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Southfield is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Southfield. For links to other places called Southfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Southfield is 42.473N. The longitude is -83.221W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,488.


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Median household income
Local
$51,802
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Southfield demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Southfield Centre
Grew dramatically after J.L. Hudson developed Northland Center plaza here in the 1950s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,072. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 13.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Selma Blair, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Colleges and universities: Lawrence Technological University, Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 75

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5% of Southfield residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southfield was $28,096, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Southfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Southfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $734.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,309.


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Libraries in Southfield include John Grace Branch, Southfield Public Library ... View libraries

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Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southfield political report.

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Southfield restaurants taking online reservations include Bacco Ristorante - Michigan ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Southfield workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Southfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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