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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but West Bloomfield real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

West Bloomfield is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.52% 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 (17.11%), sales jobs (14.66%), and healthcare (10.31%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making West Bloomfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, West Bloomfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, West Bloomfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in West Bloomfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.21 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in West Bloomfield. 58.04% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in West Bloomfield in 2010 was $52,566, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,264 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, Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac, Polish, Russian, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of West Bloomfield's cultural character, accounting for 20.64% 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.