Southfield, Michigan Population 2021

72,115
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Southfield is a city located in Oakland County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 72,115, it is the 16th largest city in Michigan and the 508th largest city in the United States . Southfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually but its population has increased by 0.52% 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 2,747 people per square mile.

The average household income in Southfield is $71,748 with a poverty rate of 11.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,125 per month, and the median house value is $155,700. The median age in Southfield is 42.9 years, 39.3 years for males, and 45.6 years for females.

Southfield Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 69.43%
  • White: 23.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.99%
  • Asian: 2.32%
  • Other race: 0.97%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Southfield, Michigan is 72,115 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 72,976.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 71,739.

Southfield, Michigan Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American50,80269.43%
White16,91123.11%
Two or More Races2,9173.99%
Asian1,7012.32%
Some Other Race7110.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1080.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.03%
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Southfield Population by Race

Southfield Population Pyramid $2021

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Southfield Median Age

42.9


Total

39.3


Male

45.6


Female

Southfield Adults

There are 59,694 adults, (14,906 of whom are seniors) in Southfield.

Southfield Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Southfield Sex Ratio

Female

40,076

54.77%

Male

33,098

45.23%

Southfield Population by Age

Southfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Southfield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.4%29.6%
Male56.1%43.9%
All47.8%52.2%
Female47%53%
Non Family32%68%

47.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Southfield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,3452.2247.8
Non Family15,2231.1732
Married10,5443.1470.4
Female5,7783.1447
Male8003.2956.1

3.1

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Southfield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2062.26%
9th to 12th Grade2,9375.51%
High School Graduate10,56219.82%
Some College14,15826.57%
Associates Degree4,3118.09%
Bachelors Degree11,09920.83%
Graduate Degree9,01416.92%
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Southfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Southfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black36,76734,20912,874
White12,61411,3655,215
2+ Races1,7631,647702
Asian1,1791,122872
Hispanic784628316
Other Race412401257
Native American1039640
Islander2424

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.96%.

Southfield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,478$45,753$40,997
Less Than 9th Grade$16,567$25,096$15,067
High School Graduate$30,036$31,155$26,990
Some College$39,142$42,642$35,321
Bachelors Degree$53,012$55,268$51,317
Graduate Degree$64,032$75,120$56,260

$42,478

Average Earnings

$45,753

Average Male

$40,997

Average Female

Southfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Southfield Language by Age

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Southfield Language

90.57% of Southfield residents speak only English, while 9.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.54% of the population.

Southfield Language

Southfield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black50,4155,12210.16%
White15,6331,87712.01%
Multiple2,85763722.30%
Hispanic1,25226120.85%
Other71124534.46%
Asian1,66616910.14%
Native1081513.89%

11.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.35%

Male Poverty Rate

12.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Southfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Southfield is Other, with 34.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Southfield is Asian, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.48%.

Southfield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.46%
High School15.13%
Some College9.91%
Bachelors or Greater5.65%

Southfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed26.49%
Female Unemployed20.85%
Female Employed6.92%
Male Employed3.50%

Southfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Southfield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,705$71,748
Families$72,185$87,287
Married Families$87,645$100,924
Non Families$40,789$52,878
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Income by Household Type

Southfield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Southfield Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Southfield Marital Status

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4,004

Number of Veterans

3,645

Male Veterans

359

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,505
First Gulf War505
Korea453
Second Gulf War374
World War II234

Southfield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,229
65 to 741,141
55 to 64833
35 to 54629
18 to 34172

Southfield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,8446.92%
White1,0327.06%
2+ Races804.27%
Hispanic313.57%
Other Race317.13%
Asian110.71%
Native American65.56%

Southfield Veterans by Race

Southfield Veterans by Education

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6.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Southfield Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Southfield Employment by Age

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Southfield Employment by Race

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Southfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.59%

Born in Southfield

92.45%

Native Born

7.55%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

4.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.45% of Southfield residents were born in the United States, with 70.59% having been born in Michigan. 3.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Southfield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202172,115-287-0.40%
202072,402-287-0.39%
201972,689-287-0.39%
201872,976-410-0.56%
201773,386-79-0.11%
201673,465760.10%
201573,389-50-0.07%
201473,4392130.29%
201373,2265150.71%
201272,7114630.64%
201172,2484880.68%
201071,760-6,536-0.87%
200078,2962,5680.33%
199075,7281600.02%
198075,5686,2830.87%
197069,28537,7848.20%
196031,5010.00%

Southfield Population by Year