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Overview

Introduction to Northville, Michigan

Northville, Michigan, in Wayne county, is 6 miles SW of Farmington Hills, Michigan and 23 miles W of Detroit, Michigan.

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.

People

Total Population 5,990
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,951
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.8%
Median Earnings25+ $55,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,926

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,877
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.1%
Median Gross Rent $981
Median House Value $271,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 1.3%
English 15.8%
Irish 16.7%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
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
Station ANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
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
Station DETROIT METRO AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Farmington 10,509 $82,051
Farmington Hills 80,971 $94,712
Novi 57,577 $108,982
Plymouth 8,952 $99,828

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

Northville Public Libraries

Library
Northville District Library
212 W. CADY
Northville, Michigan
(248) 349-3020
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Northville High Schools

NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
45700 6 MILE ROAD
248-344-8425
Serves 1,792 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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