Royal Oak, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Royal Oak, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Royal Oak had a population of 58,840 as of July 1, 2018. Royal Oak ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Royal Oak is located at latitude 42.4895 and longitude -83.1446 in Oakland County. The formal boundaries for the City of Royal Oak (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Oakland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 663 feet.

The City of Royal Oak (GNIS ID: 1627011) 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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Royal Oak, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 58,840
Population in Households 58,409
Population in Familes 37,453
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density2 4,993
Diversity Index3 25
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $69,237
Average Household Income $89,696
Per Capita Income $44,463

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 31,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,098 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,945 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,139 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $183,117
Average Home Value $213,730
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 29,043
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 13,433
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.38%
Households 0.42% 0.43%
Families 0.04% 0.18%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.74%

Royal Oak, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royal Oak 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 # 21 97th
Population Density # 14 98th
Diversity Index # 183 74th
Median Household Income # 64 91st
Per Capita Income # 38 95th

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