyscrapers, and mansions. The Eastern Market farmer's distribution center is the largest open-air flowerbed market in the United States and has more than 150 foods and specialty businesses.[51] Other sites of interest are the Detroit Zoo and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle. Download high resolution version (1296x972, 1009 KB)The main hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts. ... Download high resolution version (1296x972, 1009 KB)The main hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts. ... The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. ... The Cranbrook Art Museum and educational community in suburb of Bloomfield Hills is a National Historic Landmark. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (768x802, 500 KB) Greektown in Detroit, MI. Winter 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (768x802, 500 KB) Greektown in Detroit, MI. Winter 2006 Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... This article is actively undergoing a major edit. ... The Cultural Center is a district of Detroit, Michigan that includes a number of museums and attractions. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. ... The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in Detroit, Michigan, in the citys Cultural Center. ... Hitsville U.S.A, as seen in The Temptations (1998). ... Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group, Tuskegee Airmen, the elite, all-African American 332nd Fighter Group at Ramitelli, Italy. ... Fort Wayne was the third fort built in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit or MOCAD is a non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Detroits cultural center. ... A Ford Model T, used for giving tourist rides, is shown above at Greenfield Village. ... The article provides a brief overview of some of the many neigborhoods, projects, and historic districts in Detroit, Michigan: // The Bagley community is an area in Northwest Detroit whose boundaries are West Eight Mile Road to the north, Livernois Avenue to the east, West McNichols (Six Mile Road) to the... The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak and Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA. The Detroit Zoological Society, a non-profit organization, operates both the Detroit Zoo and the Belle Isle Nature Zoo, located in the city of Detroit. ... Whitcomb Conservatory on Detroits Belle Isle. ... This article is about the island in the Detroit River. ...


The city's Greektown and casino resorts serve as an entertainment hub. Other events include the Electronic Music Festival typically attracts crowds of over a million visitors. Within downtown, Campus Martius Park hosts large events such as the Motown Winter Blast. As the world's traditional automotive center, the city hosts the North American International Auto Show. Held since 1924, America's Thanksgiving Parade is one of the nation's largest.[52] Greektown is a neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, located near the downtown area. ... The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) is an electronic dance music showcase held in Detroit each Memorial Day weekend from 2000 to 2006. ... Campus Martius Park is a park in Detroit. ... NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit. ...

CityFest in the New Center with Cadillac Place in the background.
CityFest in the New Center with Cadillac Place in the background.
Dotty-Wotty House - a part of the Heidelberg Project.
Dotty-Wotty House - a part of the Heidelberg Project.

An important civic sculpture in Detroit is Marshall Fredericks' "Spirit of Detroit" at the Coleman Young Municipal Center. The image is often used as a symbol of Detroit and the statue itself is occasionally dressed in sports jerseys to celebrate when a Detroit team is doing well.[53] A memorial to Joe Louis at the intersection of Jefferson and Woodward Avenues was dedicated on October 16, 1986. The sculpture, commissioned by Sports Illustrated and executed by Robert Graham, is a twenty-four foot (7.3 m) long arm with a fisted hand suspended by a pyramidal framework.[54] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 595 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Tastefest in Detroit, MI. Photo by Gradys Kitchen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 595 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Tastefest in Detroit, MI. Photo by Gradys Kitchen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... CityFest in New Center. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ... Cadillac Place is an enormous office building in the New Center section of Detroit, Michigan. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 769 pixel, file size: 525 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Dotty-Wotty house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 769 pixel, file size: 525 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Dotty-Wotty house in Detroit, MI. Part of the Heidelberg Project. ... Front doorstep of The Dotty-Wotty House The Heidelberg Project was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton as an outdoor art environment in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. ... Spirit of Detroit, dressed up for the Stanley Cup Finals Marshall Maynard Fredericks was an American sculptor who was born in Rock Island, Illinois on January 31, 1908 and died in Birmingham, Michigan on April 4, 1998. ... The Spirit of Detroit, dressed for the Stanley Cup The Spirit of Detroit is a large bronze statue created by Marshall Fredericks and located at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit, Michigan. ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... July 1999cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... Robert Graham (born August 19, 1938, in Mexico City) is a sculptor based in the state of California in the United States of America. ...


River Days, a five day festival on the International Riverfront, marked the opening of the River Walk along the east river leading up to the Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival fireworks with about 3.5 million visitors. Detroit International Riverfront at night The Detroit International Riverfront is an area so designated by the nonprofit city sponsored managing entity named the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization. ... The Detroit RiverWalk will be a 5½-mile (8. ... After poor management and inclement weather caused great losses in 2003, this festival no longer exists in its usual form on the Windsor side of the border. ...


Artist Tyree Guyton created the controversial street art exhibit known as the Heidelberg Project in the mid 1980s, using junk and abandoned cars, clothing, shoes, vacuum cleaners, and other garbage Guyton found in the neighborhood near and on Heidelberg Street on the near East Side of Detroit. Front doorstep of The Dotty-Wotty House The Heidelberg Project was created in 1986 by artist Tyree Guyton as an outdoor art environment in the heart of Detroit, Michigan. ...


Sports

Looking towards Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL.
Looking towards Ford Field the night of Super Bowl XL.

Detroit is one of 13 American metropolitan areas that are home to professional teams representing the four major sports in North America. All these teams but one play within the city of Detroit itself (the NBA's Detroit Pistons and the WNBA's Detroit Shock both play in suburban Auburn Hills at The Palace of Auburn Hills). There are three active major sports venues within the city: Comerica Park (home of the Major League Baseball team Detroit Tigers), Ford Field (home of the NFL's Detroit Lions), and Joe Louis Arena (home of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings). A 1996 marketing campaign promoted the nickname "Hockeytown". Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2543 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Detroit, Michigan Super Bowl Sports in Detroit, Michigan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2543 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Detroit, Michigan Super Bowl Sports in Detroit, Michigan Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Ford Field adjacent to Comerica Park. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Detroit Shock is a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Auburn Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Palace of Auburn Hills (a. ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Joe Louis Arena, nicknamed Hockeytown, The Joe, and JLA, is the home of the National Hockey League franchise the Detroit Red Wings. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Hockeytown is a nickname for the city of Detroit, which arose in the 1990s thanks to a marketing campaign by the citys NHL franchise, the Detroit Red Wings. ...


