Rochester Hills, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Rochester Hills, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Rochester Hills had a population of 74,007 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Rochester Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 74,007
Population in Households 72,497
Population in Familes 60,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,510
Population Density2 2,255
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $87,886
Average Household Income $116,105
Per Capita Income $45,695


Total Housing Units 30,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,938 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,980 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,565 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $263,337
Average Home Value $284,359


Total Households 28,918
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 19,853
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.5% 0.49%
Households 0.58% 0.54%
Families 0.34% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   3.08%

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, 2018 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 Density # 116 83rd
Diversity Index # 89 87th
Median Household Income # 24 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 95th

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