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". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Northville is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Northville a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Northville has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Northville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Being a small city, Northville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northville, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northville is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.82% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 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.