Royal Oak, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 58,946 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 28,663  (48.6%)
Females: 30,283  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  37.8 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48084.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,272 (it was $52,252 in 2000)
Royal Oak:

$60,272
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $38,085 (it was $30,990 in 2000)

Royal Oak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,363 (it was $149,400 in 2000)
Royal Oak:

$149,363
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $166,731; Detached houses: $170,177; Townhouses or other attached units: $140,950; In 2-unit structures: $198,696; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,716; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,392; Mobile homes: $52,494

Median gross rent in 2012: $846.

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Royal Oak races chart
  • White alone - 52,044 (89.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,679 (2.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1,548 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,580 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 838 (1.4%)
  • Other race alone - 274 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.1%)

Races in Royal Oak detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Royal Oak: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.3%), Irish (12.2%), Polish (9.6%), English (9.2%), Italian (5.9%), French (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 11.8 square miles.

Population density: 4,989 people per square mile   (average).

Royal Oak,MI real estate house value index trend

Royal Oak, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Royal Oak:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Royal Oak city:

  • Never married: 37.2%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

4,018 residents are foreign born (2.8% Europe, 1.8% Asia, 1.0% North America).

This city:  6.9%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Royal Oak, Michigan as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Royal Oak to the number of sex offenders is 9,735 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,021 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,467 (1.6%)

Royal Oak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (8.5 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (236.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Huntington Woods, MI (1.3 miles ), Berkley, MI (1.4 miles ), Clawson, MI (1.5 miles ), Pleasant Ridge, MI (1.5 miles ), Madison Heights, MI (1.5 miles ), Oak Park, MI (1.7 miles ), Ferndale, MI (1.8 miles ), Lathrup Village, MI (2.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 96 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $99,400
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2004: 136 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2005: 100 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $299,500
  • 2010: 80 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2011: 29 buildings, average cost: $167,800
  • 2012: 88 buildings, average cost: $177,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 83.15 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,093 (-5.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,169 (17.9%)

Area code: 248

Royal Oak household income distribution Royal Oak home values distribution

Crime rates in Royal Oak by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000110000120
per 100,000 1.60.00.00.01.71.70.00.00.00.01.83.50.0
Rapes 132310911201720202419119
per 100,000 20.338.116.515.218.734.129.234.735.042.333.719.215.6
Robberies 3249354242343229341717812
per 100,000 49.981.257.670.771.458.055.050.359.529.930.114.020.8
Assaults 925760525272591265958515851
per 100,000 143.394.498.887.688.4122.8101.5218.4103.3102.190.4101.488.5
Burglaries 255270289275246278282226217162176201179
per 100,000 397.3447.2475.8463.0418.1474.2484.9391.7380.0285.2312.0351.4310.5
Thefts 1,2791,1169711,078997954942878797651620766742
per 100,000 1992.81848.31598.61815.01694.41627.41619.81521.81395.81146.11099.11339.31287.1
Auto thefts 18616614315513618919214013096919187
per 100,000 289.8274.9235.4261.0231.1322.4330.2242.7227.7169.0161.3159.1150.9
Arson 67958895196714
per 100,000 9.311.614.88.413.613.615.58.733.310.612.41.76.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 199.2206.7171.1181.8177.9202.4190.7199.8172.0146.6140.2141.7125.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Royal Oak detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 74 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Michigan average:

1.74

Royal Oak tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4,320 (-6.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Royal Oak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Royal Oak, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Royal Oak-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the Royal Oak city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 9.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Royal Oak-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from Royal Oak center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 150.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 300.3 miles away from Royal Oak center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 374.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Oakland County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Royal Oak topographic map

Birthplace of: Charlie White (figure skater) - Ice dancer, Kirk Ferentz - Football player and coach, Christopher George - Film actor, Sam Raimi - Film director, Bruce Campbell - Actor, Meryl Davis - Figure skater, Dean Fertita - Keyboardist, Jon A. Husted - Politician, Brady Smith - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Jun 5, 1973), Matt Erard - Democracy activist.

