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Statistics and Facts of Oakland County Michigan

Cities in this county include: Farmington Hills, Troy, Southfield, Waterford, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Novi, Madison Heights, Oak Park.

County population in 2005: 1,214,361 (95% urban, 5% rural)
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 352,242
Renter-occupied apartments: 118,873
% of renters here: 25%
State: 26%

Land area: 873 sq. mi.
Water area: 35.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 1392 people per square mile (very high).
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 6.6%
Oakland County: 6.6%
Michigan: 13.2%

Median age of residents in 2005: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)

Type of workers:
Private wage or salary: 86%
Government: 9%
Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
Unpaid family work: 0%

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Males: 584,660 (49.0%)
Females: 609,496 (51.0%)

Average wage per job in 2003: $47,163
County population in 2003: 1,208,313
Jobs in 2003: 784,204

Total labor force in 2004: 643,206
Unemployment rate in 2004: 5.6%

Average household size:
Oakland County: 2.5 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Median household income in 2005: $64,022
2005 median house value: $228,500
Median contract rent in 2005: $721
Median monthly housing costs in 2005: $1,152
Estimated median household income in 2005: $63,809 ($61,907 in 2000)
This county $63,809
Michigan: $46,039

Median montly rent in 2000: $707
Median monthly costs for houses with a mortgage in Oakland County in 2000: $1322

Neighboring counties: Genesee County, Lapeer County, Livingston County, Macomb County, Washtenaw County, Wayne County.

Current college students: 76,393
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%

Mean travel time to work: 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.1%

Agriculture in Oakland County
Average size of farms: 64 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70699
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2428.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $46637
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.07%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $47468
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.93%
Corn for grain: 3288 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1113 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4043 harvested acres
Vegetables: 590 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 307 acres

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 22.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here: 6.5
State: 6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here: 3.9
State: 4.1

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,982
Here: 12.9%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,858
Here: 11.5%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undegraduate colleges: 10,899
Here: 19.4%
Michigan: 16.5%

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