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Overview

Introduction to Oak Park, Michigan

Oak Park, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 2 miles SE of Southfield, Michigan and 11 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is in the Detroit area. There are 29,793 residents in Oak Park.

Oak Park History

In the early 1800s the first European settlers began to arrive in the area around Oak Park. The city of Oak Park itself was first settled in in 1840. Major housing developments began to take place in 1914 and on May 3, 1927, Oak Park was incorporated as a town. On October 29, 1945, Oak Park was reincorporated as a city. In the 1950s major developments began to take place, and at one point of time, Oak Park was labeled the fastest growing city in America.

Oak Park and nearby Attractions

  • Fox Theater Building
  • Historic Fort Wayne
  • Cranbrook Art Museum
  • Detroit Science Center
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Eastern Market

Things To Do In Oak Park

The Fox Theater Building, the Historic Fort Wayne and Fair Lane are all close to the city. The Cranbrook Art Museum, the Ferndale Historical Museum, the Motorsports Hall of Fame, and the Cranbrook Institute of Science have some very interesting exhibits. Visitors with small children can spend a day at the Children's Museum, or visit the Detroit Zoo.

Oak Park Transportation

Detroit City Airport is the closest major airport to Oak Park.

Oak Park Higher Education

Lawrence Technological University and the Oakland Community College-Bloomfield Hills Campus are within the area.

People

Total Population29,727
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens14.2%
Employed Population 16+13,012
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,906
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,143
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$983
Median House Value$78,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.4%
US/American0.6%
English1.8%
Irish3.7%

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

Oak Park Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Southfield, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City11 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
CountyOakland
Standard Zip Codes48237
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.459
Longitude-83.182

Oak Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDETROIT CITY AP
Distance10.2 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
Distance17.4 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
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley15,178$89,815
Ferndale20,160$58,700
Huntington Woods6,333$130,208
Pleasant Ridge2,555$139,750
Royal Oak58,689$88,823
Southfield72,859$61,806

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

Oak Park Public Libraries

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Oak Park Public Library
14200 OAK PARK BOULEVARD
Oak Park, Michigan
(248) 691-7480

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Oak Park High Schools

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OAK PARK HIGH SCHOOL
13701 OAK PARK BOULEVARD
248-691-8412
Serves 1,388 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

ACADEMY OF MICHIGAN
20820 GREENFIELD
248-968-0440
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 530 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.5

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