City of West Bloomfield Michigan
West Bloomfield Township, formally the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, is a charter area in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan, within the Detroit city. It is among the most costly places to live in Oakland County. Since the 2010 census, the town had a population of 64,690.
West Bloomfield Data
|• Supervisor||Steve Kaplan|
|• Charter township||31.2 sq mi (80.9 km2)|
|• Land||27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)|
|• Water||3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2) 12.49%|
|984 ft (300 m)|
|• Charter township||64,690|
|• Density||2,369.5/sq mi (914.9/km2)|
|4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
48302, 48320, 48322–48325, 48328
|GNIS feature ID||1627244|
The school districts that serve the town include the West Bloomfield School District, Waterford School District, Farmington Public Schools, Birmingham City School District, Pontiac School District, Walled Lake School District, and the Bloomfield Hills School District.
West Bloomfield High School, the Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit and St. Mary’s Preparatory are the only 3 high schools located within Greater West Bloomfield.
The West Bloomfield Township Public Library serves West Bloomfield. In 1999 this library and the Awaji City Library in Awaji, Hyogo, Japan were matched as sibling institutions.
West Bloomfield is often described by its residents as the “lake township of Oakland County”, being greatly dotted with small and medium-sized lakes. Cass Lake, the biggest lake in the county, is in part of West Bloomfield, and Pine Lake, which has a private country club on its coast, is just a few miles far from Cass and lies entirely within West Bloomfield. In addition, directly west of Pine Lake is Orchard Lake, which likewise has a private country club on its coast. Orchard Lake is surrounded by the city of Orchard Lake Village. Several smaller lakes are scattered around these bigger ones.
Orchard Lake Road runs north-south through the middle of the town and is the main artery of West Bloomfield’s economy in addition to West Maple Road (15 Mile Rd.), flanked on each side by long shopping center and shopping center. There are many high-end store stores and expensive dining establishments to go to. The majority of the area’s population growth has taken place since the 1960s, as lots of residents moved there from the inner ring Detroit residential areas. West Bloomfield is located in south-central Oakland County about 10 miles (20 km) to the northwest from the Detroit city limits and has borders with Bloomfield Township to its east, Farmington Hills to its south, Commerce Township to its west, and four neighborhoods to its north: Waterford Township, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake. The neighborhoods of West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, and Sylvan Lake make up what is known as Greater West Bloomfield.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has an overall area of 31.2 square miles (81 km2), of which 27.3 square miles (71 km2) is land and 3.9 square miles (10 km2), or 12.49%, is water.
The racial makeup of the town was 77.6% White, 11.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 8.4% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.
As of the census of 2000, there were 64,860 individuals, 23,414 homes, and 18,192 households residing in the township. The population density was 2,374.3 per square mile (916.6/ km ²). There were 24,410 real estate systems at a typical density of 893.6 per square mile (345.0/ km ²). The racial makeup of the town was 84.25% White, 5.18% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 7.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 2.25% from 2 or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population. West Bloomfield Government Employment.
West Bloomfield has a big Jewish population. It is home to the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, the Frankel Jewish Academy, a Jewish community high school, and the museum of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.
West Bloomfield also has a large Chaldean population as of 1990. By 1990 the Jews and Chaldeans in West Bloomfield started to mingle significantly. By 2004 the Chaldean Cultural Center, the United States’s largest Chaldean cultural center, was located in West Bloomfield Township.
As of April 2013, West Bloomfield had the third biggest Japanese nationwide population in the state of Michigan, at 1,047. West Bloomfield Animal Control.
West Bloomfield Zip Codes
48322 48323 48324