In college sports, Detroit's central location within the Mid-American Conference has made it a frequent site for the league's championship events. While the MAC Basketball Tournament moved permanently to Cleveland starting in 2000, the MAC Football Championship Game has been played at Ford Field in Detroit since 2004, and annually attracts 25,000 to 30,000 fans. The University of Detroit Mercy has a NCAA Division I program, and Wayne State University has both NCAA Division I and II programs. The NCAA football Motor City Bowl is held at Ford Field each December. University of Detroit Mercy is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. ... NCAA redirects here. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The Motor City Bowl is a major postseason college football bowl game certified by the NCAA that has been played annually since 1997. ...


Sailboat racing is a major sport in the Detroit area. Lake St. Clair is home to many yacht clubs which host regattas. Bayview Yacht Club, the Detroit Yacht Club, Crescent Sail Yacht Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, The Windsor Yacht Club, and the Edison Boat Club each participate in and are governed by the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association or DRYA. Detroit is home to many One-Design fleets including, but not limited to, North American 40s, Cal 25s, C&C 35s, Crescent Sailboats, Express 27s, J 120s, J 105, Flying Scots, and many more. Diagram of Sailboat, in this case a typical monohull sloop with a bermuda or marconi rig. ... There are a number of lakes named Lake Saint Clair or Lake St Clair. ... Bayview Yacht Club is located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Logo The Detroit Yacht Club (DYC) is a private marina and sailing club in Detroit, Michigan. ... Categories: Stub ... Dryja - is a Polish Coat of Arms. ... For the Command & Conquer PC games, see Command & Conquer C&C (Cantrell & Cochrane), (ISE: CCR) , (LSE: CCR) , (Xetra: GCC) , is a multi-million euro consumer goods group based in Ireland. ...


The Crescent Sailboat and L Boat were both designed and built exclusively in Detroit. Detroit also has a very active and competitive junior sailing program.

Comerica Park 2007
Comerica Park 2007

Since 1916, the city has been home to an American Power Boat Association Unlimited hydroplane boat race, held annually (with exceptions) on the Detroit River near Belle Isle. Often, the race is for the APBA Challenge Cup, more commonly known as the Gold Cup (first awarded in 1904, created by Tiffany) which is the oldest active motorsport trophy in the world.[55] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 442 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tigers opening day. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 750 pixel, file size: 442 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Tigers opening day. ... The American Power Boat Association was started in 1903 as a racing association for powerboats. ... Look up hydroplane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Joe Louis Memorial was dedicated in 1986.

Detroit was the former home of a round of the Formula One World Championship, which held the race on the streets of downtown Detroit from 1982 until 1988, after which the sanction moved from Formula One to IndyCars until its final run in 2001.[56] In 2007, open-wheel racing will return to Belle Isle with both Indy Racing League and American Le Mans Series Racing.[57] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 857 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 857 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... F1 redirects here. ... The streets of Detroit, Michigan hosted Formula One racing, and later CART racing, between the 1982 and 1991 seasons. ... “CART” redirects here. ... The Indy Racing League, better known as IRL, is the sanctioning body of a predominantly American based open-wheel racing series. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races. ...


Detroit was given the name "City of Champions" in the 1930s for a series of successes both in individual and in team sport.[58] Gar Wood (a native Detroiter) won the Harmsworth Trophy for unlimited powerboat racing on the Detroit River in 1931. In the next year, 1932, Eddie "The Midnight Express" Tolan, a black student from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, won the 100- and 200-meter races and two gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. Joe Louis won the heavyweight championship of the world in 1937. Also, in 1935 the Detroit Lions won the NFL championship. The Detroit Tigers have won ten American League pennants (The most recent being in 2006) and four World Series titles. The Detroit Red Wings have won 10 Stanley Cups (The most by an American NHL Franchise),[59][60] the Detroit Pistons have won three NBA titles, and the Detroit Shock have won two WNBA titles. In 2007, Detroit was given the nickname "Sports City USA" in recognition of its numerous sports teams with good game statistics and the high amount of dedicated sports fans.[61] Garfield ‘Gar’ Arthur Wood (1880 – 1971) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, motorboat builder and racer who held the world water speed record on several occasions. ... The Harmsworth Cup is the popular name of the historically important British International Trophy for Motorboats. ... Lewis Cass Technical High School is a four-year high school in Detroit, Michigan. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... For other uses, see Joe Louis (disambiguation). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


Detroit has the distinction of being the city which has made the most bids to host the Summer Olympics without ever being awarded the games: seven unsuccessful bids for the 1944, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972 games. It came as high as second place in the balloting two times, losing the 1964 games to Tokyo and the 1968 games to Mexico City.


Detroit has also hosted WWE WrestleMania 23 held in Ford Field. Held 20 Years after WrestleMania III was held in nearby Pontiac, Michigan World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... WrestleMania III was the third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... This article is about Pontiac automobiles; for the Native American leader, see Chief Pontiac, for other uses see the Pontiac (disambiguation). ...

See also: U.S. cities with teams from four major sports

In the United States, the four prominent major professional sports leagues are the following: Major League Baseball (MLB), in existence de facto since 1903 National Football League (NFL), founded in 1920 National Basketball Association (NBA), founded in 1946 National Hockey League (NHL), founded in 1917 There are currently thirteen metropolitan...

Media

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News are the major daily newspapers, both broadsheet publications published together under a joint operating agreement. Media philanthropy includes the Detroit Free Press high school journalism program and the Old Newsboys' Goodfellow Fund of Detroit. The Fisher Building, a National Historic site in the Citys New Center area, is home to the Fisher Theatre, with the WJR radio antenna As the worlds traditional automotive center, Detroit, Michigan is an important source for news. ... The Detroit Free Press logo. ... The Detroit News is one of the two major newspapers in the U.S. city of Detroit, Michigan. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... A joint operating agreement (JOA) in the sense of this article is an arrangement whereby two daily newspapers published in the same city or geographic area find it convenient to operate certain business aspects together. ...


