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Overview

Introduction to Royal Oak, Michigan

Royal Oak, Michigan, in Oakland county, is 12 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan The people of the city are in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Royal Oak History

Royal Oak was initially incorporated as a village in the year 1891 and as a city in 1921. The name of the city originated in 1819 from one of Territorial Governor Lewis Cass' land surveying expeditions.

Royal Oak and nearby Attractions

  • Barton Park
  • Habatat Galleries Complex
  • Cody Park
  • Dondero Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Kenwood Park

Things To Do In Royal Oak

The recreation department of the city organizes a variety of activities for the city people, which includes golf lessons, youth activities, kids sports and picnics, among others. The city is home to several parks which make for great places to relax.

Royal Oak Transportation

The airport nearest to Royal Oak is Detroit City.

Royal Oak Higher Education

The institutes of higher education in the city are the David Pressley School of Cosmetology and the Infinity Institute of Hypnotherapy.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,823
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+35,373
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.4%
Median Earnings25+$49,533
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,726
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,920

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,047
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone41.1%
Median Gross Rent$947
Median House Value$175,200

Ancestry

German22.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.9%
Irish14.7%
Polish13.1%
English12.3%
Italian8.3%
Scottish4.7%
French Except Basque4.6%
Arab2.3%
Canadian2.1%
Russian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Finnish1.3%
Lebanese1.3%
Albanian1.1%
Hungarian1%
Greek0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Belgian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Romanian0.6%
US/American0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Maltese0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Iraqi0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
African0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Royal Oak Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oakland County
Standard Zip Codes48067, 48073
P.O. Box Zip Codes48068
Phone Area Codes248,313
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.5
Approximate Longitude-83.15

Royal Oak 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
Distance9.6 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
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance28.2 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
Berkley15,239$89,672
Ferndale20,167$64,489
Hazel Park16,587$44,039
Huntington Woods6,330$138,750
Madison Heights30,168$55,404
Pleasant Ridge2,562$143,125

Royal Oak Public Libraries

Royal Oak Public Library
222 EAST ELEVEN MILE ROAD
Royal Oak, Michigan
(248) 246-3700

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Royal Oak Hospitals

Beaumont Health System
(Non-profit)
3601 W Thirteen Mile Rd

Royal Oak Public Schools

Royal Oak Middle School
709 North Washington Ave
ZIP: 48067
(248) 435-8400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1055
Keller Elementary
1505 North Campbell Rd
ZIP: 48067
(248) 542-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Oakland Elementary School
2415 Brockton Ave
ZIP: 48067
(248) 542-4406
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Royal Oak High School
1500 Lexington Blvd
ZIP: 48073
(248) 435-8500
High
Total Enrollment 1278
Oak Ridge Elementary School
506 East 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48073
(248) 588-8353
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Alfred E. Upton Elementary School
4400 Mandalay Ave
ZIP: 48073
(248) 549-4968
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Addams Elementary And Ecc
2222 West Webster Rd
ZIP: 48073
(248) 288-3100
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Churchill Community Ed. Center
707 Girard Ave
ZIP: 48073
(248) 588-5050
High
Total Enrollment 124
Northwood Elementary School
926 West 12 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48073
(248) 541-0229
Primary
Total Enrollment 490

Royal Oak Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
2203 E 11 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Shrine Catholic Grade School
1621 Linwood Ave
ZIP: 48067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 478
St Mary Catholic School
628 S Lafayette Ave
ZIP: 48067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 207
St Paul Lutheran School
508 S Williams St
ZIP: 48067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
Sterling South - Oakland Campus
1025 N Sherman Dr
ZIP: 48067
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
Shrine Catholic High School
3500 W 13 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48073
Secondary
Total Enrollment 412
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