Wayne County Real Estate Information

The largest county in the state in terms of population, Wayne County, Michigan, was estimated in 2008 to be home to population of 1.9 million residents, enough to make it the 13th most populated county in America. The population of the county has fallen slightly from 2.1 million in 2000, however. Wayne County encompasses an area of 672 square miles, including parts of the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. 

The county borders Essex County in Ontario, Canada, and its Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Ambassador Bridge connect America with its northern neighbor and area some of the busiest connections between the two. The largest city the county is the county seat, Detroit. The county's name comes from the American general "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Besides Detroit, other cities include  Belleville, Dearborn, Detroit, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Grosse Pointe, Highland Park, Lincoln Park, Trenton, Wayne and Wyandotte.

The county's  largest island is Grosse Ile, connected by the Wayne County Bridge and the Grosse Ile Toll Bridge. Transportation via air can be obtained at the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, a regional hub for several airlines. Residents of Wayne County were found to have a median annual household income in 2000 of just under $41,000. The county's economy is widely known to be heavily influenced by the automotive industry, with the U.S.'s three largest national automakers, Ford, GM and Chrysler, making their home in the county. 

Higher education can be obtained at institutions like Wayne State University, University of Detroit Mercy, the College for Creative Studies, Lewis College of Business, Marygrove College and Wayne County Community College. The county provides a wealth of attractions for residents and visitors alike to visit. The area is home to four professional sports franchises, one in each of the major leagues of basketball, football, baseball and hockey. Detroit has its own symphony orchestra, an opera house, several musical performance halls and countless museums, including the noted Motown Historical Museum, Tuskegee Airmen Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, as well as the country' second largest theater district.