The Detroit television market is the eleventh largest in the United States;[62] however, these estimates do not include large areas of Ontario, Canada (Windsor and its surrounding area on broadcast and cable, as well as several other cable markets in Ontario, such as the city of Ottawa) which receive and watch Detroit television stations, so the actual audience ranking may be higher. This article is about the Canadian province. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ...


Detroit has the eleventh largest radio market in the United States,[63] though this ranking does not take into account Canadian audiences. A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ...


Economy

The Renaissance Center is General Motors' world headquarters
The Renaissance Center is General Motors' world headquarters

Detroit and the surrounding region constitute a major manufacturing center, most notably as home to the Big Three automobile companies, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. The city is an important center for global trade with large international law firms having their offices in both Detroit and Windsor. About 80,000 people work in downtown Detroit.[64] The Renaissance Center is General Motors world headquarters The economy of metropolitan Detroit, Michigan is a key pillar of the economy of the United States. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GM_headquarters_in_Detroit. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GM_headquarters_in_Detroit. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... The Big Three automobile manufactures may refer to: The three major American (USA) automakers: Ford, General Motors, and the ex Chrysler Corporation operations of DaimlerChrysler. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ...


There are hundreds of offices and plants in the automotive support business including parts, electronics, and design suppliers. The domestic auto industry is primarily headquartered in Metro Detroit. New vehicle production, sales, and jobs related to automobile use account for one of every ten jobs in the United States.[65] The area is also an important source of engineering job opportunities. A 2004 Border Transportation Partnership study showed that 150,000 jobs in the Windsor-Detroit region and $13 billion in annual production depend on the City of Detroit's international border crossing.[66] The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... View from Ouellette Avenue in Windsor across the river to Detroits Guardian and Penobscot Building cityscape. ... For other uses, see Border (disambiguation). ...


The Detroit area is accustomed to the economic cycles of the auto industry.[67] A rise in automated manufacturing using robot technology, inexpensive labor in other parts of the world, and increased competition have led to a steady transformation of certain types of manufacturing jobs in the region. Local complications for the city include higher taxes than the nearby suburbs, with many unable to afford the levies on property[68] In March 2007, metropolitan Detroit's unemployment rate was 6.5%.[69] In the city, the unemployment rate was 14.2% at the end of 2005, leaving Detroit with more than one-third of residents below the poverty line.[70] This is in part attributed to white flight following court-ordered busing during the 1970s. Parts of the city have abandoned and burned out shells of buildings. Though the city has struggled with finances, since 2006 it has balanced its budget with more funding available to demolish blighted properties. Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

Over a century of Detroit business leaders have belonged to the Detroit Club.
Over a century of Detroit business leaders have belonged to the Detroit Club.

The Big Three automakers have collectively lost market share to foreign rivals.[71] However, Detroit's automakers have continued to gain volume from previous decades with the expansion of the American and global automotive markets. In 2003, Cadillac outscored all other luxury automakers in two of three quality surveys by AutoPacific, Strategic Vision, and J.D. Power.[72] General Motors led all other automakers in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index (TQI) for 2006.[73] In 1994, with rising demand for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, the industry fought Clinton administration's efforts to implement an across the board Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) increase.[74] In 2005, the Bush administration asked Congress for the authority to reform the CAFE standard from a single average to six different size based categories in an effort to resolve the issue.[75] In the late 1990s, Detroit's automakers had gained market share and were enjoying record profits until the recession of 2001 and the subsequent September 11, 2001 attacks caused a severe decline in the stock market along with a pension and benefit funds crisis. Although retiree health care costs remain a significant issue, General Motors' investment strategy generated a $17.1 billion surplus in 2007 for its $101 billion U.S pension portfolio, a $35 billion reversal from its $17.8 billion in underfunding.[76] With rising oil prices and war, consumers chose to purchase fewer trucks and SUVs. This negatively impacted the profits of Detroit's automakers. As a result, GM and Ford have implemented their respective turnaround plans. Concern among analysts over restored profits has fueled economic uncertainty in the metro Detroit area.[77] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 724 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixelsFull resolution (2551 × 1901 pixel, file size: 724 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... J.D. Power and Associates is a global marketing information services firm founded in 1968 which provides consumer ratings on goods from cars to restaurants. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... A sport utility vehicle (SUV) or off-roader is a type of passenger vehicle which combines the load-hauling and passenger-carrying capacity of a large station wagon or minivan with features designed for off-road driving. ... The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations in the United States, first enacted by Congress in 1975,[1] are federal regulations intended to improve the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks (trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles) sold in the US in the wake of the 1973 Arab... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ...

Comerica Tower in the city's financial district.
Comerica Tower in the city's financial district.

Initially, GM and Ford had sought to delay the introduction of unprofitable hybrids in favor of the all-fuel cell vehicle; however, with rising gasoline prices and foreign rivals marketing hybrid cars, Detroit's automakers responded. In 2006, Ford announced a dramatic increase in production of its hybrid gas-electric models,[78] Ford and GM have also promoted E-85 ethanol capable flexible-fuel vehicles as a viable alternative to gasoline. General Motors has invested heavily in all fuel cell equipped vehicles,[79] Chrysler's focus on biodiesel may boost sales. Two days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, GM announced it had developed the world's most powerful fuel cell stack capable of powering large commercial vehicles.[80] In 2002, the state of Michigan established NextEnergy, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to enable commercialization of various energy technologies, especially hydrogen fuel cells. Its main complex is located north of Wayne State University. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1080x1644, 215 KB)Comerica Tower lies adjacent to the Guardian Building, and is not far from the Renaissance Center. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1080x1644, 215 KB)Comerica Tower lies adjacent to the Guardian Building, and is not far from the Renaissance Center. ... Comerica Tower Comerica Tower, formerly known as One Detroit Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Petrol redirects here. ... “Ford” redirects here. ... For other types of hybrid transportation, see Hybrid vehicle (disambiguation). ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... For other types of Hybrid Transportation, see Hybrid (disambiguation)#Transportation. ... A fuel cell is an electrochemical device similar to a battery, but differing from the latter in that it is designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; i. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... This article is about transesterified lipids. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ...


