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Novi is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area.
There are two theories for the name: One is that it is Latin for "new" and the other that the community was No. VI on the plank road from Detroit
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Novi. For links to other places called Novi, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Novi is 42.480N. The longitude is -83.475W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 909 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,786.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Novi demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48375 ZIP code.
18% of Novi residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Novi ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Novi was $35,992, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Novi residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Novi, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $746. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,558.
Libraries in Novi include Novi Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Novi political report.
The average commute time for Novi workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Novi between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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