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Southfield, Michigan

Southfield is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 71,739.

Southfield, Michigan
City of Southfield
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Nicknames:
SFLD
Motto(s):
The Center of it All
Location within Oakland County
Southfield
Location within the state of Michigan
Coordinates:42°28′47″N83°14′42″W /42.47972°N 83.24500°W /42.47972; -83.24500Coordinates: 42°28′47″N83°14′42″W /42.47972°N 83.24500°W /42.47972; -83.24500
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
County Oakland
Organized1830 (as Southfield Township)
Incorporated1958
Government
• TypeMayor–council
MayorKenson J. Siver
ManagerFrederick E. Zorn
Area
City26.26 sq mi (68.01 km2)
• Land26.25 sq mi (68.00 km2)
• Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
682 ft (208 m)
Population
City71,758
• Estimate
(2019)
72,689
• Density2,768.58/sq mi (1,068.96/km2)
Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
• Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48033, 48034, 48037, 48075, 48076, 48086
Area code(s)248 and 947
FIPS code26-74900
GNIS feature ID0638439
WebsiteOfficial website

As a northern suburb of Detroit, Southfield shares part of its southern border with Detroit. The city was originally part of Southfield Township before incorporating in 1958. The autonomous city of Lathrup Village is an enclave within Southfield. The city is home to the Southfield Town Center complex, which includes five interconnected office buildings. The tallest of these, 3000 Town Center, is 402 feet (122.5 m) tall; it is the state's second-tallest building outside Detroit (after the River House Condominiums in Grand Rapids) and the state's 16th-tallest building overall.

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Southfield was surveyed in 1817 according to the plan by Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass. The first settlers came from nearby Birmingham and Royal Oak, Michigan, as well as New York and Vermont. The area that became Southfield was settled by John Daniels in 1823. Among the founders were the Heth, Stephens, Harmon, McClelland and Thompson families.

Town 1 north, 10 east was first organized as Ossewa Township on July 12, 1830, but the name was changed to Southfield Township 17 days later . The township took its name from its location in the "south fields" of Bloomfield Township. A US post office was established in 1833 and the first town hall built in 1873.

Travelers Tower 1

The Southfield Fire Department was formed on April 6, 1942, and the Southfield Police Department in 1953.[citation needed] In the 1950s, cities and villages began to incorporate within the township, including Lathrup Village in 1950, and Beverly Hills in 1957. Most of what was left of the township was formally incorporated as a city on April 28, 1958, to protect it from annexation attempts by Detroit; whites who had migrated to the suburbs did not want to be associated with Detroit's expanding black community.

City Hall was built in 1964 as part of the new Civic Center complex, which also became home to Southfield's police headquarters. The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool. Evergreen Hills Golf Course was added in 1972, and in 1978, a new public safety building, the Southfield Pavilion, and a new court building were added. In 2003, an expanded and redesigned Southfield Public Library opened to the public on the Civic Center grounds, featuring state-of-the-art facilities. Outside the Civic Center complex, Southfield has municipal parks and recreation facilities, largely developed in the 1970s, including Beech Woods Recreation Center and John Grace Community Center.

Duns Scotus College is now the home of Word of Faith Christian Center.

Further information: Economy of metropolitan Detroit

Southfield is a commercial and business center for the metropolitan Detroit area, with 27,000,000 square feet (2,508,400 m2) of office space, second in the Detroit metro area to Detroit's central business district of 33,251,000 square feet (3,089,000 square meters). Several internationally recognized corporations have major offices and headquarters in Southfield, including Veoneer, Huf Hülsbeck and Fürst, Denso, Peterson Spring, Federal-Mogul, Lear, R.L. Polk & Co., International Automotive Components, Stefanini, Inc. and Guardian Alarm. More than 100 Fortune 500 companies have offices in Southfield.

Sumitomo Corporation operates the Detroit Office in Suite 1450 at 27777 Franklin Road. Industries supported by the office include automotive, rolled steel, and tubular products.

