Farmington is a city in Oakland County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a northern suburb of Detroit and is part of the Metro Detroit area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,372. It is fully surrounded by Farmington Hills, except for a small portion bordered by Livonia to the south. Recently,[when?] the city's downtown has been the center of an extensive renovation and remodeling featuring a refacing or rebuilding of many buildings on Grand River Avenue, as well as brick paver sidewalks, the Farmington Pavilion, new lighting, and landscaping. The area is known for its historic downtown, elegant Victorian-style homes, and one of Michigan's top rated public school systems, Farmington Public Schools. In 2007, CNNMoney.com listed Farmington as number 55 in their Best Places to Live survey.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,423 people, 4,825 households, and 2,764 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,904.4 per square mile (1,507.2/km²). There were 4,991 housing units at an average density of 1,869.6 per square mile (721.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.67% White, 2.73% African American, 0.18% Native American, 10.08% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population. There were 4,825 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.86.