Firms in the suburbs pursue emerging technologies including biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, cognotechnology, and hydrogen fuel cell development. The city of Detroit has made efforts to lure the region's growth companies downtown with advantages such as a wireless Internet zone, business tax incentives, entertainment, an international riverfront, and residential high rises. Thus far, the city has had some success, most notably the addition of Compuware World Headquarters, OnStar, EDS offices at the Renaissance Center, PricewaterhouseCoopers Plaza offices adjacent to Ford Field, and the 2006 completion of Ernst & Young's offices at One Kennedy Square. However, Comerica Bank decided to move its headquarters from Detroit to Dallas in 2007 while maintaining its substantial presence in the region. On November 12, 2007, Quicken Loans announced its development agreement with the city to move its world headquarters, and 4,000 employees, to downtown Detroit, consolidating its suburban offices, a move considered to be a high importance to city planners to reestablish the historic downtown.[81] The construction sites reserved for development by the agreement include the location of the former Statler on Grand Circus Park and the former Hudson's location.[82] Emerging technologies and converging technologies are terms used interchangeably to cover the emergence and convergence of new and potentially disruptive technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, robotics, and artificial intelligence. ... Insulin crystals Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Nanotechnology refers to a field of applied science and technology whose theme is the control of matter on the atomic and molecular scale, generally 100 nanometers or smaller, and the fabrication of devices that lie within that size range. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... MRI scan displaying cross-section of the human brain Cognotechnology is an emerging field that is technology applied to the cognitive domain, and is the result of a convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology and information technology, according to Gerald Yonas, vice president and principal scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico... A fuel cell is an electrochemical energy conversion device similar to a battery, but differing from the latter in that it is designed for continuous replenishment of the reactants consumed; i. ... The Detroit RiverWalk will be a 5½-mile (8. ... Compuware World Headquarters is located at 1 Campus Martius, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... OnStar Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors which provides subscription-based communications, monitoring and tracking services throughout the United States and Canada. ... EDS may refer to: Ed. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... A former PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ... Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization consisting of many member firms. ... One Kennedy Square is a building currently under construction near Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Comerica Incorporated NYSE: CMA is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Quicken Loans Corporation is a retail home mortgage lending firm in the US. Quicken Loans Inc. ... Grand Circus Park in Detroit, Michigan Grand Circus Park is an open space in downtown Detroit, Michigan that connects the theatre district with its financial center. ...

Some Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Detroit include General Motors, auto parts maker American Axle & Manufacturing, and DTE Energy.[83] Detroit is home to Compuware and the national pizza chain Little Caesars. Downtown Detroit has major offices for Electronic Data Systems, Visteon, Delphi, Ford Motor Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte Touche, KPMG, the Jeep and Dodge Truck arm of DaimlerChrysler, GMAC, and OnStar. Other major industries include advertising, law, finance, chemicals, and computer software. One of the nation's largest law firms, Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone P.L.C., has offices in both Windsor and Detroit. Compuware's new headquarters, GM's move to the Renaissance Center, and the State of Michigan's redevelopment of Cadillac Place in the New Center district have provided new synergies for the redevelopment of downtown. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixel Image in higher resolution (2576 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 596 pixel Image in higher resolution (2576 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Compuware World Headquarters is located at 1 Campus Martius, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... American Axle & Manufacturing (commonly called American Axle or AAM), founded in Detroit, Michigan, is a manufacturer of automobile driveline and chassis systems, as well as forged products. ... DTE Energy Co. ... Compuware World Headquarters on Campus Martius Park in Detroit Compuware Corporation NASDAQ: CPWR is a software company with products aimed at the information technology (IT) departments of large businesses. ... Little Caesars is a pizza restaurant chain in the United States. ... Electronic Data Systems (EDS) (NYSE: EDS, LSE: EDC) is a global business and technology services company that defined the outsourcing business when it was established in 1962 by Ross Perot. ... Visteon is an automotive parts company spun off from the Ford Motor Company. ... For other uses, see Delphi (disambiguation). ... “Ford” redirects here. ... A former PwC office building (Southwark Towers) in London, England. ... Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and one of the Big Four auditors, along with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte) and KPMG. Ernst & Young is a global organization consisting of many member firms. ... Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (well known by its brand name Deloitte) is the second largest professional services firm in the world after PricewaterhouseCoopers and one of the Big Four auditors, a group of the largest international public accountancy firms. ... KPMG is one of the largest professional services firms in the world. ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Dodge (disambiguation). ... DaimlerChrysler AG (ISIN: DE0007100000) is a German car corporation and the worlds eighth largest car manufacturer. ... General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) is the financial services arm of General Motors, the worlds largest automobile manufacturer (by revenue). ... OnStar Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors which provides subscription-based communications, monitoring and tracking services throughout the United States and Canada. ... The Renaissance Center, nicknamed the RenCen, is a group of seven interconnected skyscrapers in Detroit, Michigan, and the tallest building in Michigan since 1977. ... Cadillac Place is an enormous office building in the New Center section of Detroit, Michigan. ... The New Center is a commercial district of Detroit, Michigan located approximately three miles (4. ...

Casino gaming plays an important economic role, with Detroit the largest city in the United States to offer casino resorts. Casino Windsor, Canada's largest, complements the MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino, and Greektown Casino in Detroit. Though the casinos have brought new tax revenue and jobs to the city, the city still has high unemployment. Gaming revenues have grown steadily, with Detroit ranked as the fifth largest gambling market in the USA for 2007. However, when Casino Windsor is included, Detroit's gambling market ranks third or fourth. In 2006, downtown Detroit reported $1.3 billion in restorations and new developments which increased the number of construction jobs in the city.[84] Medical service providers such as the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Hospital are major employers in the city. The MGM Grand Detroit Casino Resort is located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Games available in most casinos are commonly called casino games. ... Casino Windsor is a major casino hotel in Windsor, Ontario. ... The MGM Grand Detroit Casino Resort is located in Detroit, Michigan. ... MotorCity Casino is one of three 75,000 square foot casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Greektown Casino Resort (2008) is one of three commercial casinos located in Detroit, Michigan. ... Detroit Medical Center Emergency entrance to Detroit Receiving Hospital The Detroit Medical Center is a Detroit-based non-profit corporation that owns and operates Children’s Hospital of Michigan (southeast Michigan’s only pediatric Level I trauma center), Detroit Receiving Hospital (Michigan’s first Level One Trauma Center), Harper University... Henry Ford Health System is one of the nations leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, quaternary and preventive care backed by excellence in research and education. ...


