Tidbits of Interest
The City of Inkster was named after Robert Inkster, a native of the Shetland Islands, 50 miles off the coast of Norway. The name “Inkster” is said to come from a Norse name, “Ingasetter”, which is a person’s name plus the terms for summer pasture.
The City of Inkster was incorporated in 1964. Inkster’s land area is 6.28 square miles and is located in Central Wayne County Michigan about seventeen miles west of Detroit. The City is primarily a “bedroom” community and still growing considering the new and proposed construction of more than 400 residential units. The City also has some light industrial and commercial development including the new construction of several new strip malls. Inkster had the highest increase in assessed values in Wayne County for 2004 at 7.3 percent.