Southfield, MI
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Southfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 73,100 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Southfield is the 18th largest community in Michigan.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Southfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southfield is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southfield who work in office and administrative support (14.95%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (8.90%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Southfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Southfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Southfield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.81% of adults in Southfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southfield in 2010 was $29,361, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,444 for a family of four. However, Southfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Southfield is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Southfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southfield residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Southfield include Polish, Irish, African, and English.

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