Media reviews of Detroit's economy tend to reflect the economic cycles. In 2007, Detroit was named among the best big cities to retire by CNN Money Magazine editors.[85] On the other hand, Detroit was named "America's Most Miserable City" by Forbes in January, 2008 because of the highest rate of violent crime and the second highest unemployment, along with other factors, in a major US city. [86] For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 1,422
1830 2,222 56.3%
1840 9,102 309.6%
1850 21,019 130.9%
1860 45,619 117.0%
1870 79,577 74.4%
1880 116,340 46.2%
1890 205,877 77.0%
1900 285,704 38.8%
1910 465,766 63.0%
1920 993,678 113.3%
1930 1,568,662 57.9%
1940 1,623,452 3.5%
1950 1,849,568 13.9%
1960 1,670,144 -9.7%
1970 1,514,063 -9.3%
1980 1,203,368 -20.5%
1990 1,027,974 -14.6%
2000 951,270 -7.5%
Est. 2006 918,849 -3.4%

As of the 2000 census[5], there were 951,270 people, 336,428 households, and 218,341 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,855.1 people per square mile (2,646.7/km²). There were 375,096 housing units at an average density of 2,703.0 units per square mile (1,043.6/km²). In 2006, Detroit's population was estimated to be 918,849, a decline of 3.4% since 2000, showing a much smaller exodus from the city than in past decades. The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The city's population increased more than sixfold during the first half of the twentieth century, fed largely by an influx of Eastern European, Lebanese and Southern migrants to work in the burgeoning automobile industry.[87] However, since 1950 the city saw a major shift in its population to the suburbs. The city population dropped from its peak in 1950 with a population of 1,849,568 to 918,849 in 2006. This is in part attributed to the construction of an extensive freeway system during the 1950s and white flight from the 1960s onward on account of concerns over crime, and court-ordered busing. Lebanese Americans are American citizens of Lebanese descent. ... The U.S. Southern states or The South, known during the American Civil War era as Dixie, is a distinctive region of the United States with its own unique historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... White flight is a term for the demographic trend where working- and middle-class white people move away from increasingly racial-minority inner-city neighborhoods to white suburbs and exurbs. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


As of 2006, the city of Detroit was 81.2% Black American, 14.3% White American, 2.4% Asian American, 0.6% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander American, 2.54% from other races American, and 1.5% from two or more races. 3.9 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 10.5% of Detroit's population. The city's foreign-born population is at 5.3%. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... // Demographics in 2000 US Census Pacific Islander Americans represent the smallest group counted on the 2000 US Census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

A view of downtown Detroit from Belle Isle.
A view of downtown Detroit from Belle Isle.

There were 336,428 households out of which 33.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.7% were married couples living together, 31.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families, 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.45. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3114 KB) Downtown Detroit from Belle Isle I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3114 KB) Downtown Detroit from Belle Isle I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Interior of the Nature Center at Belle Isle Belle Isle is a 982 acre (3. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


There is a wide age distribution in the city, with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.


The median household income in the city was $29,526, and the median income for a family was $33,853. Males had a median income of $33,381 versus $26,749 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,717. 26.1% of the population and 21.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 34.5% of those under the age of 18 and 18.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The Detroit suburbs in Oakland County, Macomb County, and northeastern and northwestern Wayne County are predominantly white. Of the African-Americans who live in the metropolitan area, about 70% live within the Detroit city limits. Metro Detroit's ethnic communities are diverse and include descendants of the French founders, as well as Irish, Germans, Scots, Poles, Italians, Greeks, Albanians, Armenians, Jews, Arabs, and Lebanese who settled during the city's early twentieth century industrial boom. Metro Detroit has the largest concentration of Belgians outside of Belgium;[87] Cadieux Street on the city's east side north of Grosse Pointe constituted the heart of one of the few distinctly Belgian neighborhoods in the U.S. during the early- and mid-twentieth century. In Detroit and the metro area, there is a large Chaldean population and a large concentration of Arab Americans in Dearborn. Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Macomb County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... This article is about the Scottish people as an ethnic group. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... A Greek-American is a citizen of the United States who has significant Greek heritage. ... Languages Historical Jewish languages Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, others Liturgical languages: Hebrew and Aramaic Predominant spoken languages: The vernacular language of the home nation in the Diaspora, significantly including English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Arabs and other Semitic groups For the Jewish religion, see Judaism. ... Arab Americans constitute an ethnicity made up of several waves of immigrants from 22 Morocco in the west to Oman in the east. ... Lebanese Americans are American citizens of Lebanese descent. ... Motto: Dutch: Eendracht maakt macht; French: Lunion fait la force; German: Einigkeit macht stark (English: Strength lies in unity) Anthem: The Brabançonne Capital Brussels Largest city Brussels Official languages Dutch, French, German Government King Prime Minister Constitutional Monarchy Albert II Guy Verhofstadt Independence Belgian Revolution 1830 Area  â€¢ Total... The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club St. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Language(s) Aramaic Religion(s) Syriac Christianity Related ethnic groups Other Semitic peoples, and other ethnic groups from the Fertile Crescent. ... Dearborn may refer to: Dearborn, Michigan Dearborn County, Indiana Dearborn, Missouri Fort Dearborn (Present-day Chicago) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Law and government

Main article: Government of Detroit
See also: List of mayors of Detroit
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center houses the City of Detroit offices.
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center houses the City of Detroit offices.
The historic Guardian Building is Wayne County headquarters.

