Results of the most recent American Community Survey, released Thursday, show Farmington has slightly fewer unemployed residents and residents in poverty than in Farmington Hills, as well as a younger median age.
Those results and other demographic and economic information are part of the survey, which is conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau and provides current information about a community. The bureau intends for the results to guide policy decisions and funding allocations from state and local governments.
"By telling the story of our towns and neighborhoods, the American Community Survey helps planners locate schools and firehouses," said Thomas Mesenbourg, the Census Bureau’s acting director in a press release. "Thanks to the cooperation of the public, the Census Bureau produces reliable, quality statistical information for even small communities in the U.S. That’s why it’s so important for households that are selected to participate in the ACS to respond."
Farmington Survey highlights
Median age - 38.9
Population 65 and older - 14.6 percent
Population under 5 years - 7.8 percent
Percent employed in the civilian work force - 62.5 percent
Percent unemployed - 3.8 percent
All parents in family employed - 78.7 percent
Percent in poverty - 3.4 percent (families with related children under 18 - 5.6 percent)
Employed in Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance - 24.4 percent (largest share of Farmington workers)
Median household income - $57,407 ($77,821 for families)
Household incomes greater than $100,000 - 35.6 percent
Farmington Hills survey highlights
Median age - 41.5
Population 65 and older - 16 percent
Population under 5 years - 5. 1 percent
Percent employed in the civilian work force - 61.2 percent
Percent unemployed - 4.8 percent
All parents in family employed - 65.4 percent
Percent in poverty - 4.8 percent (families with related children under 18 - 7.2 percent)
Employed in Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance - 24.6 percent (largest share of Farmington Hills workers)
Median household income - $71,765 ($88,139 for families)
Household incomes greater than $100,000 - 42.7 percent
Search for more information on the American Community Survey website.