Farmington Hills, Oakland County
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Farmington Hills

Welcome to Farmington Hills

More than 80,000 residents love to call Farmington Hills home. This welcoming, diverse community is the second largest city in Oakland County - the most prosperous county in Michigan. Farmington Hills serves as a major business center for the greater Detroit area. The business community is diverse as well, ranging from large international corporations to small entrepreneurial start-ups.
 
Pair natural beauty and an array of recreational and cultural programs for all ages with safe neighborhoods and an ultra-convenient location, and an ideal place to live, work and play emerges. And with housing options to suit every lifestyle and price range, Farmington Hills is one of the most sought-after locations in southeastern Michigan.
 

A Brief History of Farmington Hills

Arthur Power, a Quaker from Farmington, New York, was the first settler in what became Farmington Township. The settlement was originally known as Quakertown. In 1826, two years after Arthur Power cleared the land of Quakertown, Farmington Post Office was established. Today, the post office still stands and is a historic site.
 
Farmington incorporated as a village in 1866, and as a city in 1926. Two other villages, Quakerton and Wood Creek Farms, and the remainder of Farmington incorporated into the City of Farmington Hills in 1973.
 
Founders Festival is an annual fair gathering held in mid-July to celebrate Farmington’s history. The festival is held in downtown Farmington and is filled with arts and crafts, entertainment shows, great food, friends, family, and fun.
 

The Culture and Charm of Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills has so much to offer residents, including a recently renovated downtown area, historic charm, boutiques, a vintage cinema, an assortment of restaurants, art galleries, and more than 600 acres of public parks. The community-oriented city also offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational programs for all ages.
 

Popular Nearby Attractions Include

  • Heritage Park
  • Farmington Hills Nature Center
  • Founders Sports Park
  • The Costick Center
  • Farmington Hills Golf Club
  • Farmington Hills Ice Arena
  • Jon Grant Community Center
  • Farmington Community Library
  • Historical sites such as Longacre House and the Governor Warner Mansion
  • Holocaust Memorial Center - only Holocaust memorial in the state of Michigan
  • William Grace Dog Park
  • and much, much more!

Convenient Location in Southeastern Michigan

Farmington Hills has easy access to major roadways such as M-5, Orchard Lake Road, 12 Mile Road, 8 Mile Road, Northwestern Highway, I-696 and I-275.The city contains several freeway interchanges connecting local roads to the two interstates, placing residents only a short drive away from neighboring cities such as downtown Plymouth, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Plus, your everyday necessities are just right around the corner.
 

A Safe City With Excellent Schools

Residents of all ages will feel safe and at home in Farmington Hills. Currently, Farmington Hills is ranked as the 19th safest city in the nation, and consistently ranks high on this list.
 
Additionally, quality education is extremely important to residents of Farmington Hills. The city is served by top-notch Farmington Public School System, which ranks nationally in the top 16 percent of all school districts. There are also several nearby options for private schools, all of which have academic performances which consistently exceed state and national averages.
 
Extracurricular activities are also an important part of education for residents of Farmington Hills.
 
Fun Fact: Nike honored Harrison High School Football Coach John Herrington and the Harrison Hawks football team for having one of the top 50 football programs in the country.

Overview for Farmington Hills, MI

85,784 people live in Farmington Hills, where the median age is 41.8 and the average individual income is $49,735.46. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

85,784

Total Population

41.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$49,735.46

Average individual Income

Around Farmington Hills, MI

There's plenty to do around Farmington Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

15
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including My Dad Nick's Copper Country Pasty Factory, Comicade, and Hersh's.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.2 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.68 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.34 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Farmington Hills, MI

Farmington Hills has 36,787 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Farmington Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 85,784 people call Farmington Hills home. The population density is 2,675.89 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

85,784

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.8

Median Age

48.63 / 51.37%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
36,787

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$49,735.46

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Farmington Hills, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Farmington Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Gill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Farmington Central High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
JA Lanigan Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Wood Creek Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Farmington STEAM Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Childrens Place Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Beechview Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
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