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Overview

Introduction to Farmington, Michigan

Farmington, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 1 miles S of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 19 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is considered part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Farmington has a population of 10,423.

Farmington History

Farmington was founded almost two centuries ago. The area was initially inhabited by the Native Americans, before Europen settlers came here and built their homes. The city has developed around a center of commercial activity along the Grand River Avenue. The Farmington Township experienced a period of remarkable growth from 1850 to 1890.

Farmington and nearby Attractions

  • Farmington Area Founders
  • Farmington Hills Costick Center
  • Founder's Sports Park
  • Farmington Historical Museum
  • Newport Park LLC
  • Heritage Park

Things To Do In Farmington

The city offers an array of things to do for its people. You can either catch the evening show in the civic theatre or hangout in the parks with friends. If history interests you then you can visit the Governor Warner museum or just take a walk down historical downtown Farmington.

Farmington Transportation

Air transportation in the city is provided by Oakland County International Airport.

Farmington Higher Education

Some of the colleges and universities situated near the city are Schoolcraft College, Madonna University, Lawrence Technological University and Henry Ford Community College.

People

Total Population 10,509
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,161
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,051
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $911
Median House Value $158,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 11%
Irish 11.4%

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

Farmington Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles S of Farmington Hills, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 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 42.464
Longitude -83.376

Farmington 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 DEARBORN
Distance 12.6 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 DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 16.1 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
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 17.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bingham Farms 1,158 $134,000
Farmington Hills 80,971 $94,712
Franklin 3,198 $154,063
Livonia 95,312 $84,375
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/.

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FARMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
32000 SHIAWASSEE ROAD
248-489-3455
Serves 1,354 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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