Southfield, MI

Southfield profile

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, Southfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Southfield are a mix 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 (13.36%), management occupations (9.12%), and sales jobs (8.78%).

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 noticeable about Southfield, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Southfield is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Southfield a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Southfield citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.74% of adults in Southfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Southfield in 2018 was $33,104, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,416 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, Polish, English, Irish, and African.

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