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Population (year 2000): 78,296. Estimated population in July 2005: 76,818 (-1.9% change)
Males: 35,955 (45.9%), Females: 42,341 (54.1%)

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Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $51,802 (year 2000)
Median house value: $155,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Southfield:

  • Black (54.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (38.3%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (5.1%), Polish (4.0%), Irish (3.5%), Russian (3.2%), English (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.6%).

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Elevation: 684 feet

Land area: 26.2 square miles

Southfield,

For population 25 years and over in Southfield

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southfield city

  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

14.0% Foreign born (7.9% Asia, 3.4% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,390 (+3.1%).



Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MI Detroit, (11.7 miles pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (307.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Village, MI (1.5 miles Lathrup Hills, MI (3.2 miles Beverly Farms, MI (3.3 miles Bingham MI (4.3 miles Berkley, Park, MI (4.6 miles Oak MI (4.9 miles Franklin, MI (4.9 miles Birmingham, Woods, MI (5.3 miles Huntington


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 74 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 1998: 93 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 1999: 43 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2000: 125 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2001: 161 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2002: 231 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 139 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2004: 85 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2005: 74 buildings, average cost: $145,400

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 83.24 W

Area codes: 248, 810


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.5%), Manufacturing (18.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.9%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +55,509 (+70.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,041 (23.3%)


 

Crime in Southfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 2 5 6 2 1
    per 100,000 6.4 2.6 6.4 7.7 2.6 1.3
Rapes 23 21 33 25 34 30
    per 100,000 29.4 26.8 42.1 31.9 43.4 38.3
Robberies 80 128 150 128 139 127
    per 100,000 102.2 163.5 191.6 163.5 177.5 162.2
Assaults 570 585 817 693 897 865
    per 100,000 728.0 747.2 1043.5 885.1 1145.7 1104.8
Burglaries 646 857 713 567 754 540
    per 100,000 825.1 1094.6 910.6 724.2 963.0 689.7
Thefts 3,096 2,752 2,757 2,329 2,499 2,192
    per 100,000 3954.2 3514.9 3521.3 2974.6 3191.7 2799.6
Auto thefts 970 1,087 828 795 1,126 813
    per 100,000 1238.9 1388.3 1057.5 1015.4 1438.1 1038.4
509.4 540.0 578.6 497.4 612.4 529.6


Average climate in Southfield, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Southfield,

Southfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the Southfield city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/4/1957, a category 4 tornado 9.0 miles away from the city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Michael Stone - 2005 NFL player (St. Louis Rams, born: Feb 13, 1978), Tim Gleason - NHL player (Los Angeles Kings, born: Jan 29, 1983), Chris Jurek - College football player (Cincinnati Bearcats), Courtney Williams - College basketball player (Charlotte 49ers), Giordan Watson - College basketball player (Central Michigan Chippewas), Kevin Nelson - College basketball player (Central Michigan Chippewas), Marcus Stout - College basketball player (Fordham Rams).


Main business address for: LEAR CORP /DE/ (PUBLIC BUILDING AND RELATED FURNITURE), SUN COMMUNITIES INC (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), SUPERIOR CONSULTANT HOLDINGS CORP (SERVICES-MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES), MEADOWBROOK INSURANCE GROUP INC (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE), FEDERAL MOGUL CORP (MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS & ACCESSORIES), SUN COMMUNITIES OPERATING LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (REAL ESTATE), ARCADIA RESOURCES, INC (SERVICES-PERSONAL SERVICES) and 2 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Southfield:
  • GREAT LAKES REGIONAL REHAB HOSPITAL (22401 FOSTER WINTER DR)
  • PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (16001 W NINE MILE RD)
  • STRAITH HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY (23901 LAHSER)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Southfield:
  • OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 17 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
  • DETROIT CITY (about 18 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
  • DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Southfield:
  • OAKLAND/TROY (about 7 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
  • CANTON-PLYMOUTH-METTETAL (about 17 miles; PLYMOUTH, MI; ID: 1D2)
  • COBO HALL (about 19 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: 84G)

Amtrak stations near Southfield:
  • 6 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 7 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 87 $328,666 $45,333 21 $23,499
Sewerage 29 $121,967 $50,469 2 $6,350
Police - Other 45 $172,991 $46,130 11 $7,134
Firefighters 107 $583,781 $65,470 0 $0
Fire - Other 5 $21,653 $51,967 8 $992
Streets and Highways 49 $243,175 $59,553 0 $0
Welfare 6 $23,435 $46,870 3 $3,139
Financial Administration 46 $201,235 $52,496 5 $11,907
Other Government Administration 75 $286,219 $45,795 27 $30,046
Police Protection - Officers 167 $941,021 $67,618 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 40 $160,566 $48,169 108 $70,264
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $30,148 $51,682 1 $2,216
Local Libraries 39 $150,397 $46,276 82 $51,697
Judicial and Legal 44 $197,254 $53,796 10 $17,057
Totals for Government 746 $3,462,508 $55,697 278 $224,301


