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Statistics and Facts of Oakland Township Michigan

Oakland Charter Township is a charter township of Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is usually referred to as "Oakland Township". The population was 13,071 at the 2000 census. Rochester Community Schools serves a majority of the area, while Lake Orion Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools serve the rest.

The area is known for extravagant homes and subdivisions. Located on the outskirts of Metro Detroit, much of the area is wooded and undeveloped, making it appealing for those looking for privacy. The rapper/actor Eminem has a large residence in Oakland Township. The area is also home to local athletes and business executives from Detroit and the metro area.

Land area: 36.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population: 13,071 (70% urban, 30% rural)
Males: 6,544 (50.1%)
Females: 6,527 (49.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,051 (12,748 owner occupied, 303 renter occupied)
% of renters here: 2%
State: 26%

Median age of males: 38.2
Median age of females: 38.3

Average houshold size: 3.01
Average family size: 3.26

Population density: 359 people per square mile (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 1999:
This township: 2.6%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 1999:
This township: 1.2%
Whole state: 4.8%

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:
Notable location: West Branch Picnic Area.
Cemeteries: Clifton Cemetery, Paint Creek Cemetery, Kline Cemetery.
Lakes: Shoe Lake, Clam Lake, Tamarack Lake, Twin Lakes, Graham Lakes, Green Lake, Heart Lake, Indian Lake.

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $233,900

Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 4,160
One, attached: 8
3 or 4: 8
Mobile homes: 353

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,900

Housing units in Oakland charter township with a mortgage: 3,170 (232 second mortgage, 715 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 563

Most common first ancestries reported in Oakland charter township:
German (21.3%)
Polish (10.8%)
English (10.5%)
Italian (9.7%)
Irish (7.3%)
United States or American (6.6%)
Scottish (3.5%)

Means of transportation to work
Drove a car alone: 5,771 (92%)
Carpooled: 269 (4%)
Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0%)
Taxi: 3 (0%)
Walked: 31 (0%)
Other means: 6 (0%)
Worked at home: 171 (3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 337
Here: 17.2%
Michigan: 11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here: 11.7%
Michigan: 8.7%

Students in private undegraduate colleges: 118
Here: 18.5%
Michigan: 16.5%

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