Introduction to Novi, Michigan

Novi, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 5 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 24 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Novi has a population of 47,386.

Novi History

Novi was incorporated as a city in 1969. It annexed sections of the Novi Township during the 1970s, which led to a lengthy legal battle in which the final judgment was given in favor of the city of Novi. Another significant development in 1970s was the building of the Twelve Oaks Mall, which paved the way for the rapid development of the area.

Novi and nearby Attractions

  • Motorsports Hall of Fame
  • Proud Lake State Recreation Area
  • Highland Recreation Area
  • Walled Lake
  • Farmington Country Club
  • Bob-O-Link Golf Club

Things To Do In Novi

The city has excellent natural resources in the form of parks and open spaces. Lakeshore Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the southeast Michigan area. Great shopping opportunities are available at the Twelve Oaks Mall.

Novi Transportation

Oakland County International is the nearest major airport.

Novi Higher Education

The Institute of Natural Health Sciences, Madonna University and Oakland Community College provide higher education to residents of Novi.


Total Population 56,887
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 29,075
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 57%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.9%
Median Earnings25+ $58,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,256
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,257


Median Family Income $109,510
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $235,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
US/American 0.7%
English 8.9%
Irish 11.9%

Novi Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48374, 48375, 48377
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48376
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.48
Longitude -83.475

Novi Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 12.8 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 16.8 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
Distance 17.5 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Novi Township (48375)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmington 10,472 $80,475
Farmington Hills 80,682 $92,855
Northville 6,001 $116,281

Novi Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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