On October 28, 2014, Fifth Third Bank announced plans to move its Michigan regional headquarters from Southfield to downtown Detroit in what will be named the Fifth Third Bank Building at One Woodward. The office had 150 employees.

Northland Center, one of the nation's first shopping malls, opened in Southfield in 1954 and closed in 2015. Southfield is home to over 780 acres (3.2 km2) of parkland and a nationally recognized public school district.[who?]

Prominent in Southfield is Southfield City Centre, a mixed-use area consisting of a major business center, private university, and residential neighborhoods, near the intersection of Interstate 696 (I-696, Walter P. Reuther Freeway) and the M-10 (Lodge Freeway).

Southfield City Centre was created in 1992 as a special assessment district, and was originally planned to improve pedestrian amenities and facilitate economic development.

The Consulate of Macedonia in Detroit is in the Southfield Town Center, and the Consulate of Iraq in Detroit is in Southfield.

Penguicon has been held in Southfield regularly since 2014.

St. John Armenian Church in Southfield, founded by Alex Manoogian

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 26.28 square miles (68.06 km2), of which 26.27 square miles (68.04 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (0.04%) is water.

The main branch of the River Rouge runs through Southfield. The city is bounded to the south by Eight Mile Road, its western border is Inkster Road, and to the east it is bounded by Greenfield Road. Southfield's northern border does not follow a single road, but lies approximately along Thirteen Mile Road. The city is bordered by Detroit and Redford Township to the south, Farmington Hills to the west, Franklin, Bingham Farms, and Beverly Hills to the north and Royal Oak, Berkley and Oak Park to the east. The separate city of Lathrup Village sits as an enclave in the eastern part of the city, completely surrounded by Southfield.

Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield, formerly Duns Scotus College
Historical population
Census Pop.
196031,531
197069,298119.8%
198075,6089.1%
199075,7450.2%
200078,3223.4%
201071,758−8.4%
2019 (est.)72,6891.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 71,739 people, 31,778 households, and 18,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,730.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,054.4/km2). There were 35,986 housing units at an average density of 1,369.9 per square mile (528.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.3% African American, 24.9% White, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 31,778 households, of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.5% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.7% male and 55.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 78,296 people, 33,987 households, and 19,780 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,984.6 per square mile (1,152.5/km2). There were 35,698 housing units at an average density of 1,360.8 per square mile (525.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 54.22% African American, 38.83% White, 3.09% Asian, 0.20% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the city's 33,987 households, 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families. 36.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution in the city's population was spread out, with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,802, and the median income for a family was $64,543. Males had a median income of $48,341 versus $37,949 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,096. About 5.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

Socioeconomic status

The most common occupations for people in Southfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southfield is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. A relatively large number of people living in Southfield work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (10.93%), and management occupations (9.72%). Southfield's populace is very well-educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation. Whereas 21.84% of the average community's adult population holds a 4-year degree or higher, 38.73% of Southfield's adults have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree. Southfield's per capita income in 2010 was $28,995.

Ethnic groups

African Americans

In 2002 Southfield had 42,259 black people, the second-largest black population in Metro Detroit and third-largest in Michigan.

As of 2011, many African Americans from Detroit were moving into Southfield and other suburbs of Oakland and Macomb counties. Tensions have occurred between existing middle-class blacks in Southfield and newcomers from Wayne County.

Chaldeans

As of 2001 many Chaldeans live in Southfield; they are mostly Assyrian Christians. The Chaldean Federation of America, an umbrella organization for most regional Chaldean groups, is in Southfield. As of that year, the largest Chaldean church, by number of congregants, was based here. The city also had the area's sole Chaldean retirement home.

Tower entrance to Southfield Public Library

Southfield uses the council-manager form of government, and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of seven council members. The city council appoints a City Administrator, who manages the day-to-day operations of the city. The popularly elected mayor, who does not vote on council actions, has the right to veto council actions and appoints the city's planner, assessor, attorney, and members of various commissions. The city's clerk and treasurer are also popularly elected officials. All these officials hold nonpartisan positions.

