Maybee is located in northern Monroe County, about 12 miles northwest of Monroe. It is primarily a small agricultural town, about a square mile in size. It has a few dozen small businesses, restaurants and a grain elevator. A prominent building along the main street area includes the village hall.
Maybee was named after Abram Maybee. He built a grist and saw mill here in the early 1870’s. The area grew because of the large amount of timber found in the area, which developers saw as potential for making into charcoal. Several kilns were built originally, with the town eventually springing up around them. After the timber harvest, the area was settled by immigrants from the Palatinate states of Germany who were instrumental in “tiling” the land for better drainage. Many of their sturdy brick homes built between 1870-1900 still are present along farm roads in the area. In 1873, the Canadian Southern Railroad came through here and built a station, which helped stabilize the surrounding economy. It was eventually incorporated as a village in 1899.
The People and Families of Maybee
The population of the village is 562.
In Maybee, about 55% of adults are married. The size of households in Maybee is larger than most.
It’s notable that men are disproportionately common in the village.
Wealth and Education
In 2000, Maybee had a median family income of $60,000. Maybee is one of the richer villages in Michigan. A large stable middle class is one of the strengths of the village.
Of the housing in Maybee, approximately 76% is occupied by their owners. The average age of homes in the village is noticeably higher than in other similarly-sized communities.
In Maybee, 96% of commuters drive to work.
Village of Maybee, Michigan
Village Hall P.O. Box 36
Maybee, MI 48159
2nd Wednesday of each month – 7:30 p.m.
734-587-2900 Fax 587-6534
Village Hall, 9051 Raisin St., Maybee, MI 4815