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What are some interesting facts about Farmington Hills, Michigan?

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Some interesting facts about Farmington Hills, Michigan, are that the city has a land area of 33.28 square miles, as of 2010, and that Quaker Arthur Power first settled the area now known as Farmington Hills in 1824. The city grew in the 1960s when the city annexed nearly 500 acres of land. The city participates in planning efforts to maintain its historical areas and provide for controlled growth.

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An average of 2,396 people live in each square mile in Farmington Hills, as of 2010. In 2014, the U.S. census reported a total population of 81,435. Approximately 52.9 percent of the city's population is female, as of 2010. Foreign-born residents comprised 17.6 percent of the population between 2009 and 2013. Approximately one-third of Farmington Hills households have minor children in the home.

Following the area's first settlement in 1824, Dr. Ezekiel Webb started a post office. Webb served as both the postmaster and a physician for the area in its early years. Farmington Hills officially earned village status in the year 1867. Supporting local farmers and acting as a business hub for farming served as the city's primary purpose all the way into the 1950s. In the 1950s, the city saw a population boom as the post-war era brought new building projects and movement from large cities.

Today, the city of Farmington Hills boasts an historic district, shopping and business centers. The city lies in southern Oakland County, Michigan. City leaders aim to preserve the city's history with participation in the National Main Street Center Program. Additional efforts include a formal plan for city growth.

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