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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population81,154
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+40,615
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.4%
Median Earnings25+$51,357
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,459

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,203
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,067
Median House Value$216,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.9%
German13.5%
Polish9.3%
Irish8.3%
English6.1%
Italian4.3%
Arab3.1%
Russian3.1%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish2%
Romanian1.6%
African1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Iraqi1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Albanian1%
Canadian1%
Greek0.8%
Finnish0.7%
US/American0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Nigerian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Farmington Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48331, 48334, 48335, 48336
P.O. Box Zip Codes48332, 48333
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-83.41

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bingham Farms1,112$138,500
Farmington10,526$85,915
Franklin3,262$163,846
Northville5,986$120,069
Novi58,233$109,678
Walled Lake7,102$63,021

Farmington Hills Public Libraries

Farmington Community Library
32737 WEST 12 MILE ROAD
Farmington Hills, Michigan
(248) 553-0300

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Farmington Hills Hospitals

Botsford Hospital
(Non-profit)
28050 Grand River Avenue

Farmington Hills Public Schools

Forest Elementary School
34545 Old Timber Rd
ZIP: 48331
(248) 785-2068
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Beechview Elementary School
26850 Westmeath Ct
ZIP: 48334
(248) 489-3655
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Faxon Language Immersion Academy
28555 Middlebelt
ZIP: 48334
(248) 702-6272
Primary
Total Enrollment 97
Harrison High School
29995 West 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 489-3499
High
Total Enrollment 1178
Highmeadow Common Campus School
30175 Highmeadow Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 785-2070
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Kenbrook Elementary School
32130 Bonnet Hill Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 489-3711
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
North Farmington High School
32900 West 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 785-2005
High
Total Enrollment 1246
O.e. Dunckel Middle School
32800 West 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 489-3577
Middle
Total Enrollment 755
Oakland Early College
27055 Orchard Lake Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 522-3540
High
Total Enrollment 162
Warner Upper Elementary School
30303 West 14 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
(248) 785-2030
Middle
Total Enrollment 785
Wood Creek Elementary School
28400 Harwich Dr
ZIP: 48334
(248) 785-2077
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Hillside Elementary School
36801 West 11 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48335
(248) 489-3773
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Power Upper Elementary School
34740 Rhonswood St
ZIP: 48335
(248) 489-3622
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Visions Unlimited
22915 Commerce Dr
ZIP: 48335
(248) 489-3833
High
Total Enrollment 34
East Middle School
25000 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48336
(248) 489-3601
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Farmington Central High School
30415 Shiawassee Rd
ZIP: 48336
(248) 489-3333
High
Total Enrollment 113
J.a. Lanigan Elementary School
23800 Tuck Rd
ZIP: 48336
(248) 489-3722
Primary
Total Enrollment 452

Farmington Hills Private Schools

Artstart Montessori Academy Of Farmington Hills
31195 W 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Hillel Day School
32200 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 456
Red Hill Montessori
29001 W 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
St Fabian Catholic School
32200 W 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 382
The International School
28555 Middlebelt Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
The Maria Montessori Center
32450 W 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48334
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Childrens Place Montessori
32175 Folsom Rd
ZIP: 48336
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Country Hills Montessori
24480 Orchard Lake Rd
ZIP: 48336
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Our Lady Of Sorrows Elementary School
24040 Raphael Rd
ZIP: 48336
Elementary
Total Enrollment 702
Steppingstone School
30250 Grand River Ave
ZIP: 48336
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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