Southfield Public Schools operates area public schools. Southfield Senior High School for the Arts and Technology (commonly known as Southfield A&T) is the district's sole high school. There were originally two high schools in the district, Southfield and Southfield-Lathrup, but they were consolidated after the 2015–16 school year. Students living in parts of Northern Southfield attend schools in the Birmingham City School District, while students living in the southeast corner of Southfield attend schools in the Oak Park School District. Southfield A&T also competes in the Oakland Activities Association in the Red Division for high school sports, and has membership in the MHSAA.

AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School is an Armenian charter in Southfield.

Farber Hebrew Day School – Yeshivat Akiva is a private Jewish school in Southfield.

Southfield Christian School is a private school in Southfield.

Southfield Public Library operates public libraries in the city.Providence Medical Center offers residency training in various fields of medicine.

Colleges and universities

Southfield is home to eight colleges, including Lawrence Technological University, Abcott Institute, Everest Institute and Oakland Community College. The Specs Howard School of Media Arts is in Southfield.

Main article: Media in Detroit

Southfield is the broadcast media center for the Detroit area, with studios and broadcast facilities for several television stations, including WXYZ-TV, WJBK, WKBD-TV, WMYD-TV, WWJ-TV, and City Cable 15. Metro Detroit's regional sports network Bally Sports Detroit is in Southfield on 11 Mile and Evergreen roads. A transmitter for WDIV-TV is in the city; it is the only television station based in downtown Detroit.

The city is home to Audacy’s Detroit studios. Southfield is also served by WSHJ 88.3 FM, a student-run radio station sponsored by Southfield Public Schools.

In 1970, radio pioneer and entertainer Specs Howard founded the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield.

In addition to The Detroit News and Free Press, Detroit's two metropolitan daily newspapers, Southfield is served by the Southfield Eccentric, a suburban paper that reports on local and community events, which is published twice a week, on Sunday and Thursday.[citation needed] The headquarters of The Detroit Jewish News is in Southfield. The Chaldean News is also headquartered in Southfield.

One Towne Square

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

The major thoroughfares in the city include the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10), which is among the first urban to suburban highways constructed in the United States. The city also contains I-696, Southfield Freeway (M-39), and US 24 (Telegraph Road). The city has several freeway interchanges connecting local roads to the freeways. Most prominently, "The Lodge" freeway connects downtown Detroit to "The Mixing Bowl," the sprawling interchange of I-696, US 24, M-10, Lahser Road, and Franklin Road, all of which are in Southfield.

Most major streets adhere to a north–south/east–west orientation, forming a grid of major streets spaced one mile (1.6 km) apart from each other. The major east–west streets are 8 Mile Road (which forms the southern boundary of the city), 9 Mile Road (which is split by the Southfield Freeway), 10 Mile Road, 11 Mile Road (which is split by the Lodge), and 12 Mile Road. Major north–south streets are Telegraph Road, Lahser Road, Evergreen Road, Southfield Road (the northern extension of the Southfield Freeway) and Greenfield Road (which forms the eastern boundary of the city).

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit formerly operated the Church of St. Bede. By 2013 there was a debate on how the property should be rezoned, and therefore reused.

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The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 775 acres of parks, nature preserves and open space and historic properties at 33 sites within the city. There are numerous ball fields, tennis and handball courts, picnic areas and shelters. There are soccer fields, play lots and sand volleyball courts throughout the city.

