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Overview

Introduction to Berkley, Michigan

Berkley, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles NW of Royal Oak, Michigan and 13 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit metropolitan statistical area.

Berkley History

Berkley was first settled in the year 1815. At that time, this area was the site of the Ottawa Indian Gardens. It also included a flowing artesian spring that provided the town's water supply until 1926. Berkley derived its name from a local farm. The area was incorporated as a village in 1923 and was reincorporated as a city in 1932.

Berkley and nearby Attractions

  • Berkley Historical Museum
  • Ferndale Historical Museum
  • Troy Museum & Historic Village
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Cranbrook House
  • Dodge 4 State Park

Things To Do In Berkley

The city boasts of nine parks that include tennis courts, horseshoe courts, picnic areas, multi-use turf areas and many other recreational facilities. Skaters can also visit the Berkley Ice Arena. Another popular tourist destination near the city is the Detroit Zoo.

Berkley Transportation

Detroit City Airport is nearby.

Berkley Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by the Lawrence Technological University, Oakland University, Henry Ford Community College, University of Phoenix - Detroit Campus, and many other colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 15,178
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,512
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 47.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,815
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,106
Median House Value $150,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 14.2%
Irish 18.1%

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

Berkley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Royal Oak, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Oakland
Standard Zip Codes 48072
Phone Area Codes 248
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.503
Longitude -83.183

Berkley 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 11.8 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 11.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly Hills 10,403 $129,683
Huntington Woods 6,333 $130,208
Lathrup Village 4,137 $113,996
Oak Park 29,727 $54,143
Royal Oak 58,689 $88,823
Southfield 72,859 $61,806

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

Berkley Public Libraries

Library
Berkley Public Library
3155 COOLIDGE HIGHWAY
Berkley, Michigan
(248) 546-2440
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Berkley High Schools

BERKLEY HIGH SCHOOL
2325 CATALPA DRIVE
248-837-8100
Serves 1,350 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

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