Northville, MI
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Northville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 6,010 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 90.93% 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 (16.67%), office and administrative support (10.84%), and sales jobs (10.64%).

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 8.12% 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.

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.

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

If knowledge is power, Northville is a pretty powerful place. 63.47% of the adults in Northville have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Northville in 2010 was $53,500, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $214,000 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 Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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