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Oakland County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2016: 1,243,970 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 1,194,156 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 264,844
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 86,144
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 352,242
Renter-occupied apartments: 132,710 (it was 118,873 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

28%

Land area: 873 sq. mi.

Water area: 35.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 1426 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oakland County: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (35.8%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.5%), Educational, health and social services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Oakland County, Michigan:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (72.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (13.3%)
  • Asian alone (7.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Michigan median age:  39.7 years
Males: 606,839  (48.8%)
Females: 637,131  (51.2%)
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Oakland County,MI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Oakland County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $71,920 ($61,907 in 1999)

This county:

$71,920
Michigan:

$52,492

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $876 (lower quartile is $695, upper quartile is $1,149)
This county:

$876
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,400 (it was $173,800 in 2000)
Oakland:

$224,400
Michigan:

$147,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,200 - $353,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $286,457
Here:

$286,457
State:

$192,201

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,905
Here:

$182,905
State:

$161,083

In 2-unit structures: $217,447
Here:

$217,447
State:

$125,779

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,627
Here:

$133,627
State:

$144,186

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $168,541
Here:

$168,541
State:

$147,281

Mobile homes: $34,898
Here:

$34,898
State:

$51,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,568
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $600

Institutionalized population: 6,064

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 82
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 373
  • Burglaries: 805
  • Thefts: 3655
  • Auto thefts: 261

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 76
  • Robberies: 48
  • Assaults: 351
  • Burglaries: 857
  • Thefts: 3038
  • Auto thefts: 310
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Health of residents in Oakland County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
79.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
81.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
26.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 4654 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2001: 4205 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2002: 4386 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2003: 4728 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2004: 5017 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2005: 4050 buildings, average cost: $212,600
  • 2006: 1984 buildings, average cost: $241,200
  • 2007: 1135 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2008: 667 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2009: 443 buildings, average cost: $283,000
  • 2010: 959 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2011: 1266 buildings, average cost: $235,800
  • 2012: 1880 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2013: 2296 buildings, average cost: $272,900
  • 2014: 2114 buildings, average cost: $281,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,576 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,223 (1.7%)

Oakland County household income distribution in 2009 Oakland County home values distribution Oakland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.5%
Oakland County:

8.5%
Michigan:

15.0%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.4% for American Indian residents, 12.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.3% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.0 years old
(Males: 39.3 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 40.0 years old, American Indian residents: 42.7 years old, Asian residents: 35.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.6 years old)

Area name: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Oakland County is $644 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $770 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $921 a month.

Cities in this county include: Farmington Hills, Troy, Southfield, Waterford, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, West Bloomfield Township, Royal Oak, Novi, Bloomfield Township.

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

2012 air pollution in Oakland County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.035 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Franklin County, Massachusetts , Fulton County, New York , Iowa County, Wisconsin , Wayne County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 76,393
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 46.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 155,813 (52.7% naturalized citizens)

Oakland County:

12.5%
Whole state:

6.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 46,002
  • 2000 to 2009: 34,019
  • 1990 to 1999: 31,453
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,879
  • 1970 to 1979: 18,190
  • Before 1970: 27,140
Note: State values scaled to Oakland County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.1%

Oakland County marital status for males Oakland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 365,908
  • One, attached: 36,776
  • Two: 4,836
  • 3 or 4: 18,798
  • 5 to 9: 36,829
  • 10 to 19: 24,090
  • 20 to 49: 12,739
  • 50 or more: 22,868
  • Mobile homes: 13,996

Housing units in Oakland County with a mortgage: 233,979 (5,169 second mortgage, 31,314 home equity loan, 955 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 116,225

Here:

66.8% with mortgage
State:

60.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Oakland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic289,11664
Evangelical Protestant155,826319
Mainline Protestant73,373159
Other58,590117
Black Protestant16,82635
Orthodox13,84423
None594,787-
Oakland County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 293
Oakland County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 22
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 162
This 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.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 983
This county:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Oakland County:

8.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Oakland County:

25.6%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Oakland County:

Average size of farms: 64 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,699
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2428.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46,637
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47,468
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.93%
Corn for grain: 3288 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1113 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4043 harvested acres
Vegetables: 590 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 307 acres

Earthquake activity:

Oakland County-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 167.6 miles away from Oakland County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 129.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.2 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 135.7 miles away from the county 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 305.0 miles away from Oakland County 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 373.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 11, 2014 to August 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4195: September 25, 2014, FEMA Id: 4195, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1527: June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: September 10, 2000 to September 11, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1346: October 17, 2000, FEMA Id: 1346, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 02, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1181: July 11, 1997, FEMA Id: 1181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Icing, Flooding, Incident Period: March 19, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-495: March 19, 1976, FEMA Id: 495, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Oakland County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, 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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (18%)
  • Iraq (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Japan (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Oakland County (%):

