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Southfield is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Southfield. For links to other places called Southfield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Southfield is 42.473N. The longitude is -83.221W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 682 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,488.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Southfield 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 48075 ZIP code.
5% of Southfield residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Southfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Southfield was $28,096, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Southfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Southfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $734. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,309.
Libraries in Southfield include John Grace Branch, Southfield Public Library ... View libraries
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Southfield political report.
Southfield restaurants taking online reservations include Bacco Ristorante - Michigan ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Southfield workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Southfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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