Introduction to Huntington Woods, Michigan

Huntington Woods, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 1 miles SW of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center) and 12 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. About 6,151 people live in Huntington Woods.

Huntington Woods History

A veteran of the 1812 war, J. Lockwood, received the first land grant in Huntington Woods. In 1916, part of the area was platted by Fred Remole and in 1926, Huntington Woods, which was named after Huntingdon, England, was incorpoarted as a village. In 1932, it was reincorporated as a city, and the indigenous people ceded the land rights to the government in 1821. It was then ceded to landowners in the 1830s. Huntington Woods is popularly referred to as the "City of Homes".

Huntington Woods and Nearby Attractions

  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Proud Lake State Recreation Area
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Huntington Woods

Historic Fort Wayne, Fox Theater Building, Cranbrook, and Fair Lane are some of the historic sites close to Huntington Woods. A number of museums are located Within 10 miles of the city, including the Ferndale Historical Museum, the Museum of African American History, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Troy Museum & Historic Village, and the Children's Museum. The Rackham Golf Course Historic District, which is situtated upon 120 acres, includes an 18-hole golf course designed by Donald Ross. The Eastern Market features farmers market stalls and other shops. The 3,800-acre Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, and the 4,700-acre Proud Lake State Recreation Area offer facilities for boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and picnicking. Skiing can also be enjoyed on the Alpine Valley.

Huntington Woods Transportation

Oakland County International Airport is the closest major airport.

Huntington Woods Higher Education

Colleges near Huntington Woods include the University of Phoenix, Oakland Community College, and Macomb Community College.


Total Population 6,333
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,225
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 65.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 80.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $130,208
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 22.1%
Median Gross Rent $2,214
Median House Value $275,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 8%
Irish 11.1%

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

Huntington Woods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SW of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48070
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.48
Longitude -83.166

Huntington Woods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Distance 27.3 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
Berkley 15,178 $89,815
Ferndale 20,160 $58,700
Oak Park 29,727 $54,143
Pleasant Ridge 2,555 $139,750
Royal Oak 58,689 $88,823
Southfield 72,859 $61,806

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

Huntington Woods Public Libraries

Huntington Woods Public Library
26415 SCOTIA
Huntington Woods, Michigan
(248) 543-9720
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