Southfield, MI

Census Place

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2022 Population
76,107
0.117% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
1.45% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
2.71% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$63,980
6.62% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$212,800
20.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
36,263
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Southfield, MI had a population of 76.1k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $63,980. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Southfield, MI declined from 76,196 to 76,107, a −0.117% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,006 to $63,980, a 6.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Southfield, MI are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (25.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.556%).

None of the households in Southfield, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Southfield, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Southfield, MI are Lawrence Technological University (647 degrees awarded in 2022) and Northwestern Technological Institute (168573) (577 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Southfield, MI was $212,800, and the homeownership rate was 51.1%.

Most people in Southfield, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Southfield, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Southfield, MI is home to a population of 76.1k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.39% of Southfield, MI residents were born outside of the country (5.62k people).

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.4k people) in Southfield, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Southfield, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Southfield, MI was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Southfield, MI
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    49.4k ± 1.66k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 1.34k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 1.25k
1.53%
Hispanic Population
1.17k people

In 2022, there were 2.59 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.4k people) in Southfield, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 4.78k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.53% of the people in Southfield, MI are hispanic (1.17k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.39%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.62k people
7.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.86k people

As of 2022, 7.39% of Southfield, MI residents (5.62k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Southfield, MI was 7.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,448 ± 226
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    484 ± 132
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    445 ± 203

Southfield, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Southfield, MI employs 36.3k people. The largest industries in Southfield, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,534 people), Manufacturing (5,842 people), and Retail Trade (3,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,800), Information ($76,061), and Manufacturing ($67,527).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36.3k
2022 Value
± 1,642
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 6.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southfield, MI grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 35.6k employees to 36.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Southfield, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,792 people), Management Occupations (3,399 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,160 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Southfield, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.3k
2022 Value
± 1,642
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 6.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Southfield, MI grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 35.6k employees to 36.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Southfield, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,534 people), Manufacturing (5,842 people), and Retail Trade (3,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Southfield, MI, though some of these residents may live in Southfield, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,481
Median earning men ± $3,427
$44,954
Median earning women ± $2,571

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($75,848), Manufacturing ($72,938), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,122).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($77,250), Public Administration ($61,141), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,588).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Southfield, MI awarded 1,391 degrees. The student population of Southfield, MI in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 2,795 male students and 1,502 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Southfield, MI are White (820 and 64.3%), followed by Black or African American (318 and 24.9%), Unknown (56 and 4.39%), and Hispanic or Latino (33 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Southfield, MI by number of degrees awarded are Lawrence Technological University (647 and 46.5%) and Northwestern Technological Institute (168573) (577 and 41.5%).

The most popular majors in Southfield, MI are HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (577 and 41.5%), Mechanical Engineering (75 and 5.39%), and Massage Therapy (71 and 5.1%).

The median tuition cost in Southfield, MI for private four year colleges is $38,370.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Southfield, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,297 (65% men and 35% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,297 students enrolled in Southfield, MI, 65% men and 35% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,132 records, of which 30.3% were women and 69.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Southfield, MI was Electrical & Electronics Engineering with 45 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 647 degrees awarded
  2. 577 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lawrence Technological University with 647 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,035 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Southfield, MI, which is 2.91 times more than the 356 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 820 degrees mean that there were 2.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 318 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($38,370) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,280) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,598) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Southfield, MI was $212,800 in 2022, which is 0.755 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,000 to $212,800, a 20.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Southfield, MI is 51.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Southfield, MI have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Southfield, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Southfield, MI is $63,980. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Southfield, MI was Census Tract 1615 with a value of $102,515, followed by Census Tract 1607 and Census Tract 1612, with respective values of $100,208 and $92,955.

Property

$212,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,964
$17,596
Median Property Taxes
±$856

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Rent vs Own

51.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.1% of the housing units in Southfield, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1615
  2. Census Tract 1607
  3. Census Tract 1612

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Southfield, MI was Census Tract 1615 with a value of $102,515, followed by Census Tract 1607 and Census Tract 1612, with respective values of $100,208 and $92,955.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,980
Median Household Income
± $3,171
34.4k
Number of Households
± 1,475

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.4k households in Southfield, MI grew to $63,980 from the previous year's value of $60,006.

The following chart displays the households in Southfield, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Southfield, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.02%)

In 2022, 75.4% of workers in Southfield, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.02%).

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Southfield, MI have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.713% of the workforce in Southfield, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Southfield, MI (8.48k out of 74.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Southfield, MI is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.9% of the population of Southfield, MI has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 18.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.55% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see 690 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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690 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oakland County, MI

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see an average of 690 patients per year. This represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oakland County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.07%
Uninsured
48.8%
Employer Coverage
18.6%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.55%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Southfield, MI declined by 1.98% from 4.15% to 4.07%.

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