  • Bauervic Woods Park
  • Bedford Woods Park
  • Beech Woods Park
  • Brace Park
  • Burgh Historical Park
  • Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve
  • Civic Center Park
  • Freeway Park
  • Inglenook Park
  • John Grace Park & Community Center
  • John R. Miller Park
  • Lahser Woods Park
  • Lincoln Woods
  • Mary Thompson House & Farm
  • Pebble Creek Park
  • Simms Park
  • Stratford Woods Commons
  • Valley Woods Nature Preserve
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Southfield, Michigan
Southfield Michigan Language Watch Edit Southfield is a city in Oakland County in the U S state of Michigan As of the 2010 census the city had a population of 71 739 6 Southfield MichiganCityCity of SouthfieldLeft to right from top Southfield Town Center American Center Southfield Public Library One Towne Square and Lawrence Technological University FlagSealNicknames SFLDMotto s The Center of it AllLocation within Oakland CountySouthfieldLocation within the state of MichiganCoordinates 42 28 47 N 83 14 42 W 42 47972 N 83 24500 W 42 47972 83 24500 Coordinates 42 28 47 N 83 14 42 W 42 47972 N 83 24500 W 42 47972 83 24500Country United StatesState MichiganCountyOaklandOrganized1830 as Southfield Township Incorporated1958Government TypeMayor council MayorKenson J Siver ManagerFrederick E ZornArea 1 City26 26 sq mi 68 01 km2 Land26 25 sq mi 68 00 km2 Water0 01 sq mi 0 01 km2 Elevation682 ft 208 m Population 2010 2 City71 758 Estimate 2019 3 72 689 Density2 768 58 sq mi 1 068 96 km2 Metro4 296 250 Metro Detroit Time zoneUTC 5 EST Summer DST UTC 4 EDT ZIP code s 48033 48034 48037 48075 48076 48086Area code s 248 and 947FIPS code26 74900 4 GNIS feature ID0638439 5 WebsiteOfficial website As a northern suburb of Detroit Southfield shares part of its southern border with Detroit The city was originally part of Southfield Township before incorporating in 1958 The autonomous city of Lathrup Village is an enclave within Southfield The city is home to the Southfield Town Center complex which includes five interconnected office buildings The tallest of these 3000 Town Center is 402 feet 122 5 m tall it is the state s second tallest building outside Detroit after the River House Condominiums in Grand Rapids and the state s 16th tallest building overall Contents 1 History 2 Economy 3 Southfield City Centre 4 Diplomatic missions 5 Conventions 6 Geography 7 Demographics 7 1 2010 census 7 2 2000 census 7 3 Socioeconomic status 7 4 Ethnic groups 7 4 1 African Americans 7 4 2 Chaldeans 8 Government 9 Education 9 1 Colleges and universities 10 Media 11 Transportation 12 Religion 13 Parks and recreation 14 Notable people 15 See also 16 References 17 External linksHistory EditSouthfield was surveyed in 1817 according to the plan by Michigan territorial governor Lewis Cass 7 The first settlers came from nearby Birmingham and Royal Oak Michigan as well as New York and Vermont The area that became Southfield was settled by John Daniels in 1823 Among the founders were the Heth Stephens Harmon McClelland and Thompson families Town 1 north 10 east was first organized as Ossewa Township on July 12 1830 but the name was changed to Southfield Township 17 days later 7 The township took its name from its location in the south fields of Bloomfield Township A US post office was established in 1833 and the first town hall built in 1873 Travelers Tower 1 The Southfield Fire Department was formed on April 6 1942 and the Southfield Police Department in 1953 citation needed In the 1950s cities and villages began to incorporate within the township including Lathrup Village in 1950 and Beverly Hills in 1957 Most of what was left of the township was formally incorporated as a city on April 28 1958 to protect it from annexation attempts by Detroit whites who had migrated to the suburbs did not want to be associated with Detroit s expanding black community 8 City Hall was built in 1964 as part of the new Civic Center complex which also became home to Southfield s police headquarters The Civic Center was expanded in 1971 to include a sports arena with swimming pool Evergreen Hills Golf Course was added in 1972 and in 1978 a new public safety building the Southfield Pavilion and a new court building were added In 2003 an expanded and redesigned Southfield Public Library opened to the public on the Civic Center grounds featuring state of the art facilities Outside the Civic Center complex Southfield has municipal parks and recreation facilities largely developed in the 1970s including Beech Woods Recreation Center and John Grace Community Center Duns Scotus College is now the home of Word of Faith Christian Center Economy EditFurther