  • German (8%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • European (2%)

Oakland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 608,438 (86.2%)
  • Carpooled: 52,386 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,998 (0.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 90 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 46 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,900 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 1,271 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 5,970 (0.8%)
  • Worked at home: 30,018 (4.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Oakland County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 4,327 people in nursing homes
  • 1,837 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,762 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,579 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,206 people in other group homes
  • 851 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 610 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 347 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 273 people in religious group quarters
  • 194 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 189 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 154 people in state prisons
  • 119 people in halfway houses
  • 111 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 86 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 45 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 19 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Oakland County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 4,007 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,673 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,013 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 1,648 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 899 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 434 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 291 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 200 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 122 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 88 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 35 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,902.

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%

4.38% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($29,651 average AGI)
1.59% relocated from other states ($15,699 average AGI)
Oakland County:

1.59%
Michigan average:

1.52%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Livingston County, MI  0.17% ($45,948)
from Washtenaw County, MI  0.15% ($42,856)
from Cook County, IL  0.09% ($64,481)
from Ingham County, MI  0.08% ($36,530)


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%

3.53% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($24,206 average AGI)
2.38% relocated to other states ($26,433 average AGI)
Oakland County:

2.38%
Michigan average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Washtenaw County, MI  0.18% ($71,623)
to Genesee County, MI  0.18% ($38,061)
to Cook County, IL  0.16% ($56,656)
to Lapeer County, MI  0.07% ($40,522)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Oakland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Oakland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Oakland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oakland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Oakland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 167,202 (143,810 aged, 23,392 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 12,372 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Oakland County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (13,184)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (9,230)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (7,914)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (7,231)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (5,512)
  • Unspecified dementia (4,638)
  • Congestive heart failure (4,402)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3,781)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,326)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,854)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,068
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 289
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,884

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,187
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 747
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 80
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 102

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 4,111

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 34.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 21.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 3.1
  • Other - 9.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 99.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 43.1
  • Poisoning - 24.0
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.6
  • Other - 5.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,243,970
  • In family households: 1,000,623 (171,545 male householders, 140,650 female householders)
    242,672 spouses, 368,406 children (348,364 natural, 6,920 adopted, 13,122 stepchildren), 19,543 grandchildren, 13,201 brothers or sisters, 14,553 parents, 14,366 other relatives, 15,687 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 231,425 (86,305 male householders (68,786 living alone)), 102,250 female householders (88,335 living alone)), 42,870 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,922

Size of family households: 147,047 2-persons, 72,271 3-persons, 62,260 4-persons, 21,310 5-persons, 6,863 6-persons, 2,444 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 157,121 1-person, 27,308 2-persons, 3,075 3-persons, 734 4-persons, 216 5-persons, 82 6-persons, 19 7-or-more-persons.

189,087 married couples with children.
57,778 single-parent households (12,279 men, 45,499 women).

85.1% of residents of Oakland speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,305,798,000 ($4,373 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $144,812,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,535,118,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,404,664,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,585,000
Federal grants: $760,884,000
Federal procurement contracts: $281,129,000 ($99,556,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $310,418,000 ($10,470,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $63,978,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $537,203,000
Federal Government insurance: $292,792,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 81,000
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 47,388
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26,802
Here:

+22 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -39,012
Here -32 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Oakland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 4,350
  • 2010 to 2013: 6,504
  • 2000 to 2009: 49,651
  • 1990 to 1999: 75,859
  • 1980 to 1989: 62,138
  • 1970 to 1979: 100,362
  • 1960 to 1969: 71,889
  • 1950 to 1959: 92,664
  • 1940 to 1949: 34,357
  • 1939 or earlier: 39,066
Note: State values scaled to Oakland population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Oakland County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oakland County population
  • 1 room: 167
  • 2 rooms: 427
  • 3 rooms: 4,215
  • 4 rooms: 19,620
  • 5 rooms: 55,643
  • 6 rooms: 70,550
  • 7 rooms: 57,836
  • 8 rooms: 51,175
  • 9+ rooms: 90,571
  • 1 room: 4,093
  • 2 rooms: 6,276
  • 3 rooms: 31,911
  • 4 rooms: 42,952
  • 5 rooms: 32,763
  • 6 rooms: 16,222
  • 7 rooms: 8,078
  • 8 rooms: 3,286
  • 9+ rooms: 4,965
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Oakland County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oakland County population
  • no bedroom: 303
  • 1 bedroom: 4,099
  • 2 bedrooms: 51,199
  • 3 bedrooms: 168,060
  • 4 bedrooms: 107,121
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19,422
  • no bedroom: 4,683
  • 1 bedroom: 41,466
  • 2 bedrooms: 68,672
  • 3 bedrooms: 27,750
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,669
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,306
Cars and other vehicles available in Oakland County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Oakland County population
  • no vehicle: 6,831
  • 1 vehicle: 92,716
  • 2 vehicles: 160,481
  • 3 vehicles: 63,356
  • 4 vehicles: 19,750
  • 5+ vehicles: 7,070
  • no vehicle: 18,235
  • 1 vehicle: 80,818
  • 2 vehicles: 41,464
  • 3 vehicles: 8,371
  • 4 vehicles: 1,305
  • 5+ vehicles: 353

