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Overview

Introduction to Rochester Hills, Michigan

Rochester Hills, Michigan is 23 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. Rochester Hills is an affluent suburb of the Metro Detroit area. The residents are primarily professional and skilled workers. The northwestern portion of the town features luxurious homes and communities. A large number of business executives working in Detroit as well as professional athletes reside in this section of town. Rochester Hills is home to numerous corporate headquarters from a variety of industries including electronic research, plastic injection molding, structural engineering, tool and die, distribution and computer technology.

Rochester Hills History

The first settlers arrived in 1817. They were primarily from the state of New York, England and Canada. In 1835 Avon Township was established and consisted primarily of family farms. The location of the township was chosen due to the three local creeks which could supply water power for the mills. In 1850 the saw mills were thriving. Beginning in the early 1900's residents began commuting to the factories in the nearby cities for work. Some community members sold their farmland and relocated to large, nearby cities. The farmland was purchased and converted to housing areas and huge estates.

Rochester Hills Attractions

  • Bloomer Park
  • Meadow Brook Hall is an impressive Tudor-revival style mansion situated at Oakland University
  • Yates Cider Mill features a petting farm and pony rides
  • Historic Stoney Creek Village
  • Family Festival
  • The Rochester Hills Museum is located at the historic Van Hoosen Farm which also includes a pioneer schoolhouse and the Van Hoosen Farmhouse
  • Sloan Museum
  • Walter P Chrysler Museum

Rochester Hills Activities

Thelma G. Spencer Park includes a lake with a beach area, boat rental, paths for walking and bicycle riding and recreational facilities. Borden Park is a notable location for athletic activities. It includes five soccer fields, lighted athletic fields, roller hockey rinks and other sports venues. Residents enjoy the walking path which traverses through the city. The nearby Paint Creek Trail is situated in a scenic wooded area along a stream. The close by Stony Creek Loop is located in a grassy meadow. Stony Creek Metropark Trail is a beautiful area which was formerly the estate of the Sheldon Family.

Rochester Hills Higher Education

Rochester College and Oakland University are located in the area.

People

Total Population 72,643
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 35,849
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54%
Median Earnings25+ $51,712
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,106
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,301

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,685
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,098
Median House Value $230,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 9.6%
Irish 11%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rochester Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles N of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48306, 48307, 48309
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48308
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.658
Longitude -83.15

Rochester Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Station DEARBORN
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rochester Hills, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Goodison (48306)

Oakland (48306)

Oakland Township (48306)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn Hills 22,085 $62,711
Bloomfield Hills 3,956 $232,813
Lake Angelus 269 $179,375
Rochester 12,909 $121,510
Troy 82,542 $101,098
Utica 4,794 $63,663

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Rochester Hills High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ROCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL
180 S. LIVERNOIS ROAD
248-726-5400
Serves 1,761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

ROCHESTER ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL
3200 W. TIENKEN ROAD
248-726-5200
Serves 1,393 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.9

STONEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
575 E. TIENKEN ROAD
248-726-5700
Serves 1,265 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

ALTERNATIVE CENTER FOR EDUCATION
1440 JOHN R ROAD
248-726-5900
A Non-traditional School
Serves 80 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

Rochester Hills Colleges

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