information Economy of metropolitan Detroit Southfield Town Center across from Lawrence Technological University Southfield is a commercial and business center for the metropolitan Detroit area with 27 000 000 square feet 2 508 400 m2 of office space second in the Detroit metro area to Detroit s central business district of 33 251 000 square feet 3 089 000 square meters Several internationally recognized corporations have major offices and headquarters in Southfield including Veoneer Huf Hulsbeck and Furst Denso Peterson Spring Federal Mogul Lear R L Polk amp Co International Automotive Components Stefanini Inc and Guardian Alarm More than 100 Fortune 500 companies have offices in Southfield Sumitomo Corporation operates the Detroit Office in Suite 1450 at 27777 Franklin Road Industries supported by the office include automotive rolled steel and tubular products 9 On October 28 2014 Fifth Third Bank announced plans to move its Michigan regional headquarters from Southfield to downtown Detroit in what will be named the Fifth Third Bank Building at One Woodward 10 The office had 150 employees 11 Northland Center one of the nation s first shopping malls opened in Southfield in 1954 and closed in 2015 Southfield is home to over 780 acres 3 2 km2 of parkland and a nationally recognized public school district who Southfield City Centre EditProminent in Southfield is Southfield City Centre a mixed use area consisting of a major business center private university and residential neighborhoods near the intersection of Interstate 696 I 696 Walter P Reuther Freeway and the M 10 Lodge Freeway Southfield City Centre was created in 1992 as a special assessment district and was originally planned to improve pedestrian amenities and facilitate economic development Diplomatic missions EditThe Consulate of Macedonia in Detroit is in the Southfield Town Center 12 and the Consulate of Iraq in Detroit is in Southfield 13 Conventions EditPenguicon has been held in Southfield regularly since 2014 Geography Edit St John Armenian Church in Southfield founded by Alex Manoogian According to the United States Census Bureau the city has an area of 26 28 square miles 68 06 km2 of which 26 27 square miles 68 04 km2 is land and 0 01 square miles 0 03 km2 0 04 is water 14 The main branch of the River Rouge runs through Southfield The city is bounded to the south by Eight Mile Road its western border is Inkster Road and to the east it is bounded by Greenfield Road Southfield s northern border does not follow a single road but lies approximately along Thirteen Mile Road The city is bordered by Detroit and Redford Township to the south Farmington Hills to the west Franklin Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills to the north and Royal Oak Berkley and Oak Park to the east The separate city of Lathrup Village sits as an enclave in the eastern part of the city completely surrounded by Southfield Demographics Edit Word of Faith International Christian Center in Southfield formerly Duns Scotus College Historical populationCensus Pop 196031 531 197069 298119 8 198075 6089 1 199075 7450 2 200078 3223 4 201071 758 8 4 2019 est 72 689 3 1 3 U S Decennial Census 15 2010 census Edit As of the census 2 of 2010 there were 71 739 people 31 778 households and 18 178 families residing in the city The population density was 2 730 8 inhabitants per square mile 1 054 4 km2 There were 35 986 housing units at an average density of 1 369 9 per square mile 528 9 km2 The racial makeup of the city was 70 3 African American 24 9 White 0 2 Native American 1 7 Asian 0 4 from other races and 2 4 from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1 3 of the population There were 31 778 households of which 26 7 had children under the age of 18 living with them 33 5 were married couples living together 19 4 had a female householder with no husband present 4 4 had a male householder with no wife present and 42 8 were non families 37 9 of all households were made up of individuals and 13 7 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 22 and the average family size was 2 96 The median age in the city was 42 20 5 of residents were under the age of 18 8 5 were between the ages of 18 and 24 24 7 were from 25 to 44 29 2 were from 45 to 64 and 16 9 were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 44 7 male and 55 3 female 2000 census Edit As of the census 4 of 2000 there were 78 296 people 33 987 households and 19 780 families residing in the city The population density was 2 984 6 per square mile 1 152 5 km2 There were 35 698 housing units at an average density of 1 360 8 per square mile 525 5 km2 The racial makeup of the city was 54 22 African