West Bloomfield, MI

West Bloomfield profile

Living in West Bloomfield

West Bloomfield is a larger medium-sized township located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 65,888 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 township, with fully 91.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, West Bloomfield is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Bloomfield who work in management occupations (16.43%), sales jobs (14.21%), and healthcare (11.73%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in West Bloomfield telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.56% 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.

West Bloomfield 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 township’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, West Bloomfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

If knowledge is power, West Bloomfield is a pretty powerful place. 58.74% of the adults in West Bloomfield 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 West Bloomfield in 2018 was $54,611, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,444 for a family of four.

West Bloomfield is a very ethnically-diverse township. 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, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Iraqi, Polish, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Bloomfield's cultural character, accounting for 22.07% of the township’s population.

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