West Bloomfield, MI
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West Bloomfield is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 65,919 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, West Bloomfield is the 21st largest community in Michigan.

West Bloomfield real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although West Bloomfield house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

West Bloomfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Bloomfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Bloomfield who work in management occupations (16.80%), sales jobs (15.68%), and healthcare (10.24%).

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

Because of many things, West Bloomfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, West Bloomfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is West Bloomfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In West Bloomfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.34 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to West Bloomfield, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. West Bloomfield is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.38% 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 West Bloomfield in 2010 was $52,413, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $209,652 for a family of four.

West Bloomfield is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Bloomfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Bloomfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in West Bloomfield include German, Polish, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Russian, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Bloomfield's cultural character, accounting for 21.24% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in West Bloomfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Langs. of India.