Rochester Hills, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rochester Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester Hills had a population of 72,787 as of July 1, 2016. Rochester Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rochester Hills is located at latitude 42.6635 and longitude -83.1592 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rochester Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The City of Rochester Hills (GNIS ID: 1626990) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rochester Hills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rochester Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 72,787
Population in Households 71,357
Population in Familes 60,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,430
Population Density1 2,218
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 28,486
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 19,685
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,624 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,862 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,660 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $249,366
Average Home Value $270,508


Median Household Income $82,496
Average Household Income $106,227
Per Capita Income $41,889
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.61%
Households 0.52% 0.69%
Families 0.31% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Rochester Hills, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rochester Hills to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 16 98th
Population Density1 # 117 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 91 87th
Median Household Income # 23 97th
Per Capita Income # 33 95th

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