City of Northville
Welcome to Quality Living
Northville is a lively city, with a 150-year old history, that offers beautiful neighborhoods, a vibrant business district, first-rate schools and city services, historic buildings and settings, and plenty of parks and trails for relaxing, enjoying nature and staying active.
The city embraces its heritage with historic buildings in downtown Northville, neighborhoods that feature 19th Century homes, and unique historical sites.
Specialty shops, art galleries, theaters, restaurants and intriguing landmarks abound in the walkable downtown.
If you're looking for green space, you'll find it at the city's numerous parks and trails - many with woods, ponds and rivers. Children and adults alike can explore and exercise in acres of green space - perfect for walking and running. City roads have plenty of bike lanes for leisure and serious bikers.
Come to Northville to experience all that makes this city a destination for quality living.
History & Demographics
Northville was first settled in 1825, was incorporated as a Village in 1867, and as a City in 1955. It was originally one of two communities within Plymouth Township, until Northville Township split off to form its own township in 1898.
Northville continued to grow throughout the Victorian era. This is evident in the architecture around downtown where many homes are in the Queen Anne style. Northville's Victorian heritage is celebrated every September in the Victorian Festival, which was recently rechristened the "Heritage Festival". The city was incorporated in 1955 along the boundaries of the Village of Northville.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,970 people, 2,596 households, and 1,643 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,912.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,124.4/km2). There were 2,767 housing units at an average density of 1,349.8 per square mile (521.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 1.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.