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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Charter township
Charter Township of Bloomfield
Bloomfield Township Welcome Sign (2021)
Bloomfield Township Welcome Sign (2021)
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Bloomfield Township, Michigan is located in Michigan
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Established 1827
 • Charter township 25.99 sq mi (67.3 km2)
 • Land 24.63 sq mi (63.8 km2)
 • Water 1.36 sq mi (3.5 km2)
853 ft (260 m)
 • Charter township 41,070
 • Density 2,395.0/sq mi (924.7/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48009 (Birmingham)
48025 (Franklin)
48301, 48302, 48304 (Bloomfield Hills)
48320 (Keego Harbor)
Area codes 248 and 947
FIPS code 26-09110
GNIS feature ID 1625952

Bloomfield Township, officially the Charter Township of Bloomfield, is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 41,070.

As a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, Bloomfield Township is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north of the city of Detroit. Established in 1827, it is the oldest township of Oakland County. In 2014, Bloomfield Township was ranked the most expensive community in which to live in the state of Michigan with a median home price of $224,977.


The Township has no incorporated villages and multiple unincorporated communities:

  • Charing Cross is located at Kensington and Charing Crossing Roads (42°34′18″N 83°13′17″W / 42.57167°N 83.22139°W / 42.57167; -83.22139 Elevation: 807 ft./246 m.) and previous had a railroad station.
  • Cirlcle had a post office from 1894 until 1902.
  • Oak Grove is located on the boundary with Auburn Hills on South Blvd between Opdyke Road and I-75 (42°37′13″N 83°14′21″W / 42.62028°N 83.23917°W / 42.62028; -83.23917 Elevation: 883 ft./269 m.).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67 km2), of which 25.0 square miles (65 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), or 4.19%, is water. It is bordered to the north by the communities of Pontiac and Auburn Hills, to the south by the communities of Birmingham, and Southfield Township, to the west by West Bloomfield Township, and to the east by the city of Troy


As of the census of 2000, there were 43,023 people, 16,804 households, and 12,703 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,724.5 per square mile (665.8/km2). There were 17,455 housing units at an average density of 699.7 per square mile (270.1/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 87.70% White, 4.30% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.47% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 16,804 households, out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the township the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $103,897, and the median income for a family was $123,381 (These figures had risen to $119,233 and $144,033 as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $98,985 versus $50,540 for females. The per capita income for the township was $62,716. About 1.2% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township has been host to a number of major professional golf events, including three U.S. Opens and the 2004 Ryder Cup.

Bloomfield Township is also home to the Detroit Skating Club where a number of world-class figure skaters have trained, including single skaters Tara Lipinski, Todd Eldredge, Alissa Czisny, Adam Rippon, Jeremy Abbott and ice dancers Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat, Kaitlyn Weaver/Andrew Poje, Naomi Lang/Peter Tchernyshev, Elizabeth Punsalan/Jerod Swallow. Coaches based at the DSC include Yuka Sato, Jason Dungjen (single skating), Anjelika Krylova, Pasquale Camerlengo, Massimo Scali, Elizabeth Punsalan, Natalia Annenko-Deller (ice dancing).


Primary and secondary schools

Public school districts

The township's primary public school district is Bloomfield Hills School District (BHSD), but a portion of the southeast corner of the township is in Birmingham Public Schools and a portion of the northeast corner is in Avondale School District. Another portion is in the Pontiac School District.

The sole BHSD district comprehensive high school is Bloomfield Hills High School in Bloomfield Township, formed in 2013 by the mergers of Andover High School and Lahser High School.

A portion of northeast Bloomfield Township is within the Avondale School District. Students in that section are zoned to R. Grant Graham Elementary School in Auburn Hills, Avondale Middle School in Rochester Hills, and Avondale High School in Auburn Hills. A portion of Bloomfield Township is in the school district of the Birmingham Public Schools. Students in this section are zoned to Harlan Elementary School, Derby Middle School and Seaholm High School.

Private schools and international programs

The Lower School and Junior School campuses of the Detroit Country Day School are located in the township as are Academy of the Sacred Heart, Brother Rice High School, Marian High School, and the International Academy. Cranbrook Schools is located in nearby Bloomfield Hills.

The French School of Detroit has its administrative offices at Meadow Lake Elementary School in the township. Preschool classes are held at Meadow Lake, while elementary school students attend classes at Meadow Lake and at any one of four partner elementary schools, including West Maple Elementary in Bloomfield Township.

Kensington Academy, a Catholic boy's elementary and middle school, first opened on the Sacred Heart campus in 1969. It moved into its own facility in 1982. In 2006 it announced that it was merging with Sacred Heart. At one time it occupied a facility in Bloomfield Township.

The Japanese School of Detroit, a weekend supplementary education program for Japanese nationals of primary and secondary school age, first started holding classes at Kensington Academy in 1981. It later had its school offices in the former Kensington Academy facility in Bloomfield Township.

Notable people

  • Aretha Franklin, soul singer; born in Tennessee, resided in Bloomfield Township
  • Fred Blanding, pitcher with the Cleveland Naps; grew up in Bloomfield
  • Ryan Kesler, National Hockey League player resides in Bloomfield in the offseason
  • Bob Kula, football player
  • Abby Quinn, actress, native of Bloomfield
  • Elizabeth Reaser, film, television, and stage actress (The Twilight Saga and Grey's Anatomy); born in Bloomfield
  • Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, grew up in Bloomfield and attended Cranbrook Schools
  • Chad Smith, musician, drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chickenfoot), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member; graduate of Bloomfield Lahser High School, 1980
  • Robin Williams, actor and comedian, grew up in Bloomfield
  • Andy Levin, U.S. Congressman for the 9th district of Michigan, resides in Bloomfield Township

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