American 38 83 White 3 09 Asian 0 20 Native American 0 03 Pacific Islander 0 64 from other races and 2 99 from two or more races 1 19 of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race Of the city s 33 987 households 25 3 had children under the age of 18 living with them 40 2 were married couples living together 14 3 had a female householder with no husband present and 41 8 were non families 36 2 of all households were made up of individuals and 11 9 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 2 27 and the average family size was 3 01 The age distribution in the city s population was spread out with 21 6 under the age of 18 7 9 from 18 to 24 30 6 from 25 to 44 24 8 from 45 to 64 and 15 2 who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 38 For every 100 females there were 84 9 males For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 80 9 males The median income for a household in the city was 51 802 and the median income for a family was 64 543 Males had a median income of 48 341 versus 37 949 for females The per capita income for the city was 28 096 About 5 8 of families and 7 4 of the population were below the poverty line including 8 2 of those under age 18 and 10 2 of those age 65 or over Socioeconomic status Edit The most common occupations for people in Southfield are a mix of both white and blue collar jobs Overall Southfield is a city of sales and office workers professionals and managers A relatively large number of people living in Southfield work in office and administrative support 16 00 sales jobs 10 93 and management occupations 9 72 Southfield s populace is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation Whereas 21 84 of the average community s adult population holds a 4 year degree or higher 38 73 of Southfield s adults have a bachelor s degree or advanced degree Southfield s per capita income in 2010 was 28 995 16 Ethnic groups Edit African Americans Edit See also History of the African Americans in Detroit In 2002 Southfield had 42 259 black people the second largest black population in Metro Detroit and third largest in Michigan 17 As of 2011 many African Americans from Detroit were moving into Southfield and other suburbs of Oakland and Macomb counties Tensions have occurred between existing middle class blacks in Southfield and newcomers from Wayne County 18 Chaldeans Edit See also History of the Middle Eastern people in Metro Detroit As of 2001 many Chaldeans live in Southfield they are mostly Assyrian Christians The Chaldean Federation of America an umbrella organization for most regional Chaldean groups is in Southfield As of that year the largest Chaldean church by number of congregants was based here The city also had the area s sole Chaldean retirement home 19 Government Edit Tower entrance to Southfield Public Library Southfield uses the council manager form of government and thus is governed by a City Council consisting of seven council members The city council appoints a City Administrator who manages the day to day operations of the city The popularly elected mayor who does not vote on council actions has the right to veto council actions and appoints the city s planner assessor attorney and members of various commissions The city s clerk and treasurer are also popularly elected officials All these officials hold nonpartisan positions City officials Mayor Kenson Siver term expires November 2021 City Council Council President Daniel Brightwell term expires November 2019 Council President Pro Tem Michael Ari Mandelbaum term expires November 2021 Council Member Lloyd C Crews term expires November 2021 Council Member Donald F Fracassi term expires November 2019 Council Member Myron Frasier term expires November 2019 Council Member Tawnya Morris term expires November 2019 Council Member Linnie Taylor term expires November 2021 Other elected officials City Clerk Sherika L Hawkins term expires November 2021 City Treasurer Irv M Lowenberg term expires November 2021 State officials Governor Gretchen Whitmer D State Senator Jeremy Moss D 14th State Senate District State Representative Kyra Bolden D 35th State House District Federal officials Senator Gary C Peters D Senator Debbie Stabenow D Representative Brenda Lawrence D 14th Congressional DistrictEducation Edit Lawrence Technological University Southfield Public Schools operates area public schools Southfield Senior High School for the Arts and Technology commonly known as Southfield A amp T is the district s sole high school There were originally two high schools in the district Southfield and Southfield Lathrup but they were consolidated after the 2015 16 school year 20 Students living in