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Encyclopedia > Farmington Hills, Michigan
City of Farmington Hills
Location in the state of Michigan
Location in the state of Michigan
Coordinates: 42°29′07″N 83°22′37″W / 42.48528, -83.37694
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Vicki Barnett
 - City Manager Steve Brock
Area
 - City 33.3 sq mi (86.2 km²)
 - Land 33.3 sq mi (86.2 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 82,111
 - Density 2,466.4/sq mi (952.3/km²)
 - Metro 5,456,428
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 48331-48336
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-27440GR2
GNIS feature ID 1616988GR3
Website: http://www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us

Farmington Hills is the most populous city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a suburb of Detroit and is known for its affluence, excellent schools, great housing stock, luxury homes and a center of business in Oakland County and Metro Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 82,111. Image File history File links Oakland_County_Michigan_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Farmington_Hills_highlighted. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Map of Michigans counties The boundaries of counties in the U.S. state of Michigan have not changed since 1897. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... This is the area code for Oakland County, Michigan. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Oakland County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... Detroit redirects here. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 86.2 km² (33.3 sq mi), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


History

The first white settlers in Farmington Township were Quakers. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ...


Before it was formed as a city two incorporated places existed in what is now Farmington Hills. These were Quakertown, Michigan and Wood Creek Farms. There was also the unincorporated place of Quakertown North.[1] Wood Creek Farms was a shortlived incorportated place in Michigan. ...


Demographics

Farmington Hills is one of the largest communities of the Metro Detroit area. As of the census² of 2000, there were 82,111 people, 33,559 households, and 21,813 families residing in the city. The population density was 952.3/km² (2,466.4/sq mi). There were 34,858 housing units at an average density of 404.3/km² (1,047.0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 82.95% White, 6.94% African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.47% of the population. 12.6% were of German, 9.1% Polish, 8.3% Irish, 7.1% English and 5.5% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000. The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 33,559 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.04. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $65,672, and the median income for a family was $85,775.[1] Males had a median income of $61,757 versus $39,540 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,134. About 2.4% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Farmington Hills utilizes the Council-Manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of a Mayor and six council members. The city council appoints a City Manager, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Farmington Hills is neighbor to Farmington, Michigan. Together, the two cities form a district represented in Michigan's State Government by Democrat Aldo Vagnozzi, who is a former mayor of Farmington Hills. Farmington Hills is part of state senate District 14, and is represented by Democrat Gilda Z. Jacobs. Downtown Farmington. ... Aldo Vagnozzi is a politician from the state of Michigan. ...


The Mayor of Farmington Hills is Vicki Barnett, who took office in 2003.


The Mayor's Youth Council is an active teen committee/council who work under the city to help address teen problems and issues. This council is run by the youth, for the youth, and is helping to build the Riley Skate Park (the largest skate park in the midwest), sends delegates the National League of Cities (NLC) conferences, has articles published in the local newspaper, helps run city wide events, organizes battle of the bands, and hosts their own talk show. The National League of Cities is a group of American mayors and councilmen. ...


On Monday, December 18, 2006, a public meeting was held in Farmington Hills to discuss the possible merger of the two cities. This has been an ongoing discussion for years but there had not been any recent formal meetings on the subject. Officials are touting it mainly as a money saving venture, and also as a way to keep the two communities vibrant. Farmington and Farmington Hills already share several services, such as a school district, a police department, a fire department, a library system and a district court.[2]


Education

The city and Farmington, Michigan also share a school system. Farmington Hills also encompasses parts of the West Bloomfield School District; the Clarenceville School District; and the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. The city also includes several private schools, including two parochial Catholic schools run by the Archdiocese of Detroit, an all-girls Catholic high school, Mercy High School, and a day school affiliated with Conservative Judaism, Hillel Day School. The city also contains a branch of the Oakland Community College system, as well as a suburban center for Wayne State University, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. It is also home to Harrison High School, from which Al Jean graduated, famous for his work on the animated comedy The Simpsons. They are also known for excelling at football led by Coach John Harrington who has been the coach since the opening of the school in 1972. Downtown Farmington. ... Clarenceville School District was founded in 1837. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the motherchurch of the Archdiocese of Detroit. ... Mercy High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Farmington Hills, Michigan. ... This article is about Conservative (Masorti) Judaism in the United States. ... Hillel Day School is a private, Jewish day school in Farmington Hills, Michigan which was founded in 1958. ... For College in Nebraska, see Wayne State College. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ...


Media

In addition to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press, regional newspapers serving all of southeast Michigan, the city is served by two community newspapers. The Farmington Observer is published twice a week, on Sunday and Thursday. The Farmington Gazette is published weekly. Along with The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News (owned by Gannett) is one of the two major Metro Detroit newspapers. ... Along with The Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press is one of the two major metro Detroit newspapers. ...


The City of Farmington Hills has its own cable station, channel 8.


Transportation

Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) operates local and regional bus transit.


The major thoroughfares in the city are: Grand River (M-5), Orchard Lake Road, I-696 and I-275. The city contains several freeway interchanges connecting local roads to the two interstates. M-5 is a 21 mile (34 km) highway in the metro Detroit area of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interstate 696 (abbreviated I-696) is an interstate highway entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ...


Clarenceville

Clarenceville, Michigan was a former town that is now absorbed by Farmington Hills. However, Clarenceville School District is still around, but in turn is on the verge of being defunct too. Even though the school buildings for Clarenceville are in Wayne County in Livonia, the school district is officially an Oakland County district. However, there is a common convention of having the school buildings outside of the official town. Clarenceville (the town) was defunct since the mid 20th century. Clarenceville School District was founded in 1837. ... Wayne County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Livonia is a city located in the northwest part of Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Famous people from Farmington Hills

Pam Dawber (born October 18, 1951 in Farmington Hills, Michigan) is an American actress. ... Mork & Mindy was a sci-fi-based American sitcom broadcast from 1978 until 1982 on the American Broadcasting Company. ... Al Jean is a TV comedy writer most known for his work on The Simpsons. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Elizabeth Berkley (born July 28, 1972[1]) is an American television, film, and stage actress. ... Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... Showgirls is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven and released in 1995 by United Artists. ... Jamie Ray Newman (born April 2, 1978 in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States) is an American actress. ... Related was an American dramedy series that aired on The WB network during the 2005-2006 television season. ... Stargate Atlantis (often abbreviated as SGA) is an American-Canadian science fiction television program, part of the Stargate franchise owned by MGM. Developed by longtime SG-1 producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, it is a spin-off from the television series Stargate SG-1. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... Drew Emeric Stanton (born May 7, 1984) is a National Football League quarterback (QB) for the Detroit Lions. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...

Holocaust Memorial Center

The Holocaust Memorial Center that was originally part of the Jewish Community Center in neighboring West Bloomfield Township has since been moved to Farmington Hills. The Holocaust Memorial Center (HMC) in Detroit, Michigan was the first institution of its kind in the United States. ... A Jewish Community Center is a general recreational, social and fraternal organization serving the Jewish community in a number of cities. ... West Bloomfield Township is a charter township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


References

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