Oakland County, MI

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2021 Population
1.27M
1.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
41
0% 1-year change
2021 Poverty Rate
7.57%
2.66% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$86,275
5.75% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$268,600
6.25% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
656,612
1.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Oakland County, MI had a population of 1.27M people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $86,275. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Oakland County, MI grew from 1.26M to 1.27M, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $81,587 to $86,275, a 5.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oakland County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.81%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), and White (Hispanic) (2.37%).

None of the households in Oakland County, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.9% of the residents in Oakland County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oakland County, MI are Oakland University (4,697 degrees awarded in 2021), Oakland Community College (2,273 degrees), and Lawrence Technological University (673 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Oakland County, MI was $268,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Oakland County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Oakland County, MI was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Oakland County, MI is home to a population of 1.27M people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 13% of Oakland County, MI residents were born outside of the country (166k people).

In 2021, there were 5.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (898k people) in Oakland County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 99.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2021 Citizenship
93.9%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.9% of Oakland County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Oakland County, MI was 93.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oakland County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    898k ± 1.51k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    167k ± 1.9k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    99.3k ± 1.15k
4.43%
Hispanic Population
56.3k people

In 2021, there were 5.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (898k people) in Oakland County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 167k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 99.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.43% of the people in Oakland County, MI are hispanic (56.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Oakland County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,412 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,245 ± 6,753 people
  3. Iraq
    59,562 ± 5,974 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,412 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,245 and Iraq with 59,562.

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Foreign-Born Population

13%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
166k people
13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
163k people

As of 2021, 13% of Oakland County, MI residents (166k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oakland County, MI was 13%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,752 ± 852
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,997 ± 659
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,829 ± 659

Oakland County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Oakland County, MI employs 657k people. The largest industries in Oakland County, MI are Manufacturing (131,739 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (91,305 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (71,066 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,179), Manufacturing ($88,629), and Utilities ($87,011).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,616. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

657k
2021 Value
± 6,122
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 1.27%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Oakland County, MI grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 647k employees to 657k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oakland County, MI, are Management Occupations (89,488 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (66,606 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (65,501 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oakland County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

657k
2021 Value
± 6,122
1.53%
1 Year growth
± 1.27%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Oakland County, MI grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 647k employees to 657k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oakland County, MI, are Manufacturing (131,739 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (91,305 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (71,066 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oakland County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Oakland County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$66,791
Median earning men ± $932
$41,845
Median earning women ± $718

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($95,076), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,520), and Public Administration ($79,754).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($69,119), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,573), and Public Administration ($56,379).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 19,901
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 11,927
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 9,586
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $18.3M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. $15.8M
    Manufacturing
  3. $15.1M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $217B
  2. $58.2B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $217B, followed by Machinery ($58.2B) and Mixed freight ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$667B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
74% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $667B. This is expected to increase 74% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $37.2B
  2. $33.2B
  3. $31.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.2B, followed by Indiana with $33.2B and Texas and $31.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oakland County, MI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.945%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Oakland County, MI awarded 10,563 degrees. The student population of Oakland County, MI in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 17,850 male students and 22,610 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oakland County, MI are White (6,880 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (1,454 and 14.8%), Asian (435 and 4.42%), and Unknown (405 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in Oakland County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Oakland University (4,697 and 44.5%), Oakland Community College (2,273 and 21.5%), and Lawrence Technological University (673 and 6.37%).

The most popular majors in Oakland County, MI are Registered Nursing (709 and 6.71%), General Business Administration & Management (649 and 6.14%), and HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology (509 and 4.82%).

The median tuition costs in Oakland County, MI are $22,624 for private four year colleges, and $15,135 and $24,735 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Oakland County, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 40,460 (44.1% men and 55.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 40,460 students enrolled in Oakland County, MI, 44.1% men and 55.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,158 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 589 degrees awarded
  2. 285 degrees awarded
  3. 228 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oakland County, MI was Registered Nursing with 589 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Oakland County, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,697 degrees awarded
  2. 2,273 degrees awarded
  3. 673 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oakland University with 4,697 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 4,388 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oakland County, MI, which is 0.711 times less than the 6,175 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,880 degrees mean that there were 4.73 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,454 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,624) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,391) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.76% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.3M), Some college (1.94M), and Bachelors Degree (1.38M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Oakland County, MI was $268,600 in 2021, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $252,800 to $268,600, a 6.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Oakland County, MI is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Oakland County, MI have an average commute time of 26.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oakland County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oakland County, MI is $86,275. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Oakland County, MI was Census Tract 1510 with a value of $235,139, followed by Census Tract 1502 and Census Tract 1526, with respective values of $229,018 and $215,982.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oakland County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.01%.

Property

$268,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$1,982
$373,294
Median Property Taxes
±$3,785

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oakland County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oakland County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2021
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.7% of the housing units in Oakland County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1510
  2. Census Tract 1502
  3. Census Tract 1526

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oakland County, MI was Census Tract 1510 with a value of $235,139, followed by Census Tract 1502 and Census Tract 1526, with respective values of $229,018 and $215,982.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Oakland County, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$86,275
Median Household Income
± $1,036
4.5M
Number of Households
± 13,141

In 2021, the median household income of the 4.5M households in Oakland County, MI grew to $86,275 from the previous year's value of $81,587.

The following chart displays the households in Oakland County, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oakland County, MI is from Michigan.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2021, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.592% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.5%)

In 2021, 78.9% of workers in Oakland County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oakland County, MI have a shorter commute time (26.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Oakland County, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Oakland County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Oakland County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Oakland County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.01%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.57% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oakland County, MI (95.4k out of 1.26M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oakland County, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 7.8% of the children was living in poverty in Oakland County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 178 in Oakland County, MI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 68.7 per 100,000 population.

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95.9% of the population of Oakland County, MI has health coverage, with 59.9% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see 690 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

690 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oakland County, MI

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see an average of 690 patients per year. This represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oakland County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.12%
Uninsured
59.9%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.57%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oakland County, MI declined by 1.95% from 4.21% to 4.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oakland County, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.5 in Oakland County, MI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Oakland County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.74% in Oakland County, MI.

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