Southfield, Michigan Population 2020

73,034

Southfield is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 73,034, it is the 16th largest city in Michigan and the 497th largest city in the United States. Southfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 1.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 71,739 in 2010. Southfield reached it's highest population of 78,296 in 2000. Spanning over 26 miles, Southfield has a population density of 2,782 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southfield is $69,664 with a poverty rate of 11.30%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,085 per month, and the median house value is $146,200. The median age in Southfield is 42.7 years, 39.3 years for males, and 45.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.6 males.

Southfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Southfield was:

  • Black or African American: 70.26%
  • White: 22.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Asian: 2.51%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Southfield, Michigan is 73,034, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 73,158.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,739.

Southfield, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American51,56370.26%
White16,72822.79%
Two or More Races2,6073.55%
Asian1,8392.51%
Some Other Race5510.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1040.14%

Southfield Population Pyramid 2020

Southfield Median Age

42.7


Total

39.3


Male

45.1


Female

Southfield Adults

There are 59,768 adults, (14,255 of whom are seniors) in Southfield.

Southfield Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Southfield Sex Ratio

Female

40,634

55.37%

Male

32,758

44.63%

Southfield Households and Families

Southfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Southfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.2%29.8%
Male52.8%47.2%
All48.2%51.8%
Female45.2%54.8%
Non Family33.6%66.4%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,2352.2348.2
Non Family14,9431.1633.6
Married10,5343.1670.2
Female5,9223.1445.2
Male8363.2252.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Southfield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1442.15%
9th to 12th Grade2,9865.61%
High School Graduate10,08518.95%
Some College14,31626.90%
Associates Degree4,4898.43%
Bachelors Degree11,22321.09%
Graduate Degree8,97716.87%

Southfield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black36,82034,29313,157
White12,61311,3765,193
Multiple Races1,6611,494592
Asian1,3101,238913
Hispanic787658285
Other Race352352201
Native American988731

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,117$45,094$38,901
Less Than High School$16,788$24,625$15,346
High School Grad$28,649$31,266$25,952
Some College$36,064$41,079$31,666
Bachelors Degree$51,419$55,411$50,182
Graduate Degree$62,255$74,444$55,768

$41,117

Average Earnings

$45,094

Average Male

$38,901

Average Female

Southfield Language

Southfield Language by Age

Southfield Language

90.40% of Southfield residents speak only English, while 9.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Southfield Poverty

Southfield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black51,1245,21010.19%
White15,5391,96912.67%
Multiple2,53043017.00%
Hispanic1,27734326.86%
Other54526248.07%
Asian1,80319510.82%
Native1041312.50%

11.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.34%

Male Poverty Rate

12.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southfield is Other, with 48.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southfield is Black, with 10.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.16%
High School13.57%
Some College10.34%
Bachelors or Greater6.18%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed21.47%
Female Unemployed17.59%
Female Employed6.32%
Male Employed3.97%

Southfield Income

Southfield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,428$69,664
Families$70,399$84,736
Married Families$87,103$99,347
Non Families$39,482$50,992

Southfield Marital Status

Southfield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Southfield Married by Age and Sex

Southfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Southfield Marital Status by Race

Southfield Veterans

4,012

Number of Veterans

3,610

Male Veterans

402

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,631
First Gulf War506
Korea465
Second Gulf War334
World War II256
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,243
75+1,110
55 to 64816
35 to 54709
18 to 34134
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,8626.93%
White1,0046.91%
2 or More693.77%
Other4010.44%
Hispanic394.43%
Asian241.47%
Indian1312.50%

$Southfield Veterans by Education

7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southfield Employment Status

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Southfield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

70.43%

Born in Michigan

91.87%

Native Born

8.13%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.87% of Southfield residents were born in the United States, with 70.43% having been born in Michigan. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202073,034-62-0.08%
201973,096-62-0.08%
201873,158-265-0.36%
201773,423-62-0.08%
201673,485810.11%
201573,404-44-0.06%
201473,4482160.29%
201373,2325190.71%
201272,7134690.65%
201172,2444810.67%
201071,763-6,533-0.87%
200078,2962,5680.33%
199075,7281600.02%
198075,5686,2830.87%
197069,28537,7848.20%
196031,5010.00%