Farmington Hills, Michigan

Oakland County


Farmington Hills is a city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located in the Metro Detroit and had in 2000 82.111 inhabitants. The area is 86.2 km ².


Farmington Hills has an area of 86.2 km ², located entirely on land. The city closes while the city Farmington an almost complete. To the north lies the West Bloomfield Charter Township, west of Novi adjacent and to the east beyond the city limits of Franklin and Southfield. The southern city border is formed by the Countygrenze. There in Wayne County is located Livonia.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000 82.111 people, 33,559 households, and 21,813 families were registered. The population density is 952.3 people per square kilometer. 82.95 % are white, 6.94% are black, 7.54% are Asian, 1.47% Hispanic, 0.17% Native American, 0.48 % and Other 1.93 % belong to several other ethnic groups.

The average household income of Farmington Hills is one of the highest in the Midwest.


At times, was the headquarters of Compuware in Farmington Hills. Compuware moved its headquarters in 2003 with 4,000 employees to Detroit. Gale, a publishing house specializing in the educational field in possession of Cengage Learning and the Chrysler Financial, a company specializing in the credit financing of automobiles are in Farmington Hills. The Nissan Technical Center North America is also located in Farmington Hills as Mango Languages, a provider of language learning software.

The Robert Bosch LLC has its headquarters in Farmington Hills for the North American automotive industry. The branch has more than 1,000 employees. The 410,000 square foot facility American research and development centers and sales and administrative employees of the company are housed.

Culture and sights

The Holocaust Memorial Center is the first Holocaust museum was founded in 1984 here in the U.S..

Well-known residents

Well-known current and former residents include:

  • Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
  • Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems
  • Elizabeth Berkley, actress
  • Pam Dawber, known for her role as Mindy on Mork and Mindy.
  • Drew Stanton, NFL quarterback for the Detroit Lions
  • Governor Fred Warner
  • Lee Allen, mid-1960s, popular disc jockey