Hospitals and medical centers in Royal Oak:

  • BEAUMONT HEALTH SYSTEM (Proprietary, 3601 W THIRTEEN MILE RD)
  • NOVA HOME CARE, L L C (32121 WOODWARD AVE STE 202)
  • TONE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (26862 WOODWARD AVENUE, SUITE 101)
  • GREENFIELD REHAB AND NURSING CENTER (3030 GREENFIELD AVE)

Heliports located in Royal Oak:

Amtrak station:

ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Royal Oak:

  • David Pressley School of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 278; Location: 1127 S Washington St; Private, for-profit; Website: davidpressleyschool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Royal Oak:

  • Lawrence Technological University (about 6 miles; Southfield, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,430)
  • University of Detroit Mercy (about 7 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 3,406)
  • Macomb Community College (about 10 miles; Warren, MI; FT enrollment: 15,669)
  • Wayne State University (about 11 miles; Detroit, MI; FT enrollment: 20,204)
  • Baker College of Auburn Hills (about 12 miles; Auburn Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • Oakland University (about 13 miles; Rochester Hills, MI; FT enrollment: 16,449)
  • Baker College of Clinton Township (about 13 miles; Clinton Township, MI; FT enrollment: 3,413)

Public high schools in Royal Oak:

Private high school in Royal Oak:

  • SHRINE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 3500 W 13 MILE RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Royal Oak:

Private elementary/middle schools in Royal Oak:

  • SHRINE CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 1621 LINWOOD AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 628 S LAFAYETTE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST DENNIS SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 1415 N STEPHENSON HWY; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 508 S WILLIAMS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 2203 E 11 MILE RD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Royal Oak, School District: SCHOOL DISTRICT CITY OF ROYAL OAK

Library in Royal Oak:

  • ROYAL OAK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,469,421; Location: 222 EAST ELEVEN MILE ROAD; 141,332 books; 164 e-books; 15,244 audio materials; 9,489 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 337 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Oakland Community College-Royal Oak Campus
  • Oakland Community College- their main campus is in downtown Royal Oak There is no more Clarence M Kimball or George A Dondero High School they were merged into one Royal Oak High School in the fall of 2006
  • Colleges: Oakland Community College, Royal Oak Campus in Downtown Royal. Main Street and Lincoln added by Trup

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Notable locations in Royal Oak: Royal Oak Golf Course (A), Red Run Golf Club (B), Royal Oak Station (C), Normandy Oaks Golf Club (D), Henry Ford Medical Center - Royal Oak (E), Royal Oak Fire Department Station 1 (F), Royal Oak Fire Department Station 3 (G), Royal Oak Fire Department Station 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Northwood Center Shopping Center (1), English Gardens Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Royal Oak include: Church of Christ Royal Oak (A), Shrine of the Little Flower (B), El-Shaddai Missionary Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Royal Oak Cemetery (1), Oakview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Royal Oak include: Starr Park (1), Sullivan Park (2), Sunnybrook Park (3), Upton Park (4), Wagner Park (5), Wendtland Park (6), Whittier Park (7), Amherst Park (8), Bassett Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Detroit Zoological Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8450 West 10 Mile Road), Detroit Zoological Park - Detroit Zoological Institute- Administrative Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8450 West 10 Mile Road), Detroit Zoo Reservations Hotline (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8450 West 10 Mile Road), Detroit Zoological Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8450 West 10 Mile Road), Freeplay Coin-Op Liquidators (Amusement & Theme Parks; 32088 Woodward Avenue), Discount Global Travel (25554 Woodward Avenue).

Hotel: City Motel (111 West 12 Mile Road).

Courts: Total Court Services (612 East Harrison), Royal Oak City - 44th District Court (400 East 11 Mile Road).

Oakland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 128. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

128
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.427. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.427
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 25.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 6.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.78
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00599. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00599
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Royal Oak and their reported violations in the past:

BERKLEY OAKS LLC (Serves NC, Population served: 236, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2009)
COVINGTON ACRES MHP (Serves NC, Population served: 224, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2007), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TRI-POINTE PLAZA (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.3%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Royal Oak in 2010:

  • 225 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Royal Oak in 2000:

  • 230 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 194 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Royal Oak, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Royal Oak compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Royal Oak (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Third Main Branch, 4th/Lafayette Branch, Twelve Mile/Campbell Branch, 13 Mile / Woodward Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Citizens Bank: Rochester Road Branch, Crooks Road Branch, Downtown Royal Oak Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Normandy Plaza Royal Oak Branch, Royal Oak/Meijer's Branch, Royal Oak. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Fifth Third Bank: Royal Oak Main Banking Center Branch at 803 South Main, branch established on 2004/08/30; Royal Oak Banking Center at 29710 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 2003/10/06. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Thirteen-Rochester Branch at 509 East Thirteen Mile Road, branch established on 1985/06/30; North Woodward Branch at 28746 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TCF National Bank: Royal Oak Branch at 1811 Crooks Road, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Northwood Plaza Krogers Branch at 30991 Woodward Avenue, branch established on 1991/09/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Royal Oak travel time to work - commute Royal Oak mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Royal Oak:

