A simple map of Bloomfield Township. Neighbouring places are in light grey, other places in dark grey. Cities are underlined.
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. This area is often referred to simply as Bloomfield by residents and visitors alike. This Metro Detroit township was organized in 1827, the first township to be established in Oakland County. It almost completely surrounds the city of Bloomfield Hills. In 2014, Bloomfield Township was ranked the most expensive community in which to live in the state of Michigan.
The main branch of the Rouge River rises in Bloomfield Township in Oakland County.
Bloomfield Village is located between Quarton Road on the north, Maple Road on the south, Lahser Road on the west and Glenhurst and Westwood on the east. The non-governmental Bloomfield Village Association provides police and fire services to the community in concert with those provided by Bloomfield Township. It also provides other community-specific services.
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.
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.
^"Home." Bloomfield Hills High School. Retrieved on July 30, 2013. "Bloomfield Hills High School Main Campus 3456 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302" and "Bloomfield Hills High School 9th Grade Campus 2800 Lahser Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302"
^"Contact Us" (Archive). French School of Detroit. Retrieved on April 28, 2015. "Meadow Lake Center 7100 Lindenmere Drive Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-USA[...]L'Ecole Française de Détroit est située dans la banlieue Nord de la ville, dans la zone résidentielle de Birmingham Public schools. The French School of Detroit is located in the northern suburb of Detroit, in the residential area of Birmingham Public Schools."
^"Elementary." French School of Detroit. Retrieved on June 20, 2015. "Location: Meadow Lake Center, 7100 Lindenmere Drive, Bloomfield MI 48301 Students are transported by bus to one partner elementary school."
^"JSD History" (). Japanese School of Detroit. May 2, 2001. Retrieved on April 16, 2015. "昭和４８年 ６月 デトロイト日本語補習授業校開設、私立クランブルック・ブルックサイド校借用。 （１９７３）" and "（１９８１） １０月 児童・生徒増のため、私立ケンジントン・アカデミー校に移転。" and "（１９８７） ４月 児童・生徒増のため、ケンジントン校に加え、公立シーホーム校との２校体制に拡大。" and "４月 児童生徒増のため、ケンジントン校・シーホーム校に加え、公立コビントン校との ３校体制に拡大。 " and "（１９９９） 事務局移転（インターナショナル・アカデミー校→旧オークランド・シュタイナー校） "