Bloomfield Township MI 48009,48205,48301,48302,48304,48320
According to the 2000 US Census Bureau, Bloomfield Township houses 43,023 people, 16,804 households, and 12,703 families in its 26 square miles of land. A tiny portion of it, about 4.19% is water and bordered by the cities of Pontiac and Auburn Hills to the north, Birmingham and Southfield Township to the south, West Bloomfield Township in the west, and Troy City to the east.
Its population density measured as 1,724.5 per square mile and comprises of 87.70% White, 4.30% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.47% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.29% from other races in the world.
Sitting in the main branch of the Rouge River, Bloomfield Township or officially known as the Charter of Township of Bloomfield is part of the Oakland County in Michigan. Its 41,070 residents refer their hometown simply as Bloomfield. With such a simple name, no one would ever think that this city ranked as the most expensive community to live in the entire Michigan state in 2014.
Like most cities in the US, Bloomfield Township started as a regular small and humble community. Most people, especially the tourists often get confused with its neighboring city – Bloomfield Hills. There’s a lot of reason for it; one includes the name and Bloomfield Township completely surrounds Bloomfield Hills.
Established in 1827, Bloomfield Township received its designation as a 36 square mile area with the help of legislative council. They city help their first ever Township meeting on May 25, 1827, at the house of John Hamilton located on the Saginaw Trail.
The rise of its popularity happened when developer Judson Bradway commissioned an Akron Ohio Illustrator named William Bryan in 1915. Bryan created a “bird’s eye view” portrait of the city to promote sales of Bloomfield subdivision – Bloomfield Estates. Bryan drew an amazing layout of the city where Bloomfield Estates can be seen at the right side of the map. Some believed that the perspective was like from that of a balloon ride some 100 feet above the ground. This grew much curiosity from the viewers and other prospective settlers during that time.
Illustrated with streets lined with trees, and perfect zoning perspective, it included some of the buildings, the growing Birmingham city, lots of farmland, orchards, and lakes. Several “country estates” can be seen as well like Cranbrook, and most noticeable the Bloomfield Estates.
Measuring about six foot by four foot in watercolor, the illustration originally hangs on the Township auditorium which locals call as “birds-eye-view” or just BEV. It’s a perfect representation of what Bradway had in mind, a little bit too optimistic at that time but its great vision of what Bloomfield would become. Aside from its purpose that shows almost the entirety of Bloomfield Township, many would come to the city to see this illustration as it’s a great image – one that’s a perfect snapshot back in time.