87% of Oakland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Michigan.

Oakland County:

86.9%
State average:

85.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 881,267
  • Other state: 197,846
  • Northeast: 39,253
  • Midwest: 70,309
  • South: 66,258
  • West: 22,026

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Oakland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (92.2%)
  • Electricity (5.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (78.0%)
  • Electricity (18.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,782
Here:

11.6%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,486
Here:

12.2%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10,561
Here:

16.0%
Michigan:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Oakland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $55,911,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $20,472,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,042,000
    Water Utilities: $4,696,000
    Air Transportation: $2,393,000
    Sewerage: $1,878,000
    Health - Other: $1,283,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $279,000
    Police Protection: $71,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $255,128,000
    Sewerage: $94,428,000
    Correctional Institutions: $91,771,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $83,753,000
    Regular Highways: $56,313,000
    Police Protection: $51,630,000
    General - Other: $49,544,000
    Financial Administration: $24,982,000
    Central Staff Services: $22,066,000
    Water Utilities: $21,918,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,102,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,038,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,464,000
    Hospitals: $8,289,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,005,000
    Air Transportation: $3,382,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,090,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $2,595,000
    Libraries: $161,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $131,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $550,369,000
    Corporate Bonds: $173,117,000
    Benefit Payments: $35,730,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $26,109,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,952,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $10,039,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,350,000
    Sewerage: $863,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Correctional Institutions: $6,500,000
    Health - Other: $5,469,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $10,483,000
    Health - Other: $4,276,000
    General - Other: $2,460,000
    Sewerage: $571,000
    Police Protection: $416,000
    Correctional Institutions: $249,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    General Public Building: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $216,849,000

Oakland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $44,821,000
    Sewerage: $17,902,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,067,000
    Air Transportation: $4,575,000
    Hospital Public: $3,693,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,852,000
    Regular Highways: $2,363,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $139,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $89,333,000
    From Parent Local Government: $2,832,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,053,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $171,306,000
    All Other: $23,796,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $107,534,000
    All Other: $32,574,000
    Highways: $14,479,000
    Housing and Community Development: $207,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $15,452,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,218,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,801,000
    Special Assessments: $4,991,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,421,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,325,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $94,781,000
    Health and Hospitals: $60,885,000
    All Other: $52,837,000
    Public Welfare: $5,539,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,701,000
  • Tax - Property: $325,678,000
    NEC: $14,450,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,212,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,971,000
    Other License: $855,000

Oakland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $338,957,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $336,672,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,244,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,959,000

