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Statistics and Facts of Bloomfield Hills Michigan

On June 28, 1820, Oakland County was divided into two townships: Pontiac Township, Michigan and Bloomfield Township, the latter covering the southern part of the county that would include West Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak and Southfield. What is now Bloomfield Hills was a farming area until the turn of the 20th Century when wealthy Detroit residents bought up the land. The settlement became a village in 1927 and in 1932, residents voted to become a city to avoid being incorporated into growing Birmingham.

The origin of the name "Bloomfield" is uncertain, but likely had to do with the blooming flowers that filled the fields each summer. Bloomfield Hills' former names were "Bagley's Corners," after early settler Amasa Bagley, and "Circle City."

Notable people with ties to Bloomfield Hills
Selma Blair, an American actress, attended Cranbrook Kingswood School
George Gough Booth, founder of Cranbrook Educational Community and newspaper publisher, was also instrumental in making "the Hills" a Detroit bedroom community
William Davidson, billionaire; chairman of Guardian Industries Corp and owner of the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Shock sports franchises
John DeLorean, of DeLorean Motor Car fame, lived in Bloomfield Hills
Dominic DiMarco, President, Ford South America; Executive Director, South America, Canada, and Mexico
Joe Dumars, former NBA player, and current Detroit Pistons general manager
Sergei Fedorov, former player of the Detroit Red Wings, lived in Bloomfield Hills
Geoffrey Fieger, lawyer for assisted-suicide practitioner Dr. Jack Kevorkian, 1998 Democratic nominee for governor and frequent commentator on television and radio, lives in Bloomfield Hills
Aretha Franklin, American gospel, soul and R&B singer
Derian Hatcher, former player of the Detroit Red Wings. Resided in Bloomfield Hills for one year.
Gordie Howe, former player of the Detroit Red Wings, lives in Bloomfield Hills
Lee Iacocca, former CEO/Chairman of Ford and later Chrysler
Jessica Joseph, ice dancer
Michael Kinsley, political commentator, attended Cranbrook Kingswood School
Elmore Leonard, novelist and screenwriter
Carl Levin, current U.S. Senator
Tara Lipinski, olympic figure skater
Greg Mathis, Michigan 36th District Court judge and syndicated television show judge, lives in Bloomfield Hills
Kevin Nash, professional wrestler lives in Bloomfield Hills
Stanford R. Ovshinsky, engineer, inventor, and physicist, lives in Bloomfield Hills
Roger Penske, founder of Penske Corporation and Penske Racing (born in Ohio, but lives presently in Bloomfield Hills)
Bill Pulte, founder and chairman of Pulte Homes
George W. Romney, Governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969. Republican presidential candidate in 1968, losing to Richard Nixon
Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, son of George, Republican 2008 Presidential Election Candidate
Ann Romney, childhood classmate and later wife of Mitt
Chad Smith, drummer for the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rasheed Wallace, current NBA player for the Detroit Pistons
Robin Williams, actor and comedian (born in Chicago but raised in Bloomfield Hills)
Bob Woodruff, anchor of ABC News
Minoru Yamasaki, Japanese American architect who designed the World Trade Center, lived in Bloomfield Hills
Steve Yzerman, former player of the Detroit Red Wings, lives in Bloomfield Hills
Austin Brown, defenceman for the Woodstock Slammers of the MJAHL.

Population (year 2000): 3,940. Estimated population in July 2006: 3,832 (-2.7% change)
Males: 1,864 (47.3%)
Females: 2,076 (52.7%)

Oakland County

Median resident age: 51.9 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48301, 48302, 48304

Estimated median household income in 2005: $176,600 (it was $170,790 in 2000)
Bloomfield Hills $176,600
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $1,076,900 (it was $854,000 in 2000)
Bloomfield Hills $1,076,900
Michigan: $149,300

Ancestries: German (16.6%), English (14.6%), Irish (13.9%), Polish (10.4%), Scottish (7.5%), Russian (5.0%).

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 4.95 square miles. Population density: 778 people per square mile (low).

For population 25 years and over in Bloomfield Hills
High school or higher: 95.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 66.7%
Graduate or professional degree: 36.2%
Unemployed: 2.3%

Mean travel time to work: 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bloomfield Hills city
Never married: 19.8%
Now married: 69.2%
Separated: 0.6%
Widowed: 6.4%
Divorced: 4.0%

411 residents are foreign born.
This city: 10.4%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Bloomfield Hills: 1.2% ($10,001)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pontiac, MI (6.0 miles, pop. 66,337).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (16.2 miles, pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (308.9 miles, pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bloomfield Township, MI (1.6 miles), Birmingham, MI (2.8 miles), Beverly Hills, MI (3.5 miles), Bingham Farms, MI (4.7 miles), Franklin, MI (5.6 miles), Lathrup Village, MI (5.8 miles), Pontiac, MI (6.0 miles), Auburn Hills, MI (6.1 miles).

Latitude: 42.57 N, Longitude: 83.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +6,475 (+164.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 301 (17.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 248

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in 2006: 28 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here: 6.23
US city average: 3.00

Hospitals/medical centers near Bloomfield Hills:

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bloomfield Hills:
DETROIT CITY (about 21 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)

Other public-use airports nearest to Bloomfield Hills:
OAKLAND/TROY (about 7 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
BERZ-MACOMB (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)

Amtrak stations near Bloomfield Hills:
4 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
6 miles: PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
9 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Bloomfield Hills:
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 11,634; Location: 2480 OPDYKE RD; Public; Website:
CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART (FT enrollment: 141; Location: 39221 WOODWARD AVENUE; Private, not-for-profit; Website:; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Bloomfield Hills:
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 7 miles; TROY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; ROCHESTER HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,424)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 14 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 18 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)

Public high schools in Bloomfield Hills:
BLOOMFIELD HILLS LAHSER H.S. (Students: 1,001; Location: 3456 LAHSER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS ANDOVER H.S. (Students: 940; Location: 4200 ANDOVER ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 98; Location: 1020 E. SQUARE LAKE ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Bloomfield Hills:
BIRMINGHAM COVINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 1525 COVINGTON ROAD; Grades: 03 - 08)
WEST MAPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 6275 INKSTER ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
EAST HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 2800 KENSINGTON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
BLOOMFIELD HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 491; Location: 4200 W. QUARTON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
EASTOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 1101 WESTVIEW ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
WAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 425; Location: 765 W. LONG LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
HICKORY GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 2800 LAHSER ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
CONANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 396; Location: 4100 W. QUARTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 368; Location: 3595 N. ADAMS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
WING LAKE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Students: 158; Location: 6490 WING LAKE ROAD; Grades: UG - UG)

Library in Bloomfield Hills:
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,434,456; Location: 1099 LONE PINE ROAD; 201,987 books; 17,972 audio materials; 12,170 video materials; 554 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This city: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 76.8%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 1.4%
Whole state: 5.3%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 3.8%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This city: 2.4%
Whole state: 4.8%

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