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Overview

Introduction to Rochester Hills, Michigan

Rochester Hills, Michigan is 23 miles N of Detroit, Michigan. Rochester Hills is an affluent suburb of the Metro Detroit area. The residents are primarily professional and skilled workers. The northwestern portion of the town features luxurious homes and communities. A large number of business executives working in Detroit as well as professional athletes reside in this section of town. Rochester Hills is home to numerous corporate headquarters from a variety of industries including electronic research, plastic injection molding, structural engineering, tool and die, distribution and computer technology.

Rochester Hills History

The first settlers arrived in 1817. They were primarily from the state of New York, England and Canada. In 1835 Avon Township was established and consisted primarily of family farms. The location of the township was chosen due to the three local creeks which could supply water power for the mills. In 1850 the saw mills were thriving. Beginning in the early 1900's residents began commuting to the factories in the nearby cities for work. Some community members sold their farmland and relocated to large, nearby cities. The farmland was purchased and converted to housing areas and huge estates.

Rochester Hills Attractions

  • Bloomer Park
  • Meadow Brook Hall is an impressive Tudor-revival style mansion situated at Oakland University
  • Yates Cider Mill features a petting farm and pony rides
  • Historic Stoney Creek Village
  • Family Festival
  • The Rochester Hills Museum is located at the historic Van Hoosen Farm which also includes a pioneer schoolhouse and the Van Hoosen Farmhouse
  • Sloan Museum
  • Walter P Chrysler Museum

Rochester Hills Activities

Thelma G. Spencer Park includes a lake with a beach area, boat rental, paths for walking and bicycle riding and recreational facilities. Borden Park is a notable location for athletic activities. It includes five soccer fields, lighted athletic fields, roller hockey rinks and other sports venues. Residents enjoy the walking path which traverses through the city. The nearby Paint Creek Trail is situated in a scenic wooded area along a stream. The close by Stony Creek Loop is located in a grassy meadow. Stony Creek Metropark Trail is a beautiful area which was formerly the estate of the Sheldon Family.

Rochester Hills Higher Education

Rochester College and Oakland University are located in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population72,987
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+35,817
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.3%
Median Earnings25+$53,685
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,513
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,103

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,964
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,148
Median House Value$247,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
German18.9%
Polish11.3%
Irish10.7%
English9.1%
Italian7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish3.1%
Canadian2%
Arab1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Russian1.2%
Belgian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Romanian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Czech0.5%
US/American0.5%
Macedonian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
African0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Iraqi0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Australian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Rochester Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48307, 48309, 48306
Phone Area Codes248
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-83.12

Rochester Hills 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
Distance7.7 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
Distance19.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip0 inches
StationDEARBORN
Distance24 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn Hills22,342$64,569
Bloomfield Hills3,984$240,469
Lake Angelus260$187,500
Rochester12,969$121,783
Troy82,982$106,282
Utica4,838$70,625

Rochester Hills Public Schools

Brewster Elementary School
1535 Brewster Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Hart Middle School
6500 Sheldon Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1136
Musson Elementary School
3500 Dutton Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Rochester Adams High School
3200 West Tienken Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1567
Stoney Creek High School
575 East Tienken Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1606
Van Hoosen Middle School
1339 North Adams Rd
ZIP: 48306
(248) 726-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
Alternative Center For Education
1440 John R Rd
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-5900
High
Total Enrollment 95
Brooklands Elementary School
490 East Auburn Rd
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Hamlin Elementary School
270 West Hamlin Rd
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Hampton Elementary School
530 Hampton Cir
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
North Hill Elementary School
1385 Mahaffy Ave
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Reuther Middle School
1430 East Auburn Rd
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 632
Rochester High School
180 South Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48307
(248) 726-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1572
Avondale Academy
1435 W. Auburn Road
ZIP: 48309
(248) 537-6600
High
Total Enrollment 170
Avondale Middle School
1445 West Auburn Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 537-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Deerfield Elementary School
3600 Crooks Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 537-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Long Meadow Elementary School
450 Allston Dr
ZIP: 48309
(248) 726-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Meadow Brook Elementary School
2350 Munster Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 726-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Rochester Adult Education
1435 W Auburn Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 726-5950
High
Total Enrollment 22
University Hills Elem. School
600 Croydon Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 726-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
West Middle School
500 Old Perch Rd
ZIP: 48309
(248) 726-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 861

Rochester Hills Private Schools

Holy Family Regional School
2633 John R Rd
ZIP: 48307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1031
Oakland Steiner School
3976 S Livernois Rd
ZIP: 48307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 70
Brookfield Academy - Rochester Hills
1263 S Adams Rd
ZIP: 48309
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
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