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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,360
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+9,082
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married49.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.8%
Median Earnings25+$53,668
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,318

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,579
% Above Poverty Level95.3%
% Below Poverty Level4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,093
Median House Value$188,200

Ancestry

Irish16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Polish13.7%
English10.6%
Italian8.3%
French Except Basque5.9%
Scottish4.9%
Dutch3.1%
Canadian2.4%
Russian1.6%
Swedish1.6%
Finnish1.3%
Arab1.2%
Norwegian1%
Czech1%
Slovak0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Lebanese0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Belgian0.6%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
African0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Australian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
South African0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
German0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Berkley Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyOakland County
Standard Zip Codes48072
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.49
Approximate Longitude-83.18

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)

StationPONTIAC STATE HOSPITAL
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip30 inches
StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDETROIT METRO AP
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp64 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly Hills10,440$149,929
Huntington Woods6,340$144,196
Lathrup Village4,150$113,269
Oak Park29,849$59,128
Royal Oak59,107$102,993
Southfield73,392$70,399

Berkley Public Libraries

Berkley Public Library
3155 COOLIDGE HIGHWAY
Berkley, Michigan
(248) 658-3440

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Berkley Public Schools

Anderson Middle School
3205 Catalpa Dr
ZIP: 48072
(248) 837-8200
Middle
Total Enrollment 639
Angell Elementary School
3849 Beverly Blvd
ZIP: 48072
(248) 837-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Berkley High School
2325 Catalpa Dr
ZIP: 48072
(248) 837-8100
High
Total Enrollment 1264
Pattengill School
3540 Morrison Ave
ZIP: 48072
(248) 837-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Rogers Elementary School
2265 Hamilton Ave
ZIP: 48072
(248) 837-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 389

Berkley Private Schools

Our Lady Of La Salette School
2219 Coolidge Hwy
ZIP: 48072
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
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