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Southfield Demographics

About Southfield Population

Southfield is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit and is part of the metro Detroit area. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 78,296. Southfield Township is adjacent to the city on the north side. A part of metro Detroit's upscale office market, the city's marque is a cluster of five golden skyscrapers that form the ultra-modern 2.2 million square feet (204,000 m²) Southfield Town Center office complex with a Westin Hotel and a conference center. In addition, there is a 33 story luxury residential high-rise which is not part of the complex. Southfield has other skyscrapers. To the west, near the confluence of I-696 and M-10, is the American Center.

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Southfield named 'Most Livable' Metro Detroit suburb by Forbes magazine

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The city of Southfield was named one of the nation's most livable metro-area suburbs by Forbes magazine as part of its annual national survey, released October 11 on its Web site, The evaluation was based on market research conducted by, a statistical database that gathers figures from the U.S. Census, the National Center for Education Statistics, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department.

Southfield was selected as metro Detroit's 'Most Livable' community for its large commercial district, affordable housing, quality schools and safe neighborhoods. The research measured the education level of residents, home ownership rates, home values, quality of schools, and the crime index.

Congratulations to all for the tremendous progress the city has made during the past several years. It is due to the effors of hundreds of people, including the Mayor and City Council, the Police, Fire Department, School District, Library, and all that work in and for the City that we have achieved this superb ranking.

As of the census of 2010, there were 71,739 people, 31,778 households, and 18,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,730.8 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 35,986 housing units at an average density of 1,369.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.3% African American, 24.9% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 31,778 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

The most prevalent occupations for people in Southfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southfield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southfield who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (10.93%) and management occupations (9.72%). Also of interest is that Southfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US. The population of Southfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.73% of adults in Southfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree. The per capita income in Southfield in 2010 was $28,995, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,980 for a family of four. However, Southfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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