Oakland County MI Information


Oakland County Subdivisions

Oakland County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,221,426
Population in Households 1,208,930
Population in Familes 980,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,496
Population Density1 1,408
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 495,423
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 321,705
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 537,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 353,812 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 141,611 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 41,757 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $214,233
Average Home Value $252,527


Median Household Income $67,512
Average Household Income $95,215
Per Capita Income $38,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.56%
Households 0.46% 0.6%
Families 0.21% 0.44%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Oakland County MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oakland County to the other 83 counties and county equivalents in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 3 98th
Diversity Index2 # 7 93rd
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.