Oakland County MI Information


Oakland County Subdivisions

Oakland County MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,253,117
Daytime Population: Workers 734,089
Daytime Population: Residents 601,169
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,335,258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,240,069
Population in Familes 1,003,812
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,048
Population Density2 1,444
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $71,444
Average Household Income $100,642
Per Capita Income $40,862


Total Housing Units 545,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359,883 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 145,643 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 39,791 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $214,857
Average Home Value $259,279


Total Households 505,526
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 327,516
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.55%
Households 0.61% 0.58%
Families 0.4% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.19%


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, 2017 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 Density # 3 98th
Diversity Index # 7 93rd
Median Household Income # 2 99th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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