East Village / Conner Creek

It was a significant natural feature for Native Americans and European settlers.

Welcome to East Village / Conner Creek

History of Conner Creek once flowed from what is now the City of Warren to the Detroit River. It was a significant natural feature for Native Americans and European settlers. The Algonquin tribe was predominant among several Native American inhabitants. This tribe was typically nomadic and followed the migration of birds and fish or other available food sources such as fruits and berries. Early French surveyors named the creek “Riviere du Grand Marais” (River of the Great Marsh). Then it became known as Trombley’s Creek after a French settler. In 1840, the creek was formally named Conner Creek in honor of local landowner Henry Conner.
 
As European settlers moved into the area, the landscape began to change. The marsh was drained and sold as lots for farming and settlement by Colonel Philetus W. Norris, a legendary and colorful frontiersman who explored much of Yellowstone National Park and became its second superintendent. In 1873 he established the Village of Norris between the forks of the Conner Creek (near what is now Nevada and Mt. Elliott). Mills were constructed along the creek, and the forest was removed to make room for farming. Ribbon farms dominated the landscape along the creek and the Detroit River to maximize landowners’ access to the water.


Colonel Philetus W. Norris

In time, the old Indian trails and village plank roads gave way to railroads and other developments. The Detroit Terminal Railroad, constructed parallel to the creek, attracted industries such as Detroit Edison, Chrysler, Hudson Motor Car, Continental Motors, Budd, and Fruehauf. The Daimler Chrysler Jefferson Avenue Plant and other facilities were constructed over the creek. The partial containment of the creek did not eliminate flooding and a parkway was designed by the city to help alleviate damage. Construction of the Detroit City Airport and 1-94 led to the sale of parkway land. Today, the creek flows underground to the Jefferson Avenue Conner Creek Pumping Station of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and the Greenway generally follows its historic route to connect residents, neighborhoods, and commerce via landscaped paths and bike trails instead of by water.

Overview for East Village / Conner Creek, MI

10,542 people live in East Village / Conner Creek, where the median age is 40.7 and the average individual income is $22,953. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,542

Total Population

40.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$22,953

Average individual Income

Around East Village / Conner Creek, MI

There's plenty to do around East Village / Conner Creek, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walking Score
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Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Lobster Pot, Corridor Sausage, and Village Nutrition.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.81 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.11 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.75 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.47 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for East Village / Conner Creek, MI

East Village / Conner Creek has 4,534 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in East Village / Conner Creek do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,542 people call East Village / Conner Creek home. The population density is 2,669.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,542

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.7

Median Age

49.17 / 50.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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4,534

Total Households

2.3

Average Household Size

$22,953

Average individual Income

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Schools in East Village / Conner Creek, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby East Village / Conner Creek. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Detroit Merit Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Golightly Career and Technical Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Carstens ElementaryMiddle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available

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