Why must we save Inkster,Michigan? Because what is happening to Inkster, Michigan is part of all small town America. We must save the small town America.
The Motown era group The Marvelettes was formed by two women from Inkster: Gladys Horton and Georgia Dobbins. The group's "Please Mr. Postman" went number one.
During the 1950s, Inkster was the home of Malcolm X, revolutionary leader.
It has been the home of Don Barden, the only African American owner of a gaming hotel in Las Vegas.
It is the birthplace of former Oakland Raiders running back, Tyrone Wheatley.
It was the home of Earl Jones (athlete), 1984 Olympic bronze medalist in the 800 meters.
It is the birthplace of former Arkansas State University football standout, Joseph Fears.
Population (year 2000): 30,115. Estimated population in July 2006: 28,443 (-5.6% change)
Males: 14,369 (47.7%)
Females: 15,746 (52.3%)
Median resident age: 31.8 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years
Zip codes: 48141
Land area: 6.26 square miles. Population density: 4593 people per square mile (average).
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dearborn Heights, MI (2.2 miles, pop. 58,264).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (15.9 miles, pop. 951,270).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.5 miles, pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Dearborn Heights, MI (2.2 miles), Garden City, MI (2.7 miles), Westland, MI (4.5 miles), Wayne, MI (4.5 miles), Taylor, MI (5.4 miles), Romulus, MI (5.7 miles), Dearborn, MI (6.9 miles), Redford, MI (7.2 miles).
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 67 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 1.98
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