parts of Northern Southfield attend schools in the Birmingham City School District while students living in the southeast corner of Southfield attend schools in the Oak Park School District 21 Southfield A amp T also competes in the Oakland Activities Association in the Red Division for high school sports and has membership in the MHSAA 22 AGBU Alex and Marie Manoogian School is an Armenian charter in Southfield Farber Hebrew Day School Yeshivat Akiva is a private Jewish school in Southfield Southfield Christian School is a private school in Southfield Southfield Public Library operates public libraries in the city Providence Medical Center offers residency training in various fields of medicine Colleges and universities Edit Southfield is home to eight colleges including Lawrence Technological University Abcott Institute Everest Institute and Oakland Community College The Specs Howard School of Media Arts is in Southfield Media EditMain article Media in Detroit Southfield is the broadcast media center for the Detroit area with studios and broadcast facilities for several television stations including WXYZ TV WJBK WKBD TV WMYD TV WWJ TV and City Cable 15 Metro Detroit s regional sports network Bally Sports Detroit is in Southfield on 11 Mile and Evergreen roads A transmitter for WDIV TV is in the city it is the only television station based in downtown Detroit The city is home to Audacy s Detroit studios Southfield is also served by WSHJ 88 3 FM a student run radio station sponsored by Southfield Public Schools In 1970 radio pioneer and entertainer Specs Howard founded the Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Southfield 23 24 In addition to The Detroit News and Free Press Detroit s two metropolitan daily newspapers Southfield is served by the Southfield Eccentric a suburban paper that reports on local and community events which is published twice a week on Sunday and Thursday citation needed The headquarters of The Detroit Jewish News is in Southfield 25 The Chaldean News is also headquartered in Southfield 26 Transportation EditFurther information Transportation in metropolitan Detroit One Towne Square Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation SMART operates local and regional bus transit The major thoroughfares in the city include the John C Lodge Freeway M 10 which is among the first urban to suburban highways constructed in the United States The city also contains I 696 Southfield Freeway M 39 and US 24 Telegraph Road The city has several freeway interchanges connecting local roads to the freeways Most prominently The Lodge freeway connects downtown Detroit to The Mixing Bowl the sprawling interchange of I 696 US 24 M 10 Lahser Road and Franklin Road all of which are in Southfield Most major streets adhere to a north south east west orientation forming a grid of major streets spaced one mile 1 6 km apart from each other The major east west streets are 8 Mile Road which forms the southern boundary of the city 9 Mile Road which is split by the Southfield Freeway 10 Mile Road 11 Mile Road which is split by the Lodge and 12 Mile Road Major north south streets are Telegraph Road Lahser Road Evergreen Road Southfield Road the northern extension of the Southfield Freeway and Greenfield Road which forms the eastern boundary of the city Religion EditThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit formerly operated the Church of St Bede By 2013 there was a debate on how the property should be rezoned and therefore reused 27 Parks and recreation EditThis section needs expansion You can help by adding to it November 2013 The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for 775 acres of parks nature preserves and open space and historic properties at 33 sites within the city There are numerous ball fields tennis and handball courts picnic areas and shelters There are soccer fields play lots and sand volleyball courts throughout the city 28 29 Bauervic Woods Park Bedford Woods Park Beech Woods Park Brace Park Burgh Historical Park Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve Civic Center Park Freeway Park Inglenook Park John Grace Park amp Community Center John R Miller Park Lahser Woods Park Lincoln Woods Mary Thompson House amp Farm 30 Pebble Creek Park Simms Park Stratford Woods Commons Valley Woods Nature PreserveNotable people EditJay Adelson entrepreneur Ingrid Andress country singer songwriter born in Southfield Michigan Johnathon Banks boxer Jeff Blashill professional ice hockey head coach Selma Blair actress Harry J Brooks 1902 1927 test pilot Jimmy Carson professional hockey player Mike Chappell professional basketball player Elijah Connor singer Billy