Northville, Michigan

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Northville, Michigan

Introduction to Northville, Michigan

Northville, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles SW of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 23 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The city has a population of 6,459.

Northville History

Northville was established sometime during the 1940s. Incorporated in 1955, the city of Northville included portions of Novi Township in Oakland County, and Northville Township in Wayne County. The city experienced significant expansion over the next few years. Portions of the Village of Novi and Novi Township were officially annexed to this city.

Northville and nearby Attractions

  • Plymouth Historical Museum
  • Cranbrook
  • Maybury State Park
  • Mill Race Historical Village
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Detroit Zoo

Things To Do In Northville

Mill Race Historical Village, a living museum built in 1972, includes a school, church, blacksmith shop, rustic wooden bridge, gazebo, Interurban station, an inn and several homes. Henry and Clara Bryant Ford's home, known as Fair Lane, is located near the city, while the Plymouth Historical Museum houses exhibits reflecting the cultural and historical background of the region. The Dearborn Historical Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame and the Cranbrook Art Museum are all accessible from Northville as well. Maybury State Park, spread across 944 acres, features nature trails, picnic areas, a working farm and a horse stable. Kensington Metropark and the Detroit Zoo are some of the other popular attractions in the area. Recreational opportunities like boating, fishing, camping and hiking are available at the Brighton State Recreation Area and the Highland State Recreation Area.

Northville Transportation

Oakland County International is the closest major airport.

Northville Higher Education

Madonna University, Concordia University-Ann Arbor and Schoolcraft College are some of the local colleges and universities.

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High Points

Northville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Northville Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Northville Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Northville Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Northville People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Northville Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Northville College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Northville, Michigan

Comparing Northville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Northville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 48167
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.431
Longitude -83.483

Northville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.7 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
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 15.7 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
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Northville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,459 100%
Male 3,097 47.9%
Female 3,362 52.1%
Under 18 1,538 23.8%
18+ 4,921 76.2%
65+ 811 12.6%
Median Age 41
Average Family Size 2.97
White 6,208 96.1%
African-American 25 0.4%
Asian 120 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 38 0.6%
Mixed Race 50 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 106 1.6%

Estimated Northville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,311
Growth -148
Growth % -2.3%

Northville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 18.7%
Irish 14.1%
Polish 12.3%
English 10.1%
Italian 7.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Scottish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
US/American 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Canadian 1.7%
Hungarian 1.5%
British 1.4%
French Canadian 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Greek 1.2%
European 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Armenian 1.1%
Finnish 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Albanian 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
Slovene 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Belgian 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Egyptian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Northville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northville Township (48167)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Northville 6,459 $98,802
Farmington 10,423 $75,578
Farmington Hills 82,111 $88,138
Novi 47,386 $91,369
Plymouth 9,022 $76,369
Walled Lake 6,713 $55,613
Wixom 13,263 $64,918

Northville Public Libraries

Northville District Library
212 W. CADY
Northville, Michigan
(248) 349-3020
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Northville

(As of 2005)
8 Mi. & Haggerty Rd.
20055 Haggerty Road
302 East Main Street
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Northville High Schools (2004)

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Serves 1,792 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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