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Overview

Introduction to Farmington Hills, Michigan

Farmington Hills is located in Southeastern Michigan in Oakland County. It's recognized as an upscale suburb of the city of Detroit. Oakland is the most prosperous county in the state and one of the most prosperous in the country. It has a reputation for excellent schools and has numerous recreational programs for citizens of all ages.

Situated in a major automotive region and Automation Alley, Farmington Hills is home to a large number of manufacturing research, engineering and design companies. Numerous major corporations are located in the city including Robert Bosch Corporation, Allstate Insurance, Alcoa, Nissan, Gale, Daimler Chrysler, Cingular Wireless, Motorola and many others.

History

The Potawatomi Indians were the original inhabitants. The first non-native settler was Arthur Power, a Quaker who lived in Farmington, New York. He bought an acreage in 1823 and other settlers gradually arrived. The community was known as Quakertown. Farmington Hills initially was part of the city of Farmington and it was incorporated in 1973.

Attractions

  • Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Longacre House is a historic home and features beautiful gardens
  • Nature Discovery Center
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Motor Sports Hall of Fame
  • Governor Warner Mansion and Museum features a large number of artifacts
  • Summer Fun Series

Activities

The local ice arena provides opportunities for skating, adult hockey and youth skating competitions. Heritage Park includes hiking trails which are utilized for cross-country skiing during winter. Founders Sports Park is popular for a variety of outdoor activities. Woodland Hills includes a scenic walking trail and provides great opportunities to watch birds and a variety of animals in several distinct settings.

Proud Lake Recreation Area is popular with residents and visitors. Maybury State Park Trails is utilized for cross-country skiing. William Costick Activities Center offers cultural, social and recreational activities and hosts a variety of events. The downtown area is popular for shopping and dining.

Higher Education

The city is home to William Tyndale Bible College, a campus of Wayne State University and Oakland Community College.

Transportation

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation provides bus services.

People

Total Population 80,971
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 40,144
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.3%
Median Earnings25+ $50,437
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,904
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,436

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,712
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,026
Median House Value $207,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.8%
US/American 0.7%
English 6.6%
Irish 8.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48331, 48334, 48335, 48336
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48332, 48333
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.485
Longitude -83.377

Farmington Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DEARBORN
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bingham Farms 1,158 $134,000
Farmington 10,509 $82,051
Franklin 3,198 $154,063
Northville 5,990 $115,877
Novi 57,577 $108,982

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Farmington Hills Public Libraries

Library
Farmington Community Library
32737 WEST TWELVE MILE ROAD
Farmington Hills, Michigan
(248) 553-0300
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Farmington Hills Hospitals

BOTSFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
28050 GRAND RIVER
(248) 471-8666
Emergency Service: Yes

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Farmington Hills High Schools

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NORTH FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
32900 W. 13 MILE ROAD
248-785-2005
Serves 1,364 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
29995 W. 12 MILE ROAD
248-489-3499
Serves 1,091 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
28650 11 MILE ROAD BANTRY 5
248-427-1906
A Charter School.
Serves 136 students.

Farmington Hills Colleges

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