Overview

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.

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 incorporated 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 situated 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,340
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+3,086
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married66.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.6%
Median Earnings25+$68,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$144,196
% Above Poverty Level97.8%
% Below Poverty Level2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone20.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,658
Median House Value$349,500

Ancestry

German16.5%
Polish15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
Irish11.5%
English8.6%
Russian7.5%
Italian5.8%
French Except Basque4.4%
Scottish3.6%
Dutch1.9%
Hungarian1.8%
Swedish1.8%
Greek1.6%
Arab1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Israeli1.1%
Welsh1.1%
African1%
Norwegian1%
Belgian1%
Nigerian0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Czech0.8%
Lebanese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Huntington Woods Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyOakland County
Standard Zip Codes48070
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.48
Approximate Longitude-83.16

Huntington Woods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance27.3 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
Berkley15,360$100,579
Ferndale20,211$81,662
Oak Park29,849$59,128
Pleasant Ridge2,389$144,375
Royal Oak59,107$102,993
Southfield73,392$70,399

Huntington Woods Public Libraries

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

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Huntington Woods Public Schools

Burton Elementary School
26315 Scotia Rd
ZIP: 48070
(248) 837-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
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