Huntington Woods, Michigan

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Huntington Woods is a small affluent city in southern Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 6,151 at the 2000 census. Huntington Woods is an inner suburb of Detroit and is bounded by Ten Mile and Eleven Mile Roads to the north and south, and by Coolidge Highway and Woodward Avenue to the west and east. The city has adopted the nickname of "City of Homes." The western portion of The Detroit Zoo is located in the city and contributes to its taxbase. Huntington Woods is a Commuter Town, where most residents work in or around the inner suburbs of Detroit.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²)—1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,151 people, 2,381 households, and 1,802 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,196.0 people per square mile (1,615.6/km²). There were 2,416 housing units at an average density of 1,648.1 per square mile (634.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.96% White, 0.68% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.41% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 2,381 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.3% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $87,086, and the median income for a family was $97,055. Males had a median income of $73,750 versus $43,565 for females. The per capita income for the city was $45,264. About 1.8% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

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