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Overview

Introduction to Southfield, Michigan

Southfield, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 13 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. Southfield is recognized as a suburb of Detroit. It's also a major commercial center and features the Southfield Town Center, which is a well known upscale office center for the region. The city is home to the corporate headquarters of notable companies such as Federal-Mogul, Electronic Data Systems, Denso and Lear Corporation. A vast number of Fortune 500 companies have office space in the city.

The daytime population swells due to the commuters who work in the city's vast number of offices. It's a modern city with skyscrapers but it also features numerous tree-lined neighborhoods. Southfield has a large number of hotels and is popular for conventions and conferences. The city includes a vast amount of parkland and nationally recognized school districts. The Rogue River flows through the town.

Southfield History

The original settlers arrived from Birmingham and Royal Oak Michigan as well as from New York and Vermont. The city was established in 1823 by John Daniels. The name was given due to being located in the "south fields" of Bloomfield Township. The municipality experienced significant population growth from the 1950's to 1990 primarily due to citizens of Detroit choosing to move to suburban areas. By the early 1990s a large number of middle-class African Americans relocated in Southfield.

Southfield Activities and Entertainment

The city features more than 700 acres of parkland, and an extensive system of nature and fitness trails. It's home to almost 200 restaurants and features a wide variety of cuisine. The prominent Star Southfield Entertainment Center is popular for watching movies and for it's restaurants. The Civic Center Park features an ice skating facility, a sports arena, a popular golf course and other recreational facilities.

The Southfield Sports Arena includes an indoor ice skating facility that is also utilized for ice hockey. Popular shopping destinations include the Northland Mall and Greenfield. The Millennium Center offers Broadway shows, ballet and a variety of musicals. Residents can easily travel to nearby Detroit for entertainment and watching professional sports.

Southfield Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Detroit Metropolitan International and Oakland County International airports. SMART provides bus services for the area.

Southfield Higher Education

Southfield is home to the Lawrence Technological University and the National Institute of Technology. Oakland Community College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,055
Male Share of the Population45.3%
Female Share of the Population54.7%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+32,576
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married37.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,616
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,271
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,657

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,998
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,007
Median House Value$113,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.1%
German3.6%
African3.5%
Polish2.8%
Irish2.2%
English2.1%
Russian1.5%
Arab1.5%
Nigerian1.2%
Italian1.2%
West Indian0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Iraqi0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Southfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48033, 48034, 48075, 48076
P.O. Box Zip Codes48037, 48086
Phone Area Codes313,248,586,734,947, 000, 810
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate Longitude-83.28

Southfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDEARBORN
Distance10.9 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
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance24.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley15,239$89,672
Beverly Hills10,450$136,429
Bingham Farms1,112$138,500
Huntington Woods6,330$138,750
Lathrup Village4,127$115,139
Oak Park29,751$56,789

Southfield Public Libraries

Southfield Public Library
26300 EVERGREEN ROAD
Southfield, Michigan
(248) 796-4200

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Southfield Hospitals

Straith Hospital For Special Surgery
(Non-profit)
23901 Lahser
Oakland Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
22401 Foster Winter Drive
Providence Hospital And Medical Centers
(Non-profit)
16001 W Nine Mile Rd

Southfield Public Schools

Bradford Academy
24216 Garner St
ZIP: 48033
(248) 351-0000
Other
Total Enrollment 1500
Crescent Academy Elementary
25175 Code Road
ZIP: 48033
(248) 281-6471
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Glenn W. Levey Middle School
25300 West 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48033
(248) 746-8740
Middle
Total Enrollment 307
Laurus Academy
24590 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48033
(248) 799-8401
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Macarthur K-8 University Academy
24501 Fredrick St
ZIP: 48033
(248) 746-8590
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Southfield High School
24675 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48033
(248) 746-8601
High
Total Enrollment 991
University High School Academy
24815 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48033
(248) 746-4370
High
Total Enrollment 430
University High School Preparatory Academy
24815 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48033
(248) 746-4370
Other
Total Enrollment 57
Adlai Stevenson Elementary School
27777 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48034
(248) 746-8840
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Taylor International Academy
26555 Franklin Road
ZIP: 48034
(248) 354-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Academy Of Southfield
18330 George Washington Dr
ZIP: 48075
(248) 557-6121
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Agbu Alex-marie Manoogian School
22001 Northwestern Hwy
ZIP: 48075
(248) 569-2988
Other
Total Enrollment 377
Aspire Leadership Academy
21705 Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 48075
(248) 746-0012
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Brace-lederle K-8 School
18575 W 9 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48075
(248) 746-8730
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center Of Excellence
23777 Southfield Rd
ZIP: 48075
(248) 569-1060
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Morris Adler Elementary School
19100 Filmore St
ZIP: 48075
(248) 746-8870
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Southfield Regional Academic Campus
21705 Evergreen Rd
ZIP: 48075
(248) 746-0012
High
Total Enrollment 300
Tri County Educational Center
16299 Mount Vernon St
ZIP: 48075
(248) 435-5071
High
Total Enrollment 251
Alice M. Birney K-8 School
27225 Evergreen Road
ZIP: 48076
(248) 746-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Crescent Academy Middle School
17570 West 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48076
(248) 423-4581
Middle
Total Enrollment 412
Mcintyre Elementary School
19600 Saratoga Blvd
ZIP: 48076
(248) 746-7365
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Thompson K-8 International Academy
16300 Lincoln Drive
ZIP: 48076
(248) 746-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 597
Vandenberg Elementary School
16100 Edwards Ave
ZIP: 48076
(248) 746-7377
Primary
Total Enrollment 358

Southfield Private Schools

Early Impressions
25000 W 10 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48033
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Southfield Christian School
28650 Lahser Rd
ZIP: 48034
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 522
Children's Technological Academy
19421 W 10 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Eagles Nest Montessori
23666 Southfield Rd
ZIP: 48075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
International Montessori Academy
16500 Lincoln Dr
ZIP: 48076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah School Pk-8
15751 Lincoln Dr
ZIP: 48076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Yeshivas Darchei Torah
21550 W 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 301
Yeshivat Akiva/akiva Hebrew Day School
21100 W 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 255
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