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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,824
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+14,167
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,120

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,551
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$989
Median House Value$90,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59%
Polish5.1%
Russian4.8%
German4.7%
Irish3.5%
Arab2.6%
African2.5%
West Indian1.6%
English1.5%
Iraqi1.3%
Italian1.2%
Haitian1%
Scottish1%
Ukrainian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Czech0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Jordanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Oak Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48237
Phone Area Codes248,586,734,313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate Longitude-83.18

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
Berkley15,269$92,473
Ferndale20,159$75,252
Huntington Woods6,347$142,330
Pleasant Ridge2,365$130,000
Royal Oak58,973$97,309
Southfield73,228$66,375

Oak Park Public Libraries

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

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Oak Park Public Schools

Crescent Academy - High School
13400 Oak Park Boulevard
ZIP: 48237
(248) 423-4581
High
Total Enrollment 152
Einstein Elementary School
14001 Northend Ave
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7640
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Ferndale Adult Education
22001 Republic Ave
ZIP: 48237
(248) 546-6832
High
Great Oaks Day Treatment Program
22180 Parklawn St
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7676
High
Total Enrollment 7
John F. Kennedy School
24220 Rosewood St
ZIP: 48237
(248) 547-0880
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Key Elementary School
23400 Jerome St
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7610
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Norup International School
14450 Manhattan St
ZIP: 48237
(248) 837-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Nova Discipline Academy
22180 Parklawn, 13900 Granzon
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7650
Other
Total Enrollment 126
Oak Park Alternative Education Center
12901 Albany
ZIP: 48237
(248) 291-6722
High
Total Enrollment 473
Oak Park High School
13701 Oak Park Blvd
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7740
High
Total Enrollment 1616
Oak Park Preparatory Academy
23261 Scotia Rd
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7620
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Oak Park Virtual Academy
12901 Albany St
ZIP: 48237
(586) 933-6075
Other
Total Enrollment 112
Pepper Elementary School
24301 Church St
ZIP: 48237
(248) 336-7680
Primary
Total Enrollment 428

Oak Park Private Schools

Beth Jacob School
14390 W 10 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48237
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 331
Harmony Montessori Center
26341 Coolidge Hwy
ZIP: 48237
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Yeshiva Gedolah Ateres Mordechai
24600 Greenfield Rd
ZIP: 48237
Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
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