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Statistics and Facts of Rochester Hills Michigan

History
The first European settlers were James Graham and Samuel S. Hubbell, both arriving in 1820. Avon Township was organized in 1835. Rochester incorporated as a village within the township in 1869. The township adopted a charter in 1948 under the Home Rule Act. In 1966, Rochester residents voted to become a city, effective in February 1967. As a result, Rochester residents no longer had to pay property taxes to the township.

In 1967, the township filed a petition to become a city. In January 1968, township voters approve the petition to move forward with seeking city status. Three proposed city charters were voted down by residents, the first in March 1969, the second in May 1970, and the third in September 1971. The city of Rochester then sought to annex all of the township, which was unanimously denied by the Michigan Boundary Commission. In 1972, petitions were filed to consolidate Avon Township and Rochester. In April 1974, the consolidation petition lost by 350 votes in the township, while passing by four votes in Rochester. In May 1974, Rochester's petition to annex of Avon Township was approved by the Michigan Boundaries Commission. The township became Avon Charter Township in August 1978. Court challenges to the 1974 annexation continued until November 1981, when the township was ordered to surrender the annexed property.

In May 1984, township voters approved a city charter. On November 20, 1984 the township became the City of Rochester Hills. However, discussions of consolidation with Rochester continued, and in 1987, voters in both cities decisively rejected consolidation.

Notable current & former residents
Craig Owens, lead singer of Chiodos and Cinematic Sunrise
Frank Beckmann, TV host/sports announcer
Lomas Brown, former Detroit Lions offensive tackle
Paul Davis, professional basketball player
Gary Danielson, sportscaster and former Detroit Lions Quarterback
Todd Eldridge, Olympic figure skater
Gordon R. England, former Secretary of the Navy
Amy Frazier, professional tennis player
Bradon Gadberry, Guess Model/Actor
Greg Johnson, professional hockey player
Brad Keselowski, NASCAR driver
Walt Kowalczyk, professional American football player
Martin Lapointe, professional hockey player
Madonna (Ciccone), singer/entertainer
Rick Mahorn, professional basketball player
Zachary-John Alexander Manfredi, 2007 Rhodes Scholar
Danny Manning, professional basketball player
Marshall Bruce Mathers III aka Eminem entertainer
Terry Mills professional basketball player
Nazr Mohammed, professional basketball player
Karen Moncrieff, actress/director
Karen Newman, Detroit Red Wings singer/actress
Spencer Redford, actress
Walter Reuther, union organizer
Kerry Roop, former USA and World Champion kickboxer
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder - Miss Michigan Teen USA 2001
Barry Sanders, former professional American football player
Charlie Sanders, former professional American football player
Mary Jo Sanders, professional boxer (daughter of Charlie Sanders)
Bob Seger, an American rock musician
Ron Teachworth, educator, artist, writer and filmmaker
Peter Vanderkaay, Olympic swimmer
Rasheed Wallace, professional basketball player
Aileen Wuornos, serial killer

Population (year 2000): 68,825. Estimated population in July 2006: 69,833 (+1.5% change)

Males: 33,539 (48.7%)
Females: 35,286 (51.3%)

Oakland County

Median resident age: 38.1 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48309

Estimated median household income in 2005: $80,937 (it was $74,912 in 2000)
Rochester Hills $80,937
Michigan: $46,039

Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $272,300 (it was $226,200 in 2000)
Rochester Hills $272,300
Michigan: $149,300

Median gross rent in 2005: $882.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2005: 4.7%

Ancestries: German (23.0%), Irish (14.1%), English (13.5%), Polish (12.3%), Italian (9.0%), French (5.2%).

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 32.8 square miles. Population density: 2130 people per square mile (low).

For population 25 years and over in Rochester Hills
High school or higher: 92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 18.9%
Unemployed: 2.4%

Mean travel time to work: 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rochester Hills city
Never married: 21.6%
Now married: 64.4%
Separated: 0.5%
Widowed: 5.6%
Divorced: 8.0%

8,368 residents are foreign born.
This city: 12.2%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2005: $3,479 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2005: $2,257 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (19.6 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Rochester, MI (2.5 miles ), Auburn Hills, MI (5.8 miles ), Troy, MI (6.0 miles ), Shelby, MI (8.6 miles ), Bloomfield Hills, MI (8.7 miles ), Clawson, MI (9.0 miles ), Birmingham, MI (9.2 miles ), Pontiac, MI (9.3 miles ).

Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 83.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,101 (-10.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,306 (17.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 248

Hospitals/medical centers near Rochester Hills:
WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; TROY, MI)
PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI)
NORTH OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTERS (about 10 miles; PONTIAC, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rochester Hills:
OAKLAND COUNTY INTERNATIONAL (about 18 miles; PONTIAC, MI; ID: PTK)
DETROIT CITY (about 22 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DET)
DETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY (about 35 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: DTW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rochester Hills:
OAKLAND/TROY (about 10 miles; TROY, MI; ID: 7D2)
BERZ-MACOMB (about 15 miles; DETROIT, MI; ID: UIZ)
ROMEO STATE (about 16 miles; ROMEO, MI; ID: D98)

Amtrak stations near Rochester Hills:
9 miles: BIRMINGHAM (449 S. ETON ST.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
10 miles: PONTIAC (1600 WIDE TRACK DR.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
13 miles: ROYAL OAK (201 S. SHERMAN DR.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.rochesterhills.org

Colleges/Universities in Rochester Hills:
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 11,424; Public; Website: www.oakland.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
ROCHESTER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 630; Location: 800 W AVON RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rc.edu)
MICHIGAN MONTESSORI TEACHER EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 1263 S ADAMS RD; Private, not-for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Rochester Hills:
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-DETROIT CAMPUS (about 5 miles; TROY, MI; Full-time enrollment: 2,090)
OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE-BLOOMFIELD HILLS CAMPUS (about 8 miles; BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI; FT enrollment: 11,634)
LAWRENCE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; SOUTHFIELD, MI; FT enrollment: 2,479)
MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WARREN, MI; FT enrollment: 11,057)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 23 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 6,572)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DEARBORN (about 25 miles; DEARBORN, MI; FT enrollment: 5,574)

Public high schools in Rochester Hills:
ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,761; Location: 180 S. LIVERNOIS ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ROCHESTER ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,393; Location: 3200 W. TIENKEN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
STONEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,265; Location: 575 E. TIENKEN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
ALTERNATIVE CENTER FOR EDUCATION (Students: 80; Location: 1440 JOHN R ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)

Private high school in Rochester Hills:
ROCHESTER HILLS CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 260; Location: 3300 S LIVERNOIS ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Rochester Hills:
HART MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,000; Location: 6500 SHELDON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 883; Location: 500 OLD PERCH ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
VAN HOOSEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 1339 N. ADAMS ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
REUTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 725; Location: 1430 E. AUBURN ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
AVONDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 628; Location: 1445 W. AUBURN ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
MEADOWS UPPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 1435 W. AUBURN ROAD; Grades: 05 - 06)
NORTH HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 1385 MAHAFFEY AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
LONG MEADOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 450 ALLSTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
BROOKLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 540; Location: 490 E. AUBURN ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
HAMLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 531; Location: 270 W. HAMLIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)

Private elementary/middle school in Rochester Hills:
OAKLAND STEINER SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 3976 S LIVERNOIS RD; Grades: PK - 8)

Average household size:
This city: 2.6 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city: 72.1%
Whole state: 68.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city: 2.8%
Whole state: 5.3%

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