Colleges/Universities in Southfield:
  • LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,479; Location: 21000 W TEN MILE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ltu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 673; Location: 26555 EVERGREEN STE 500; Private, for-profit)
  • SPECS HOWARD SCHOOL OF BROADCAST ARTS INC (FT enrollment: 388; Location: 19900 W NINE MILE RD; Private, for-profit; Website: specshoward.edu)
  • ACADEMY OF COURT REPORTING (FT enrollment: 203; Location: 26111 EVERGREEN RD STE 101; Private, for-profit)
  • DETROIT BUSINESS INSTITUTE-SOUTHFIELD (FT enrollment: 176; Location: 23077 GREENFIELD RD STE LL28; Private, for-profit)
  • TRAVEL EDUCATION INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 113; Location: 24901 NORTHWESTERN HWY STE 110; Private, for-profit)
  • NORTHWESTERN TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 97; Location: 24567 NORTHWESTERN HWY STE 200; Private, for-profit)
  • LAWTON SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 20755 GREENFIELD RD STE 300; Private, for-profit)
  • ELSA COOPER INSTITUTE OF COURT REPORTING (FT enrollment: 63; Location: 26500 NORTHWESTERN HWY STE 250; Private, for-profit)
  • DEARBORN FINANCIAL INSTITUTE (Location: 25300 TELEGRAPH RD STE 185; Private, for-profit)
  • CANEBRIDGE COMPUTER INSTITUTE (Location: 23100 PROVIDENCE DR STE 107 NORTH UNIT; Private, for-profit)
  • SOUTHEASTERN INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE (Location: 20100 CIVIC CTR DR STE 217; Private, for-profit)
  • IRENES MYOMASSOLOGY INSTITUTE (Location: 18911 TEN MILE RD STE 200; Private, for-profit)
  • MIDDLETON REAL ESTATE TRAINING INC (Location: 20300 CIVIC CENTER DR STE 405; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Southfield:
  • OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 8 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Full-time enrollment: 11,634)
  • MARYGROVE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 5,301)
  • UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY (about 8 miles; DETROIT, MI; FT enrollment: 4,119)
  • SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 9 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 11 miles; TROY, MI; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY-EASTERN REGION-DEARBORN (about 11 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 2,247)
  • HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
Public high schools in Southfield:
  • SOUTHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,649; Location: 24675 LAHSER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ARTHUR ASHE ACADEMY (Students: 165; Location: 24661 LAHSER ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Southfield:
  • SOUTHFIELD CHRISTIAN HIGH SCH (Students: 450; Location: 28650 LAHSER; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • FRANKLIN ROAD CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 287; Location: 26555 FRANKLIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • AKIRA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 21100 W 12 MILE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Southfield:
  • ALICE M. BIRNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 939; Location: 27225 EVERGREEN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • BRACE-LEDERLE K-8 SCHOOL (Students: 796; Location: 18575 W. NINE MILE ROAD; Grades: KG - 08)
  • GLENN W. LEVEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: 25300 W. 9 MILE ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARY E. THOMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 16300 LINCOLN DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ACADEMY OF SOUTHFIELD (Students: 535; Location: 18330 GEORGE WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • ADLAI STEVENSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 441; Location: 27777 LAHSER ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GLENN SCHOENHALS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 16500 LINCOLN DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VANDENBERG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 16100 EDWARDS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 16299 MOUNT VERNON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MORRIS ADLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 19100 FILMORE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Southfield:
  • YESHIVA DARCHEI TORAH (Students: 279; Location: 21550 W. 12 MILE ROAD; Grades: KG - 11)
  • ST MICHAEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 25175 CODE ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST BEDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 18300 W 12 MILE ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OAK MONTESSORI CENTER (Students: 66; Location: 24350 SOUTHFIELD ROAD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CHILDREN'S WORLD LEARNING CENT (Students: 55; Location: 25761 GREENFIELD RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NORTH STAR ACADEMY (Students: 22; Location: 17050 DORSET; Grades: 2 - 11)
Library in Southfield:
  • SOUTHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,834,306; Location: 26000 EVERGREEN ROAD; 182,000 books; 3,979 audio materials; 4,326 video materials; 330 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Plum Hollow Golf Club (A).

Shopping Center: Northland Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Southfield include: Northbrook Church (A), Armenian Church (B), Shaarcy Zedek Temple (C), Saint Ives Church (D).

Cemeteries: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (1), Southfield Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Lake Genesareth (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Pebble Creek (A), Franklin Branch (B).

Parks in Southfield include: Civic Center Park (1), Southfield Park (2).


Southfield compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Southfield:
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEXL (1340 AM; 1 kW; ROYAL OAK, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQBH (1400 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: QUEEN'S BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southfield:
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSHJ (88.3 FM; SOUTHFIELD, MI; Owner: THE BD. OF EDUC. OF SOUTHFIELD)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBFH (88.1 FM; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; Owner: BLOOMFIELD HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Southfield:
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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