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Huntington Woods, Michigan
City of Huntington Woods
Huntington Woods City Office
Huntington Woods City Office
Official seal of Huntington Woods, Michigan
The City of Homes
Location within Oakland County
Location within Oakland County
Huntington Woods, Michigan is located in Michigan
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Huntington Woods, Michigan
Location in Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Oakland
Incorporated 1926 (village)
1932 (city)
 • Type City commission
 • City 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
663 ft (202 m)
 • City 6,238
 • Estimate 
 • Density 4,204.70/sq mi (1,623.86/km2)
 • Metro
4,296,250 (Metro Detroit)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 248
FIPS code 26-40000
GNIS feature ID 0628842

Huntington Woods is a city in Oakland County, Michigan in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Metro Detroit. The population was 6,238 at the 2010 census.

Huntington Woods is situated along the Woodward Corridor (M-1) and is bounded by Ten and Eleven Mile Roads to the north and south and by Woodward and Coolidge Highway to the east and west. The city is widely known as the "City of Homes", as it consists mostly of residences. Rackham Golf Course is located along the southern end of the city. The western portion of the Detroit Zoo is located within the city limits and is a contributor to its tax base.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2), all land. Rackham Golf Course, owned by the city of Detroit, makes up 20% (0.3 square miles) of the total area of the city.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 655
1940 1,705 160.3%
1950 4,949 190.3%
1960 8,746 76.7%
1970 8,536 −2.4%
1980 6,937 −18.7%
1990 6,419 −7.5%
2000 6,151 −4.2%
2010 6,238 1.4%
2019 (est.) 6,265 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

Huntington Woods has the highest percentage of Jews of any municipality in the state. 65% of households in the 48070 zip code — which covers all of Huntington Woods and the small portion of the uninhabited Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak — identified as Jewish.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,238 people, 2,354 households, and 1,784 families living in the city. The population density was 4,243.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,638.4/km2). There were 2,429 housing units at an average density of 1,652.4 per square mile (638.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 1.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 2,354 households, of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 42 years. 27.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.


All residents live within Berkley School District boundaries.

Many residents also attend local private schools, such as University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Detroit Country Day School, Shrine Catholic High School, The Roeper School, Farber Hebrew Day School, Hillel Day School, Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Brother Rice High School, and Mercy High School.

Notable people

  • Kristen Bell, actress
  • Danny Fenster, American journalist formerly imprisoned in Myanmar on charges of incitement and sedition by that country's military junta
  • Rachel Jacobs, social entrepreneur
  • Angela Povilaitis, former assistant attorney general who led the prosecution of Larry Nassar
  • Jef Mallett, artist and writer of the syndicated comic strip Frazz, current resident
  • Ellen Lipton, American politician and former Democratic member of the Michigan State House of Representatives
  • Ellen Sandweiss, actress
  • Justin Wedes, community activist and social entrepreneur, co-founder of Occupy Wall Street
  • Jan van der Marck, Dutch-born American museum administrator, curator, and art historian, he lived in Huntington Woods for more than 20 years.

See also

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