The city government is run by a mayor and nine-member city council and clerk elected on an at-large nonpartisan ballot. Since voters approved the city's charter in 1974, Detroit has had a "strong mayoral" system, with the mayor approving departmental appointments. The council approves budgets but the mayor is not obligated to adhere to any earmarking. City ordinances and substantially large contracts must be approved by the council. The city clerk supervises elections and is formally charged with the maintenance of municipal records. Municipal elections for mayor, city council and city clerk are held at four-year intervals, in the year after presidential elections (so that there are Detroit elections scheduled in 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, etc.).[88] The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center With a charter adopted on July 1, 1974, the government of Detroit, Michigan, is run by a mayor, nine-member city council, and clerk elected on a nonpartisan ballot. ... This is a list of mayors of Detroit, Michigan. ... The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, looking southeast from West Larned Street, Detroit, Michigan The Coleman A. Young Municipal Center is a large tower in Downtown Detroit, near Hart Plaza, One Detroit Center and the Renaissance Center. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1068 × 1644 pixels, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Guardian Building, with the Detroit River in the background. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 389 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1068 × 1644 pixels, file size: 219 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)The Guardian Building, with the Detroit River in the background. ... The Guardian Building The buildings lavish interior The Guardian Building is a historic skyscraper in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1164x1680, 309 KB)The buildings interior, which gave rise to the buildings nickname Cathedral of Finance, has recently undergone a full restoration. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... This article is about the political process. ...

Manoogian Mansion: Official residence of the Mayor of Detroit

Politically, the city consistently supports the Democratic Party in state and national elections (local election are nonpartisan). According to a study released by the Bay Area Center for Voting Research, Detroit, is the most liberal large city in America,[89] measuring only the percentage of city residents who voted for the Democratic Party. In his 1974 inaugural address, former Mayor Coleman Young told the city's criminals to "hit Eight Mile Road" (the most prominent dividing line between Detroit and northern suburbs). When Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick found himself behind in the polls in the 2005 election, his campaign tried to draw attention to the support his opponent, Freman Hendrix, received in the suburbs. During one debate, Kilpatrick spoke of higher illegal drug use in the suburbs when compared with Detroit.[90] Many opponents have criticized Kilpatrick on the basis that many of his policies facilitate the gentrification taking place in the city. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1060x593, 335 KB) The Manoogian Mansion. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1060x593, 335 KB) The Manoogian Mansion. ... The Manoogian Mansion The Manoogian Mansion is the official residence of the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For other persons named Coleman Young, see Coleman Young (disambiguation). ... Eight Mile Road separates the city of Detroit, Michigan and its northern suburbs. ... Kwame M. Kilpatrick (born June 6, 1970) is the mayor of Detroit, Michigan. ... Freman Hendrix Freman Hendrix was a 2005 mayoral candidate in Detroit. ... In San Francisco, during the mid-1960s, the bohemian center of the city shifted from the old Beat enclave of North Beach to Haight-Ashbury (pictured) as a response to gentrification. ...


Under Mayor Kilpatrick's administration, the city's government has a balanced budget and is seeing new growth in business and tourism.[91] With a decreased population compared to prior decades, the city planned a reduced workforce and more consolidated operations.[92] In addition, Detroit had asked for pay cuts and other "give backs" from the municipal unions that represent city employees.[93] In the 2000s, Detroit had fought off legislative efforts to turn control of the city-owned Water and Sewer system to the suburbs.[94] The Lawrence textile strike (1912), with soldiers surrounding peaceful demonstrators A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages, hours, and working conditions, forming a cartel of labour. ...


Detroit's courts are state-administered and elections are nonpartisan. The Probate Court for Wayne County are located in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in downtown Detroit. The Circuit Court is located across Gratiot Ave. in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, in downtown Detroit. The city is home to the Thirty Sixth District Court, as well as the First District of the Michigan Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan is the Federal district court with jurisdiction consisting of the eastern portion of the state of Michigan. ...


Crime

Main article: Crime in Detroit

During the 1970s and 1980s, the city had the label of "murder capital of the world".[2][3]. Although crime in Detroit has declined in recent decades, the city has been perceived as a place of high crime, an image the city has tried to fight using actual statistics. For example, proponents point to a 2006 study, where crime in one small section of downtown Detroit (CBD) is much lower than national, state and metro averages.[95] Still, the city's crime ridden sections have brought it notoriety. In 2006, the city had the sixth highest number of violent crimes among the twenty-five largest cities.[96] According to a 2007 analysis, Detroit officials note that about 65 to 70 percent of homicides in the city were confined to a narcotics catalyst.[97] As with many border cities, there is an ongoing problem with smuggling, including drugs, human trafficking, and illicit commerce aimed at avoiding taxation.[98] Crime in Detroit, Michigan, has brought the city notoriety. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In 2000, the City requested an investigation by the United States Justice Department into the Detroit Police Department which was concluded in 2003 over allegations regarding its use of force and civil rights violations.[99] The city proceeded with a major reorganization of the Detroit Police Department. Mayor Kilpatrick is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[100] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. On March 24, 2008, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged with nine felonies, making history as the first mayor of Detroit to be charged with a crime while in office. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. ... Detroit Police Headquarters at 1300 Beaubien. ... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... Boston redirects here. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Main article: Metro Detroit's institutions of higher learning
Old Main, a historic building at Wayne State University.

Detroit is home to several institutions of higher learning, including Wayne State University, a national research university with medical and law schools in the Midtown area. Other institutions in the city include the University of Detroit Mercy with its schools of Law and Dentistry, the College for Creative Studies, Lewis College of Business, Marygrove College, and Wayne County Community College. The Detroit College of Law, now affiliated with Michigan State University, was founded in the city in 1891 and remained there until 1997, when it relocated to East Lansing. The University of Michigan was established in 1817 in Detroit and later moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. In 1959, another campus was established in neighboring Dearborn. The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... Façade and part of north side of Wayne State Universitys Old Main Building. ... Façade and part of north side of Wayne State Universitys Old Main Building. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... Wayne State University Law School is located in the City of Detroit’s Cultural Center, and is a schools of Wayne State University. ... Midtown Detroit is an area roughly two square miles, twice the size of Downtown Detroit, and just north of it and south of New Center. ... University of Detroit Mercy is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. ... The College for Creative Studies in Detroit College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a leading arts education institution in the United States. ... Lewis College of Business is the first historically African American college in Michigan. ... Marygrove College is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. ... Wayne County Community College is a two-year school located in southeastern Michigan. ... The Detroit College of Law, established in 1891, was the first law school in the Detroit, Michigan area and the second in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country State Counties Ingham, Clinton Incorporation 1907 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Samir Singh (D)  - City Manager Theodore J. Stanton Area  - City  11. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan. ... Ann Arbor redirects here. ... The University of Michigan-Dearborn, located in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, is part of the University of Michigan system. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: , Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Government  - Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. ...


Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

With 116,000 students, the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) district is the largest school district in Michigan and consists of 220 schools. The city is also served by various charter schools. Image File history File links Detroit_Library. ... Image File history File links Detroit_Library. ... Detroit Public Library logo. ... The current Detroit Public Schools logo. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States that have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each schools...


In the mid- to late 1990s, the Michigan Legislature removed the locally elected board of education amid allegations of mismanagement and replaced it with a reform board appointed by the mayor and governor. The elected board of education was re-established following a city referendum in 2005. The first election of the new eleven-member board of education occurred on November 8, 2005.[101] Due to declining enrollment the city planned to close 95 schools, and the state mandated deficit reduction plan calls for the closure of a total of 110 schools.[102][103] The State officials report a 61% graduation rate for Detroit's public schools.[104][105] The Michigan Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Private schools

Detroit is served by various private schools, as well as parochial Roman Catholic schools run by the Archdiocese of Detroit.[106] For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the motherchurch of the Archdiocese of Detroit. ...


Infrastructure

Health systems

St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit.
St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit.

Within the city of Detroit, there are over a dozen major hospitals which include the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Henry Ford Health System, St. John Health System, and the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. The DMC, a regional Level I trauma center, consists of Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Harper University Hospital, Hutzel Women's Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Sinai-Grace Hospital, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute.[107] The DMC has more than 2,000 licensed beds and 3,000 affiliated physicians. It is also the biggest non-governmental employer in the City of Detroit.[108] The center is staffed by physicians from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the largest single-campus medical school in the United States.[109] The metro area has many other hospitals, among which are William Beaumont Hospital, St. Joseph's, and University of Michigan Medical Center, mostly in suburban counties. Detroit Medical Center Emergency entrance to Detroit Receiving Hospital The Detroit Medical Center is a Detroit-based non-profit corporation that owns and operates Children’s Hospital of Michigan (southeast Michigan’s only pediatric Level I trauma center), Detroit Receiving Hospital (Michigan’s first Level One Trauma Center), Harper University... Henry Ford Health System is one of the nations leading health care providers, offering a seamless array of acute, primary, tertiary, quaternary and preventive care backed by excellence in research and education. ... Level I trauma center provides the highest level of Surgical care to trauma patients. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ...


Transportation

Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River.
Ambassador Bridge from the Canadian side of the Detroit River.

With its proximity to Canada and its facilities, ports, major highways, rail connections and international airports, Detroit is an important transportation hub. The city has three international border crossings, the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, linking Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. The Ambassador Bridge is the single busiest border crossing in North America, carrying 27% of the total trade between the U.S. and Canada.[110] A self taken shot of the Ambassador bridge on the Canadian/Amercian border, taken in the evening from the Canadian side of the border (Windsor) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A self taken shot of the Ambassador bridge on the Canadian/Amercian border, taken in the evening from the Canadian side of the border (Windsor) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... Landsat satellite photo, showing Lake Saint Clair, as well as St. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ... The Michigan Central Railway Tunnel is a railroad tunnel under the Detroit River connecting Detroit, Michigan, USA with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... North American redirects here. ...


Air

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), the area's principal airport, is located in nearby Romulus and is a hub for Northwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines. Coleman A. Young International Airport (DET), previously called Detroit City Airport, is on Detroit's northeast side. Although Southwest Airlines once flew from the airport, there is currently only charter service and general aviation.[111] Toledo Express Airport in Toledo, Ohio, is a secondary commercial passenger airport. Willow Run Airport, in far-western Wayne County near Ypsilanti, is a general aviation and cargo airport. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), sometimes called Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne Airport, Metro Airport, or simply DTW, is a major airport in Romulus, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. ... Romulus is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... Spirit Airlines is a United States low-cost airline operating nationwide scheduled and charter flights. ... Coleman A. Young International Airport (IATA: DET, ICAO: KDET) (formerly known as Detroit City Airport) is a municipal airport in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is about the American airline. ... A general aviation scene at Kemble Airfield, England. ... FAA airport diagram of Toledo Express Airport Toledo Express Airport (IATA: TOL, ICAO: KTOL) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) west of the city of Toledo in Lucas County, Ohio, USA. As well as being a main airport for Toledo, it is also a secondary airport for... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Location of Toledo within Lucas County, Ohio. ... Willow Run Airport (IATA: YIP, ICAO: KYIP) is an airport near Ypsilanti, Michigan that serves freight, corporate, and general aviation clients. ... Nickname: Motto: Pride. ...

People Mover train comes into the Renaissance Center station.
People Mover train comes into the Renaissance Center station.

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Mass Transit

Mass transit in the region is provided by bus services. Ridership on the region's mass transit systems increased by 8.4% in 2006.[112] The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) provides service to the outer edges of the city. From there, the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides service to the suburbs. Cross border service between the downtown areas of Windsor and Detroit is provided by Transit Windsor via the Tunnel Bus.[113] In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ... Detroit Department of Transportation or DDOT is the public transit operator in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is the public transit operator serving suburban Detroit, Michigan. ... Transit Windsor was started in November 1st 1977. ...


An automated guideway transit system known as the People Mover provides a 2.9 mile (4.6 km) loop in the downtown area and usually operates daily. Amtrak provides service to Detroit, operating its Wolverine service between Chicago and Pontiac. Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any "personal items" such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons. The current passenger facility is north of downtown. The J.W. Westcott II, which delivers mail to freighters on the Detroit River, is the world's only floating post office.[114] A people mover is a fully-automated light rail or tram system. ... The Detroit People Mover is a 2. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Wolverine is a passenger train service operated by Amtrak as part of its Michigan Services. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ... Nickname: Motor City & Murder City, Motown, Rock City, The D Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Area    - City 370. ... Cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship that carries goods and materials from one port to another. ...


Currently, a study is underway to investigate the feasibility of a Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter line,[115] which would service the nearly 100,000 daily commuters between the two regional hubs. The proposed system would be funded by a $100 million federal grant that is secured based on the results of the study. Ann Arbor redirects here. ... SEMCOG Commuter Rail[1] is a proposed regional rail link between the cities of Ann Arbor and Detroit slated to begin operation no earlier than 2008. ... USD redirects here. ...