(Royal Oak, Michigan Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Royal Oak city (based on Oakland County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.33%
Here: 48.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents52.4%13.4%5.1%4.5%3.0%
Congregations11.0%6.1%9.6%5.9%4.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMuslim EstimateEpiscopal Church Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.5%2.2%1.7%1.2%14.0%
Congregations4.9%1.2%4.0%0.9%51.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 293
Oakland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 22
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 162
Oakland County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 292
Oakland County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 983
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Oakland County:

25.6%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$78,143$58,60711$19,401
Other Government Administration 12$44,008$44,00811$4,725
Judicial and Legal 24$112,000$56,00016$32,380
Police Protection - Officers 76$432,620$68,30833$28,727
Police - Other 1$4,260$51,1200$0
Firefighters 56$320,948$68,7750$0
Fire - Other 0$0 2$2,384
Streets and Highways 30$152,343$60,9374$5,573
Welfare 1$4,621$55,45217$22,782
Parks and Recreation 3$18,219$72,8762$830
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$23,936$71,8081$4,556
Water Supply 16$81,015$60,7611$2,411
Local Libraries 9$39,144$52,19224$18,221
Other and Unallocable 16$84,276$63,2073$2,460
Totals for Government 264$1,395,533$63,433125$144,450

Royal Oak government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,877,000 ($116.67)
    Regular Highways: $5,695,000 ($96.61)
    Libraries: $4,285,000 ($72.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,419,000 ($24.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $116,000 ($1.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $62,000 ($1.05)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,819,000 ($183.54)
    Sewerage: $8,466,000 ($143.62)
    General - Other: $7,329,000 ($124.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,074,000 ($120.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,618,000 ($95.31)
    Regular Highways: $3,674,000 ($62.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,380,000 ($57.34)
    Central Staff Services: $3,096,000 ($52.52)
    Water Utilities: $2,531,000 ($42.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,418,000 ($41.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,081,000 ($35.30)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,983,000 ($33.64)
    Libraries: $1,670,000 ($28.33)
    Financial Administration: $1,270,000 ($21.55)
    Parking Facilities: $1,131,000 ($19.19)
    General Public Buildings: $707,000 ($11.99)
    Health - Other: $474,000 ($8.04)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $85,657,000 ($1453.14)
    Corporate Bonds: $16,645,000 ($282.38)
    Benefit Payments: $9,828,000 ($166.73)
    Other Investments - Other: $2,884,000 ($48.93)
    Withdrawals: $956,000 ($16.22)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,776,000 ($81.02)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $3,113,000 ($52.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $257,000 ($4.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $155,000 ($2.63)
    Libraries: $63,000 ($1.07)
    Housing and Community Development: $60,000 ($1.02)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($0.24)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.05)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,037,000 ($407.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,083,000 ($18.37)

Royal Oak government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,470,000 ($194.58)
    All Other: $7,036,000 ($119.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,106,000 ($52.69)
    Parking Facilities: $2,076,000 ($35.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $9,605,000 ($162.95)
    From Parent Local Government: $3,769,000 ($63.94)
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,392,000 ($23.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,935,000 ($49.79)
    Highways: $1,564,000 ($26.53)
    All Other: $359,000 ($6.09)
    Water Utilities: $246,000 ($4.17)
    Public Welfare: $7,000 ($0.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $524,000 ($8.89)
    All Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,427,000 ($92.07)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,821,000 ($30.89)
    Rents: $1,010,000 ($17.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $914,000 ($15.51)
    Donations From Private Sources: $597,000 ($10.13)
    Sale of Property: $377,000 ($6.40)
    Special Assessments: $129,000 ($2.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,646,000 ($129.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,756,000 ($97.65)
    Highways: $3,342,000 ($56.70)
    Transit Utilities: $144,000 ($2.44)
    All Other: $77,000 ($1.31)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.02)
  • Tax - Property: $29,446,000 ($499.54)
    Other License: $3,028,000 ($51.37)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $0 ($0.00)

Royal Oak government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,867,000 ($1270.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,429,000 ($1262.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $67,430,000 ($1143.93)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $65,105,000 ($1104.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,763,000 ($80.80)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,325,000 ($73.37)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,325,000 ($39.44)

