Ypsilanti, Michigan






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A Taste of Ypsilanti, Michigan

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT YPSILANTI?

  1. Ypsilanti, commonly shortened to Ypsi, is a city in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,435. The city is bounded to the north by the Charter Township of Superior and on the west, south, and east by the Charter Township of Ypsilanti. Ypsilanti is also 6 miles east of Ann Arbor.

  2. Ypsilanti has played an important role in the automobile industry. From 1920-1922, Apex Motors produced the "ACE" car. It was in Ypsilanti that Preston Tucker (whose family owned the Ypsilanti Machine Tool Company) designed and built the prototypes for his Tucker '48. Tucker's story was related in the film Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

  3. The median income for a household in the city was $28,610, and the median income for a family was $40,793.

  4. Since 1979, the city has become known for summer festivals in the part of the city called "Depot Town", which is adjacent to both Riverside and Frog Island Parks along the banks of the Huron River. Festivals include the annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, the Elvis Festival, the Orphan Car Festival, the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival, the former Frog Island Festival, and a Latino festival.

  5. The president of the Motown Alumni Association Billy J. Wilson was raised throughout the city and township. Wilson also played bass guitar for stars such as Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Contours, Marv Johnson, Valerie Barrymore and the Foundation of Funk, and other superstar artists of the Motown era, along with a group titled Bigfoot. The Ypsilanti based group also had a drummer Stevie Bray that went on to produce mega star Madonna.

Radio Stations:
WMXD 92.3 FM Detroit, MI Urban Contemporary
WKQI 95.5 FM Detroit, MI Top-40
WDVD 96.3 FM Detroit, MI Top-40
WXYT 97.1 FM Detroit, MI Sports
WJLB 97.9 FM Detroit, MI Hip Hop
WDZH 98.7 FM Detroit, MI Top-40
WPZR 102.7 FM Mount Clemens, MI Gospel Music
WDMK 105.9 FM Detroit, MI Urban Contemporary
WGPR 107.5 FM Detroit, MI Hip Hop
WJR 760 AM Detroit, MI News/Talk
CKLW 800 AM Windsor, ON News/Talk

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Demographics of Ypsilanti, Michigan

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

61.40%

30.58%

0.44%

3.18%

2.47%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Businesses in Ypsilanti, Michigan


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. DNA Salon 120 -  Category: Hair Salons -   120 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI (734) 340-9526   - (visit website)

  2. Rosaline's Beauty Salon -  Category: Hair Salons -   2383 Ponderosa Ct, Ypsilanti, MI (734) 487-8819   - (reviews)

  3. The Day Spa Health & Wellness -  Category: African American Spa -  874 Grove Road - Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 340-7049

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Community Services -  Black Chambers of Commerce are a great resource for reaching out to other Black professionals and business owners.   -  - (visit website)

  2. Super Value Cleaners -  Category: Dry Cleaning Services -  Dry Cleaning, Shirts Laundered, Shoe Repair, Shoe Shines, Giftd   - 2279 Ellsworth Road (734) 434-8481  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. A Taste of Soul -  Category: Soul Food, Specialty Food -   97 Spring St Ypsilanti Township, MI 48197 (734) 483-8360   - (reviews)

  2. Biggie's Fine Foods -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   16 N Washington St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 484-3434   - (reviews)

  3. Cuppy’s Best Soulful Cafe -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1451 Ecorse Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198 (734) 320-2577   - (reviews)

  4. French Quarter -  Category: Southern, Soul Food -  1494 Ecorse Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198 (734) 487-5700   - (reviews)

  5. Hawkins Place -  Category: Caterers, Soul Food -  97 Spring St Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 483-8360   - (reviews)

  6. Marcella's Chicken, Ribs and Fish -  Category: Soul Food -  1396 E Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48198 (734) 484-4334   - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. Brown Chapel AME Church -  1043 W Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 482-7050

  2. Latter Rain Ministries Church of God in Christ -   -  407 S. Adams, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (734) 483-8115

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Black History Month Events in Albuquerque, New Mexico -   (FEB)    - (visit website)

    Every year in February we take the time to remember how African Americans have shaped and influenced our country.


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