Southfield, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Southfield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Southfield had a population of 74,902 as of July 1, 2018. Southfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southfield is located at latitude 42.4746 and longitude -83.2595 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Southfield (GNIS ID: 1627095) 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 Southfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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Southfield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 74,902
Population in Households 73,632
Population in Familes 54,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,270
Population Density1 2,851
Diversity Index2 45
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,303
Average Household Income $73,752
Per Capita Income $33,302

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 37,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,344 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,999 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,914 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $154,134
Average Home Value $173,003
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,343
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 18,601
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.49%
Households 0.58% 0.54%
Families 0.28% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Southfield, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southfield to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 15 98th
Population Density # 76 89th
Diversity Index # 79 89th
Median Household Income # 189 73rd
Per Capita Income # 121 83rd

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