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Welcome to Romulus

Population & Housing

Housing in Romulus

Romulus offers a wide variety of home ownership and rental options to support labor force growth. A diversity of residents as well as a diverse housing stock combine to create a friendly community, attractive for individual residents, young couples, families, and seniors.

Population Characteristics
The city's population of 22,897 in 1990 increased to an estimated 23,616 people in 1996. Since 1990, total households in the city have increased by over 780 to an estimated 8,625 in 1996.


1990 Michigan Wayne County Romulus
Population 9,295,297 2,111,687 22,897
Median 32.6yrs 32.5yrs. 30yrs.
Total Households 3,419,331 780,535 7,844
Source: 1990 U.S. Census

Median Age
Between 1980 and 1990, the median age of Romulus residents increased from 25.5 to 30.0 years according to the U.S. Census.

Race and Origin
Race Population (1990)
White 17,453
Black 4,934
American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut 193
Asian or Pacific Islander 161
Other Race 157
Hispanic 1.9%
Source: 1990 U.S. Census

Income Status
Per Capita Income:               $12,008
Median Family Income:         $34,729
Median Household Income:  $31,723
Source: 1990 U.S. Census

Housing Characteristics
Romulus' average housing sales price ranges between $120,000 - $130,000.
Source: 2000 City of Romulus Assessors office

Total Housing Units:                  8,223
Percent Owner Occupies:        64.5%
Percent Renter Occupied:        33.7%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate:      1.2%
Rental Vacancy Rate:               6.6%

Persons per Owner Occupied Unit:    3.05
Persons per Renter Occupied Unit:    2.6
Average Persons per Household:       2.74
Source: 1990 U.S. Census and 1996 SEMCOG

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