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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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Southfield Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 14,831. Southfield Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Southfield Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Southfield Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Southfield Township and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Southfield Township are highly rated.
About Southfield Township...
Population
14,831

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$367,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Southfield Township

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$119,612
National
$55,322

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Southfield Township Reviews

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Southfield is an AWESOME place to live! It is sometimes UNFAIRLY compared to Detroit. Southfield IS NOT Detroit and IS IN NO WAY similar to Detroit. Southfield is a different and BETTER world! It is safe, clean, beautiful, racially harmonious, thriving and peaceful. It is a multicultural suburb and the people who live here get along quite well and do our very best to give it there all to ensure that it is very well maintained in every way possible. I have lived in Southfield for the past 18 years and it is still the same beautiful amazing suburb it has always been. And did I mention our Police Department? The Southfield Police Department is THE BEST in the world. We LOVE our cops! They do not profile, practice or tolerate fascism. The only place I could imagine living other than Southfield is Grosse Ile, Beverly Hills, West Bloomfield Township or Farmington Hills! Southfield has been touched by the hand of God for sure. We are a VERY uniquely BLESSED community!
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I grew up in southfield over all its a clean organized city with lots of imporvement and economic oppurtunites that is full of divesity. lots of shops and food stores as well as resaturants and clothing stores and various entertainment available like bowling, pool, jazz lounges, movie theatrs, night clubs. lots of diversity African Americans, caucasian, indian, middle eastern, Jewish, catholic, Christian.
What I like most about Southfield is the feeling of belonging. At first, when I moved to the area I was hesitant to communicate with anyone. I was the new kid in town and was just too afraid to interact with people. However, one day when I was driving along and noticed I was extremely low on gas. I stopped at a gas station unfortunately, I didn't have any money on me and my debit card wasn't working properly. I didn't have anyone to turn to. My family didn't live in the area and I hadn't made any friends yet. A person pumping gas saw my frustrations and asked me what was wrong. I told them what my situation was and out of the kindness of their heart they not only paid for my gas but also filled up my tank. I explained that this isn't a common issue I have and preceded to ask for their information in the hopes to pay them back for their kind gesture. They quickly declined and only asked that I pay it forward because there would always be someone in need.