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Farmington, MI City of Farmington

27. Farmington, MI

Updated: May 31, 2014 3:53 PM UTC | Originally published: May 30, 2014

Top 50 rank: 27

Population: 10,378

Farmington is largely residential, with most residents commuting to other Detroit metro towns for jobs in information technology, engineering or the auto industry. Homes are extremely affordable, with a median sale price just over $100,000. Farmington boasts a historical downtown, alongside some more modern shops and restaurants. The area is currently being renovated, with over $3 million invested toward increasing retail opportunities and walkability. --H.L.

Farmington, MI

Town stats

Median family income (per year)$81,117
Job growth % (2010-2012)3.32%
Median home price (2012)$118,525
Reading test scores (% above/below average)19.9%
Math test scores (% above/below average)53.4%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)15

Financials

Median family income (per year)$81,117
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted)$83,557
Sales tax (state)6.00%
State income tax rate (highest bracket)4.25%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket)4.25%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state)$2,108
Job growth % (2010-2012)3.32%

Housing

Median home price (2012)$118,525
Average property taxes (2012)$2,487

Education

Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles)32
Reading test scores (% above/below state average)19.9%
Test scores math (% above/below average)53.4%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits)69.2/30.8

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good)76.2%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000)1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000)15
Median commute time (in minutes)21.5
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer10.0%
% population walk or bike to work1.0%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles)41
Restaurants (within 15 miles)3,951
Bars (within 15 miles)451
Public golf courses (within 30 miles)270
Libraries (within 15 miles)82
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles)6
Ski resorts (within 100 miles)N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts)0.2

Weather

Annual rainfall (inches)32.89
% clear days in the area49%
High temp in July ° F85.7°
Low temp in Jan ° F16.1°

Meet the neighbors

Median age39.1
Completed at least some college (% of residents)76.2%
Married %53.2%
Divorced %10.9%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity)125.6