This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Southfield has a very low population density. Southfield is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 5/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Southfield, MI, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Southfield, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Southfield has a population density of 2,850, with 74,759 current residents.
Out of the 74,759 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 47% of the residents are married and 53% are single.
- 48% Sun
- 32% Rain
- 30% Snow
51°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $68,310 Median home price
- -23.58% Home appreciation rate
- 13.73% Annual property tax
As for living in Southfield, the air quality is 61% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 32% rainy, and 30% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Southfield, you should know that 48.9% of homes are owned while 43.6% of homes are rented, and 7.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $68,310, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -23.58% and the annual property tax is 13.73%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)8
When looking at the community of Southfield, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Southfield’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Southfield is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.42% Democratic, 41.94% Republican, and 1.65% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:15
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
87%High school diploma
7%Some college or associates degree
15%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Southfield, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 18.70% of residents are unemployed in Southfield (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Southfield residents: 16.1% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 27.92% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.3% are in the customer service field, 28.3% are in the sales field, 0.09% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 12.5% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.42%, 6.58% of residents have an associate’s degree, 21.78% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 15.10% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Southfield, you should be aware that the average commute time is 27 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Southfield have a few different options. 85% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.