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Novi is an American city located in Oakland County, Michigan. The 2020 census showed that the population had increased by 20% to 66,243. 
Novi, a northern suburb of Metro Detroit is about 8 miles (12.9km) northwest of Detroit and 16 miles (25.7km) northeast of Ann Arbor. The city is within the Novi Township survey township, which includes parts of Walled Lake and Northville. The city is surrounded by 0.11 square miles (0.28km2) of unincorporated territory.
Novi was established as a township on farmland taken from Farmington Township in 1832. At the suggestion of his wife, Dr. J. C. Emery offered Novi as a name. According to reports, residents were looking for a shorter name that Farmington. 
According to local accounts, it was named after No. 6 Toll Gate (No. VI) on Grand River Road. The township was first named in 1832, and the toll road wasn't built until the 1850s. According to another account, it was the sixth stop on a stagecoach outside of Detroit. The township was also said to have been stop six (or VI) of the railroad, however, the Holly, Wayne & Monroe Railway, now CSX Transportation, was not built through the township until 1870–71, nearly 40 years after its organization and naming.