Northville, MI
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Northville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 5,988 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Northville is the 173rd largest community in Michigan.

Northville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Northville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Northville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northville is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northville who work in management occupations (16.73%), sales jobs (10.68%), and architecture and engineering (9.11%).

Also of interest is that Northville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Northville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.62% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Northville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Northville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Northville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Northville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Northville. 65.82% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Northville in 2010 was $64,477, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $257,908 for a family of four.

The people who call Northville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northville include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Northville is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.