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 73,947 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rochester Hills, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 73,947
Daytime Population: Workers 36,766
Daytime Population: Residents 35,055
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 71,821
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 72,464
Population in Familes 61,189
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,483
Population Density2 2,253
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $84,129
Average Household Income $111,755
Per Capita Income $43,972


Total Housing Units 30,356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,783 (71.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,099 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,474 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $253,591
Average Home Value $272,212


Total Households 28,882
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 19,901
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 0.56% 0.56%
Households 0.64% 0.61%
Families 0.42% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 115 84th
Diversity Index # 91 87th
Median Household Income # 22 97th
Per Capita Income # 34 95th

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