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Southfield
  • Town in Michigan

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Southfield is a town in Michigan with a population of 72,966. Southfield is in Oakland County. Living in Southfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Southfield and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Southfield...
Population
72,966

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,126
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    298.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    45.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    261
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,042.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    494.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    national  11%

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