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Bingham Farms, Michigan
Village of Bingham Farms
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Bingham Farms, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bingham Farms, Michigan
Bingham Farms, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Bingham Farms, Michigan is located in the United States
Bingham Farms, Michigan
Bingham Farms, Michigan
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Township Southfield
Incorporated 1955
 • Total 1.21 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Land 1.21 sq mi (3.15 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
712 ft (217 m)
 • Total 1,124
 • Density 928.9/sq mi (358.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area codes 248
FIPS code 26-08460
GNIS feature ID 2398123

Bingham Farms is a village in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,124. The village is located within Southfield Township.


Originally settled in 1823 by John Daniels of Rutland, Vermont, the tiny settlement in what was soon to become Southfield Township in 1830 would stay isolated and small until Telegraph Road was brought through the area in 1928. In the early 1950s, citizens in the southern part of the township sought to have the entire township incorporated as a city. Seeking to retain their individual characters and guard against annexation, the settlements in the northern end raced to incorporate as villages. Bingham Farms was incorporated on October 4, 1955, named after a prominent family present in the village since 1880. All roads in the village remained unpaved until 1984 to discourage intensive development.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.21 square miles (3.13 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 394
1970 566 43.7%
1980 529 −6.5%
1990 1,001 89.2%
2000 1,030 2.9%
2010 1,111 7.9%
2020 1,124 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,111 people, 527 households, and 332 families living in the village. The population density was 918.2 inhabitants per square mile (354.5/km2). There were 549 housing units at an average density of 453.7 per square mile (175.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.2% White, 7.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 4.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 527 households, of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 24.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the village was 59.7 years. 15.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 39.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.


The Bingham Farms Office District extends from the east side of Telegraph Road, comprising a mix of two and four-storey buildings. Businesses include the headquarters of Global Commercial Credit.


Students are zoned to the Birmingham City School District. Bingham Farms Elementary School is in Bingham Farms.

The French School of Detroit (FSD) holds its middle school classes at Berkshire Middle School in neighboring Beverly Hills. Bingham Farms Elementary School provides classes for FSD elementary school students.

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