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Oakland County, MI&

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0.36% growth
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Median Household Income
1.02% growth
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1.74% growth
Median Property Value
12.8% growth

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The economy of Oakland County, MI employs 626,676 people. The economy of Oakland County, MI is specialized in Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.88; 1.34; and 1.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Oakland County, MI are Manufacturing (113,156), Healthcare & Social Assistance (92,650), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (62,443), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($90,000), Utilities ($72,405), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,470).

Median household income in Oakland County, MI is $69,998. Males in Oakland County, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,760. The income inequality of Oakland County, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Oakland County, MI. In Oakland County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 146 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,286. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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Oakland County, MI is home to a population of 1.24M people, from which 94.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Oakland County, MI is composed of 904,222 White residents (72.8%), 173,585 Black residents (14%), 84,834 Asian residents (6.83%), 47,881 Hispanic residents (3.85%), and 27,057 Two+ residents (2.18%). The most common foreign languages in Oakland County, MI are Spanish (28,638 speakers), Arabic (18,582 speakers), and Other Asian (12,455 speakers), but compared to other places, Oakland County, MI has a relative high number of Other (10,963 speakers), Other Indo-European (9,926 speakers), and Arabic (18,582 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Oakland County, MI awarded 12,610 degrees. The student population of Oakland County, MI is skewed towards females, with 4,990 male students and 7,620 female students. Most students in Oakland County, MI are White (7,498 and 59.5%), followed by Black or African American (2,371 and 18.8%), Unknown (1,261 and 10%), and Asian (416 and 3.3%). The largest universities in Oakland County, MI by number of graduates are Oakland University (3,826 and 30.3%), Oakland Community College (2,954 and 23.4%), and Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration (907 and 7.19%). The most popular majors in Oakland County, MI are Registered Nursing (452 and 3.58%), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (259 and 2.05%), and General Business Administration & Management (220 and 1.74%). The median tuition costs in Oakland County, MI are $29,580 for private four year colleges, and $12,431 and $24,736 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oakland County, MI is $217,400, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $192,800 to $217,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate of Oakland County, MI is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Oakland County, MI have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oakland County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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