Huntington Woods, Michigan, is a quiet suburb of Detroit composed mostly of family homes. Two of its main features are the Rackham Golf Course and the Detroit Zoo, which is a large contributor to the city's tax base. Huntington Woods had an estimated population of 6,357 in 2014. Two-thirds of the 2,354 households in Huntington Woods are occupied by families consisting of a husband, wife and other relatives. 38 percent of the city's households included children under the age of 18. 19.8 percent of the city's residents live by themselves.
The median age of Huntington Woods residents is 42. 27 percent of the city is under 18. The gender balance in the city is fairly even, with 50.8 percent of its residents being female and the other 40.2 percent male. Huntington Woods is fairly prosperous, with census data indicating that the city's average income is $113,750 a year, more than double the national average. Less than two percent of the city's residents live below the poverty line. The city's unemployment percentage is also far below the national average at 2.4 percent.
The majority of Huntington's residents work either in the management/professional field or in education and healthcare. 14.5 percent of the city's residents are government employees. 99 percent of the city's work force had at least a high school education. Nearly 80 percent of the city's population over the age of 25 had a bachelor's degree or higher. The city is served by the Berkley School District, but many of Huntington Wood's children attend one of a variety of private schools in the area.
In addition to the aforementioned gold course and zoo, Huntington Woods also contains a notable historic district that reflects the city's 200-year-long history. The city grew substantially during the middle years of the 20th century when wealthy and middle-class Detroit residents began to move to the suburbs to raise their families. Huntington Woods is known as the "City of Homes" because of its high proportion of residential buildings.