Major Highways

Metro Detroit has an extensive freeway system administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The city is at the crossroads for three Interstate Highways. Detroit is connected via Interstate 75 and Interstate 96 to Kings Highway 401 and to major Southern Ontario cities such as London, Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area along Highway 401. Upon construction and completion of a third border crossing, Detroit and the surrounding area would have a third direct link to the 400-Series freeway network, and have a direct connection to Kings Highway 401, eliminating (or greatly diminishing) the traffic jams that plague the Ambassador Bridge, and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. The Blue Water Bridge near Sarnia, Ontario is another major commercial border crossing. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a government agency in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Highway 401 redirects here. ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario lying south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Highway 401 redirects here. ... The current 400-series Highway network in Southern Ontario. ... The Ambassador Bridge is a privately owned suspension bridge that connects Detroit, Michigan, in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario, in Canada. ... The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. ... The newer Blue Water Bridge is in the foreground, the older bridge is behind. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (city population 71,419, census area population 88,793, in 2006). ...

I-75 (Chrysler and Fisher Freeways) is the region's main north-south route, serving Flint, Pontiac, Troy, and Detroit, before continuing south (as the Fisher Freeway) to serve many of the communities along the shore of Lake Erie.
I-94 (Ford Freeway) runs east-west through Detroit and serves Ann Arbor to the west (where it continues to Chicago) and Port Huron to the northeast. The stretch of the current I-94 freeway from Ypsilanti to Detroit was one of the first American limited-access freeways. Henry Ford built it to link his factories at Willow Run and Dearborn during World War II. It was called the Willow Run Expressway.
I-96 runs northwest-southeast through Livingston County and (as the Jeffries Freeway) has its eastern terminus in downtown Detroit.
I-275 runs north-south from I-75 in the south to the junction of I-96 and I-696 in the north, providing a bypass through the western suburbs of Detroit.
I-375 is a short spur route in downtown Detroit, an extension of the Chrysler Freeway.
I-696 (Walter Reuther Freeway) runs east-west from the junction of I-96 and I-275, providing a route through the northern suburbs of Detroit. Taken together, I-275 and I-696 form a semi-circle around Detroit.
US-12 eastbound ends in downtown Detroit. Westbound, US 12 serves the western suburbs and routes toward Ypsilanti.
US-24 ends north of Pontiac at I-75. Southbound, US 24 serves suburban Detroit and Monroe before crossing into Ohio.
M-1 (Woodward Ave.) northbound ends in Pontiac. Southbound, the highway routes to directly to downtown Detroit.
M-3 routes north along Gratiot Avenue.
M-5 follow the route of old US 16 on Grand River Avenue.
M-8 is the Davison Freeway. Opened in 1942, this was the first modern limited-access urban freeway in America.
M-10: The John C. Lodge Freeway) runs largely parallel to I-75 from Southfield to downtown, and connects with I-75 via Jefferson Avenue.
M-39 Southfield Freeway (M-39)Best known as the "Southfield Freeway," M-39 runs north-south from Southfield to Allen Park from I-94. North of 10 Mile, the freeway ends and continues as Southfield Road into Birmingham.
M-53 runs along Van Dyke & Gratiot Avenues.
M-85 routes along Fort Street, along the Detroit River.
M-97 routes along Hoover Street.
M-102 is better known as 8 Mile Road.
M-153 routes to neighboring Dearborn.

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Sister cities

Detroit has seven sister cities:[116] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

Detroit may refer to the following songs: Detroit, a song featured in the 1967 Disney musical film The Happiest Millionaire Detroit, a song featured in the 2003 album of These Streets EP by Bugz Detroit, a song featured in the 1997 album of White Trash Hell by Everclear eminem welkome... Detroit, Michigan, and its suburbs, is the setting for a number of novels and short story collections, including: Harriette Arnow, The Dollmaker 1954 Jim Ray Daniels, Detroit Tales 2003 Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides 1993 and Middlesex 2002 Arthur Hailey, Wheels 1971 Gary Hardwick, The Executioners Game 2005 William... Detroit, Michigan, USA, has been used as a setting and/or filming location for several Hollywood feature films, as well as several television series: Bold indicates that the work was actually filmed in Detroit. ... The following is a list of people from Detroit, Michigan. ... Here is a list of songs about or may mention the city of Detroit. ... // This article lists all of the buildings in Detroit, Michigan, organized by height, also listed in the Category of Skyscrapers in Detroit. ... Three isoglosses identifying the NCVS. In the brown areas is more retracted than . ...

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Further reading

  • Bak, Richard (2001). Detroit Across 3 Centuries. Thompson Gale. ISBN 1585360015. 
  • Burton, Clarence M (1896). Cadillac's Village: A History of the Settlement, 1701–1710. Detroit Society for Genealogical Research. ISBN 0-943112-21-4. 
  • Burton, Clarence M (1912). Early Detroit: A sketch of some of the interesting affairs of the olden time. Burton Abstracts. OCLC 926958. 
  • Chafets, Zev (1990). Devil's Night: And Other True Tales of Detroit. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 0-394-58525-9. 
  • Farley, Reynolds, et al. (2002). Detroit Divided. Russell Sage Foundation Publications. ISBN 0-87154-281-1. 
  • Farmer, Silas (1889). History of Detroit and Wayne County and Early Michigan. Omnigraphics Inc; Reprint edition (October 1998). ISBN 1-55888-991-4. 
  • Gavrilovich, Peter and Bill McGraw (2000). The Detroit Almanac. Detroit Free Press. ISBN 0-937247-34-0. 
  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. 
  • Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A. (1980). Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. 
  • Parkman, Francis (1994). The Conspiracy of Pontiac. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-8737-2. 
  • Poremba, David Lee (2003). Detroit: A Motor City History (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-2435-2. 
  • Powell, L. P (1901). "Detroit, the Queen City," Historic Towns of the Western States (New York).
  • Sharoff, Robert (2005). American City: Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6. 
  • Sobocinski, Melanie Grunow (2005). Detroit and Rome: building on the past. Regents of the University of Michigan. ISBN 0933691092. 
  • Sugrue, Thomas J (1998). The Origins of the Urban Crisis. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05888-1. 
  • Woodford, Arthur M. (2001). This is Detroit 1701–2001. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-2914-4. 

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