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Overview

Introduction to Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 12 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area. Royal Oak has a population of 60,062.

Royal Oak History

Royal Oak was initially incorporated as a village in the year 1891 and as a city in 1921. The name of the city originated in 1819 from one of Territorial Governor Lewis Cass' land surveying expeditions.

Royal Oak and nearby Attractions

  • Barton Park
  • Habatat Galleries Complex
  • Cody Park
  • Dondero Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Kenwood Park

Things To Do In Royal Oak

The recreation department of the city organizes a variety of activities for the city people, which includes golf lessons, youth activities, kids sports and picnics, among others. The city is home to several parks which make for great places to relax.

Royal Oak Transportation

The airport nearest to Royal Oak is Detroit City.

Royal Oak Higher Education

The institutes of higher education in the city are the David Pressley School of Cosmetology and the Infinity Institute of Hypnotherapy.

People

Total Population 58,689
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 35,053
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.5%
Median Earnings25+ $47,899
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,243

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,823
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.1%
Median Gross Rent $898
Median House Value $166,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 12%
Irish 15.7%

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

Royal Oak Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48067, 48073
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48068
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.489
Longitude -83.144

Royal Oak 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 DETROIT CITY AP
Distance 9.6 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 DETROIT METRO AP
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkley 15,178 $89,815
Ferndale 20,160 $58,700
Hazel Park 16,600 $46,554
Huntington Woods 6,333 $130,208
Madison Heights 30,123 $50,082
Pleasant Ridge 2,555 $139,750

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

Royal Oak Public Libraries

Library
Royal Oak Public Library
222 EAST ELEVEN MILE ROAD
Royal Oak, Michigan
(248) 246-3700
Library Web Site

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Royal Oak Hospitals

WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
3601 W THIRTEEN MILE RD
(248) 898-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Royal Oak High Schools

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CLARENCE M. KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL
1500 LEXINGTON BOULEVARD
248-435-8500
Serves 1,267 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

GEORGE A. DONDERO HIGH SCHOOL
709 N. WASHINGTON AVENUE
248-541-7100
Serves 870 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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