Davis musician currently living in Southfield Erin Dilly actress raised in Southfield Glenn Earl professional football player Geoffrey Fieger attorney for Jack Kevorkian based in Southfield Susie Garrett 1929 2002 actress Chris Getz professional baseball player Nicole Gibbons TV personality Dan Gilbert businessman raised in Southfield Jon Glaser actor raised in Southfield GRiZ American DJ and electronic producer Yasmine Hanani actress Carla Harvey musician Thomas Hearns retired boxer living in Southfield I Prevail metal band from Southfield Ben Kelso professional basketball player Keegan Michael Key actor Byron Krieger 1920 2015 Olympic fencer Tony Leech director screenwriter editor Eric Lefkofsky businessman Raynetta Manees novelist entertainer Devyn Marble born 1992 basketball player for Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Premier League Howard Markel medical historian Roya Megnot 1962 2009 actress Jeremy Moss politician Colette Nelson body builder Chukwuma Okorafor professional football player Lawrence Payton 1938 1997 musician Matt Pike musician Steven Pitt 1959 2018 American forensic psychiatrist Mike Posner singer songwriter Bill Prady television writer raised in Southfield Emily Samuelson ice dancer Debbie Schlussel film critic Jay Sebring 1933 1969 celebrity hair stylist and victim of the Manson Family Jason Stollsteimer musician Jennifer Laura Thompson actress Malaya Watson singer Rick Worthy actor Sheldon Yellen entrepreneurSee also Edit Michigan portal Architecture of metropolitan Detroit Lawrence Technological University Metro Detroit Tourism in metropolitan Detroit History of the African Americans in Metro Detroit Specs Howard School of Media ArtsReferences Edit 2019 U S Gazetteer Files United States Census Bureau Retrieved July 25 2020 a b U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved November 25 2012 a b Population and Housing Unit Estimates United States Census Bureau May 24 2020 Retrieved May 27 2020 a b U S Census website United States Census Bureau Retrieved January 31 2008 Southfield Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey Race Hispanic or Latino Age and Housing Occupancy 2010 Census Redistricting Data Public Law 94 171 Summary File QT PL Southfield city Michigan United States Census Bureau Retrieved August 19 2011 a b City of Southfield website History of Southfield webpage Archived from the original on April 2 2016 Retrieved July 31 2012 Sugrue T 1996 The Origins of the Urban Crisis Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit Princeton NJ Princeton University Press Office Network Archived February 1 2009 at the Wayback Machine Sumitomo Corporation Retrieved on January 26 2009 Pinho Kirk October 28 2014 Fifth Third Bank to move 150 employees downtown as part of 85M investment in Detroit Crain s Detroit Business Retrieved October 28 2014 Gallagher John Fifth Third Bank to move to downtown Detroit Archive Detroit Free Press October 27 2014 Retrieved on November 27 2015 Macedonia permanent dead link Consular Corps of Detroit Retrieved on January 26 2009 CONSULAR SERVICES Embassy of Iraq in Washington DC Retrieved on November 22 2010 US Gazetteer files 2010 United States Census Bureau Retrieved November 25 2012 Census of Population and Housing Census gov Retrieved June 4 2015 Williams Corey Neighborhood profile Metzger Kurt and Jason Booza African Americans in the United States Michigan and Metropolitan Detroit Archived November 9 2013 at WebCite Archive Center for Urban Studies Wayne State University February 2002 Working Paper Series No 8 p 8 Retrieved on November 9 2013 Dawsey Darrell Housing crisis in metro Detroit creating black class tensions in Southfield MLive com February 28 2011 Retrieved on 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Northwestern Hwy Southfield MI 48034 Strachan Jessica February 6 2013 What happens next to St Bede Southfield Sun C amp G Newspapers Retrieved May 2 2020 Southfield welcomes culture The Detroit News September 8 2004 Retrieved on Sunday November 10 2013 ID det19737754 Brad Parks 43 brought his family to the Japan Festival because he s City of Southfield Parks amp Recreation www cityofsouthfield com Mary Thompson Farmhouse Southfield Public Library June 21 2010 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Southfield Michigan Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Southfield City of Southfield Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce Southfield Michigan at Curlie Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Southfield Michigan amp oldid 1053388201, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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