River Rouge, MI
River Rouge is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan and an industrial downriver suburb of Detroit. The population was 7,903 at the 2010 census. It is named after the River Rouge (or Rouge River from the French "Rouge" meaning red), which flows through a portion of the city into the Detroit River. The city includes the heavily industrialized Zug Island at the mouth of the River Rouge.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it (21.70%) is water. Of the land area, 0.93 mi square miles (2.4 km²) consists of Zug Island.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,917 people, 3,640 households, and 2,504 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,713.9 per square mile (1,434.1/km²). There were 4,080 housing units at an average density of 1,528.0 per square mile (590.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 52.58% White, 42.01% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.