Northville, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Northville, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Northville had a population of 6,001 as of July 1, 2016. Northville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Northville is located at latitude 42.4362 and longitude -83.4883 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Northville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 827 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Northville are located in Wayne County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Oakland County.

The City of Northville (GNIS ID: 1626817) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Northville, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,001
Population in Households 5,969
Population in Familes 4,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 2,932
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,636
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,652
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,952 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 684 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $290,871
Average Home Value $344,352


Median Household Income $91,822
Average Household Income $117,010
Per Capita Income $51,546
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.18%
Households 0.24% 0.24%
Families 0.09% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Northville, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northville to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 157 77th
Population Density1 # 69 90th
Diversity Index2 # 280 60th
Median Household Income # 17 98th
Per Capita Income # 19 97th

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