Oakland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $67,665,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $130,690,000
    Total Other Securities: $40,071,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $515,045,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,273,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 16,370
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,292
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 13,078
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,981
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 9,132
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,257
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,595
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 7,652
Oakland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Oakland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 331 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 ORIGINATED5,165$130,6534,822$175,17720,457$199,294720$44,90623$1,387,826967$120,031176$35,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED414$123,365571$183,8832,348$215,715139$43,9061$122,000139$121,48980$32,950
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,170$122,0461,169$166,6428,185$219,512821$34,2835$253,800529$117,881135$35,911
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN727$122,895545$177,7544,038$200,924165$58,6976$2,061,167223$142,58721$80,286
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS124$129,621152$216,0531,302$220,40950$121,3402$327,50085$128,5188$51,625
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 306 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED784$190,463506$234,0086$113,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED341$213,701396$238,50018$135,722
APPLICATIONS DENIED254$197,031213$237,0055$138,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$191,55983$246,5661$37,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS69$203,63822$233,0453$106,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Oakland County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4,58180.5 years
John4,29475.1 years
William3,66075.3 years
Robert3,16372.1 years
James2,82371.9 years
Helen2,58281.6 years
George2,25176.4 years
Joseph2,22876.6 years
Charles2,07775.5 years
Margaret2,03980.5 years
Most common last names in Oakland County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,52776.8 years
Johnson90575.5 years
Brown87075.9 years
Miller79477.8 years
Williams78274.8 years
Jones63875.2 years
Davis54375.6 years
Wilson54176.0 years
Anderson46477.5 years
Martin44376.3 years
Businesses in Oakland County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven39KFC22
ALDI5Kincaid2
ALDO4Kmart7
AT&T25Knights Inn2
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kohl's8
Abercrombie Kids3Kroger25
Ace Hardware12LA Fitness6
Advance Auto Parts10La-Z-Boy4
Aeropostale5Lane Bryant4
American Eagle Outfitters7Lane Furniture13
Ann Taylor7LensCrafters6
Apple Store2Levi Strauss & Co.3
Applebee's8Little Caesars Pizza40
Arby's15Long John Silver's1
Audi3Lowe's5
AutoZone9Macy's4
Avenue5Marriott17
BMW1Marshalls6
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2MasterBrand Cabinets74
Bakers4Mazda2
Bally Total Fitness3McDonald's50
Banana Republic4Meijer11
Barnes & Noble4Men's Wearhouse8
Baskin-Robbins15Motel 63
Bath & Body Works10Motherhood Maternity7
Bebe2New Balance21
Bed Bath & Beyond7New York & Co2
Best Western1Nike79
Blockbuster20Nissan3
Brooks Brothers2Nordstrom3
Brookstone2Office Depot6
Budget Car Rental4OfficeMax9
Buffalo Wild Wings5Old Navy5
Burger King27Olive Garden3
CVS60On The Border2
Cache2Outback6
Caribou Coffee13Outback Steakhouse6
Carson Pirie Scott1Pac Sun4
Casual Male XL4Panda Express2
Catherines3Panera Bread16
Charlotte Russe3Papa John's Pizza3
Chevrolet7Payless17
Chick-Fil-A1Penske14
Chico's5PetSmart6
Chipotle4Pier 1 Imports5
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pizza Hut11
Church's Chicken3Plato's Closet3
Cinnabon 3Popeyes2
Circle K5Pottery Barn3
Clarks3Pottery Barn Kids1
Cold Stone Creamery13Qdoba Mexican Grill6
Coldwater Creek2Quality2
ColorTyme2Quiznos14
Comfort Inn1RadioShack20
Comfort Suites3Red Lobster4
Costco4Red Robin4
Crate & Barrel1Red Roof Inn5
Curves11Rite Aid34
DHL9Ruby Tuesday2
Dairy Queen28Rue211
Deb1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Decora Cabinetry11SAS Shoes5
Dennys2SONIC Drive-In3
Discount Tire9Saks Fifth Avenue1
Domino's Pizza8Sam's Club6
DressBarn6Sears12
Dressbarn6Sephora2
Dunkin Donuts19Sheraton1
Econo Lodge1Skechers USA2
Eddie Bauer4Soma Intimates2
Ethan Allen3Spencer Gifts2
Express4Sprint Nextel25
Extended Stay America5Staples8
Extended Stay Deluxe2Starbucks47
Famous Footwear5Steak 'n Shake2
Fashion Bug2Subaru4
FedEx184Subway18
Finish Line4Super 81
Firestone Complete Auto Care5T-Mobile28
Foot Locker7T.G.I. Driday's4
Ford9T.J.Maxx8
Forever 215Taco Bell31
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Talbots4
GNC34Target11
GameStop19The Athlete's Foot2
Gap5The Limited3
Gymboree4The Room Place1
H&M2Tim Hortons25
H&R Block43Torrid1
Haagen-Dazs2Toyota5
Hardee's1Toys"R"Us10
Haworth3Trader Joe's4
Hawthorn1Travelodge1
Hilton10True Value5
Holiday Inn17U-Haul28
Hollister Co.3UPS288
Home Depot10Urban Outfitters1
Homestead Studio Suites2Value City Furniture1
Honda5Vans13
Hot Topic3Verizon Wireless13
Hyatt1Victoria's Secret6
Hyundai2Volkswagen3
IHOP2Walgreens27
J. Jill2Walmart2
J.Crew4Wendy's36
JCPenney2Westin1
Jimmy John's36Wet Seal3
JoS. A. Bank3White Castle8
Johnny Rockets1Whole Foods Market3
Jones New York33Wingate1
Journeys4YMCA6
Justice7

Oakland County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"