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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,986
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,993
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher63.3%
Median Earnings25+$59,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,069
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,038
Median House Value$298,900

Ancestry

Irish17.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
English15.2%
Polish10.8%
Italian8.1%
Scottish6.8%
French Except Basque3.3%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Arab1.5%
Lebanese1.5%
Greek1.4%
Austrian1.3%
Russian1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
US/American1.1%
Canadian1%
Finnish0.8%
Albanian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Macedonian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Northville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County, Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48168, 48167
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.4
Approximate Longitude-83.6

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)

StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance14.7 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
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance15.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Farmington10,526$85,915
Farmington Hills81,154$99,203
Novi58,233$109,678
Plymouth8,956$103,438
Walled Lake7,102$63,021
Wixom13,733$78,969

Northville Public Libraries

Northville District Library
212 WEST CADY STREET
Northville, Michigan
(248) 349-3020

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Northville Public Schools

Amerman Elementary School
847 North Center St
ZIP: 48167
(248) 465-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Cooke School
21200 Taft Rd
ZIP: 48167
(248) 344-3550
Other
Total Enrollment 163
Hillside Middle School
775 North Center St
ZIP: 48167
(248) 344-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1023
Moraine Elementary School
46811 8 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48167
(248) 465-2150
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Silver Springs Elementary School
19801 Silver Spring Dr
ZIP: 48167
(248) 465-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Meads Mill Middle School
16700 Franklin Rd
ZIP: 48168
(248) 344-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 737
Northville High School
45700 6 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48168
(248) 344-3800
High
Total Enrollment 2287
Ridge Wood Elementary School
49775 6 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48168
(248) 465-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 561
Salem Elementary School
7806 Salem Rd
ZIP: 48168
(248) 573-8450
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Winchester Elementary School
16141 Winchester Dr
ZIP: 48168
(248) 465-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 548

Northville Private Schools

Our Lady Of Victory
132 Orchard Dr
ZIP: 48167
Elementary
Total Enrollment 442
St Pauls Lutheran School
201 Elm St
ZIP: 48167
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
Northville Christian School
41355 6 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48168
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 311
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