Royal Oak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $442,000 ($7.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $30,424,000 ($516.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,709,000 ($622.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,487,000 ($1127.93)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Michigan average:

5.09%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($815 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.05%
Michigan average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, MI  2.14% ($39,617 average AGI)
from Macomb County, MI  1.03% ($43,561)
from Genesee County, MI  0.23% ($39,046)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,436 average AGI)
Oakland County:

0.08%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, MI  1.42% ($35,466 average AGI)
to Macomb County, MI  0.91% ($37,627)
to Livingston County, MI  0.18% ($50,287)

Strongest AM radio stations in Royal Oak:

  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEXL (1340 AM; 1 kW; ROYAL OAK, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WUFL (1030 AM; daytime; 5 kW; STERLING HEIGHTS, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WQBH (1400 AM; 1 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: QUEEN'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXDX (1310 AM; 5 kW; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Royal Oak:

  • WKRK-FM (97.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGC-FM (105.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCSX (94.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYCD (99.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WDVD (96.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDTJ (105.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDRQ (93.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRIF (101.1 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WOMC (104.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF MICHIGAN)
  • WKQI (95.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNIC (100.3 FM; DEARBORN, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJLB (97.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVMV (98.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDTR-FM (90.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF DETROIT)
  • WMXD (92.3 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDTW (106.7 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMUZ (103.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WDET-FM (101.9 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGPR (107.5 FM; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WGPR, INC.)
  • WDMK (102.7 FM; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Royal Oak:

  • WDIV-TV (Channel 4; DETROIT, MI; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJBK (Channel 2; DETROIT, MI; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJ-TV (Channel 62; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDWB (Channel 20; DETROIT, MI; Owner: WXON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTVS (Channel 56; DETROIT, MI; Owner: DETROIT EDUC. TV FOUNDATION)
  • WBXD-CA (Channel 5; DETROIT, MI; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WXYZ-TV (Channel 7; DETROIT, MI; Owner: CHANNEL 7 OF DETROIT, INC.)
  • WKBD (Channel 50; DETROIT, MI; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF DETROIT INC.)
  • WADL (Channel 38; MOUNT CLEMENS, MI; Owner: ADELL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLPC-LP (Channel 26; DETROIT, MI; Owner: GLENN R. AND KARIN A. PLUMMER)
  • W33BY (Channel 68; DETROIT, MI; Owner: HIGHLAND PARK BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WDWO-CA (Channel 18; DETROIT, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WFUM (Channel 28; FLINT, MI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W48AV (Channel 48; DETROIT, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Royal Oak fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 62
Total length: 356 meters (1,168ft)
Total costs: $1,361,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,821,381
Total average daily truck traffic: 215,133

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 9
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 10
  • 1970-1979: 16
  • 1980-1989: 27
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Royal Oak, MI
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED406$124,746292$130,3491,034$146,91832$47,6882$535,00072$79,8330$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$122,14320$115,250114$168,0537$9,1430$04$79,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$115,34543$131,186342$159,22528$27,0000$028$84,4641$58,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN36$119,33329$116,828210$161,2677$26,4290$017$119,0590$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$122,0006$119,66769$165,2171$3,0000$08$82,1251$97,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Royal Oak, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$151,23437$147,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$129,84624$203,458
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$178,6928$201,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$96,00011$183,182
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$155,5000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 139
  • Hazardous Condition: 199
  • Service Call: 18

Incident types - Royal Oak

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Royal Oak, MI
Most common first names in Royal Oak, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John59475.1 years
Mary53479.9 years
William51075.2 years
Robert34472.1 years
James32572.6 years
George30076.1 years
Helen29879.3 years
Margaret28779.6 years
Joseph26775.9 years
Charles25976.3 years
Most common last names in Royal Oak, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17276.6 years
Brown9976.8 years
Johnson9778.8 years
Williams9176.4 years
Miller8777.2 years
Wilson6476.8 years
Jones6477.5 years
Anderson6176.3 years
Martin6074.7 years
Clark4877.5 years
Businesses in Royal Oak, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's1McDonald's4
Barnes & Noble1Meijer1
Baskin-Robbins2Men's Wearhouse1
Blockbuster1New Balance2
CVS3Nike4
Caribou Coffee2Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chipotle1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
FedEx9SONIC Drive-In1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Starbucks4
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Tim Hortons1
H&R Block3Trader Joe's1
Haworth1Travelodge1
IHOP1UPS10
Jimmy John's1Vans2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kroger1Walgreens2
LA Fitness1White Castle1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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