Southfield, MI

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Living in Southfield

Southfield is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 72,689 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 (13.76%), sales jobs (8.87%), and management occupations (8.59%).

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.

One thing that you will notice about Southfield is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Southfield a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The citizens of Southfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.91% of adults in Southfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southfield in 2018 was $31,899, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,596 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 German, African, Polish, Irish, and English.

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