Royal Oak, MI

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Population

58,973

0.255% growth

Median Age

36.2


Median Household Income

$74,140

8.23% growth

Poverty Rate

7.01%


Number of Employees

36,068

0.521% growth

Median Property Value

$191,700

9.42% growth

About

In 2017, Royal Oak, MI had a population of 59k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $74,140. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Royal Oak, MI grew from 58,823 to 58,973, a 0.255% increase and its median household income grew from $68,504 to $74,140, a 8.23% increase.

The population of Royal Oak, MI is 88.3% White Alone, 3.85% Asian Alone, and 3.25% Black or African American Alone. 7.4% of the people in Royal Oak, MI speak a non-English language, and 96.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Royal Oak, MI are David Pressley School of Cosmetology (101 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Royal Oak, MI is $191,700, and the homeownership rate is 66.2%. Most people in Royal Oak, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Royal Oak, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Royal Oak, MI employs 36.1k people. The largest industries in Royal Oak, MI are Manufacturing (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,778 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,885 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($76,199), Public Administration ($69,200), and Utilities ($67,604).

Median household income in Royal Oak, MI is $74,140. Males in Royal Oak, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,762. The income inequality in Royal Oak, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$74,140

2017 value

± $2,475

8.23%

1 Year Growth

± 4.12%

Households in Royal Oak, MI have a median annual income of $74,140, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $68,504 in 2016, which represents a 8.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,869

Average Male Salary

± $1,109

$46,762

Average Female Salary

± $850

In 2017, full-time male employees in Royal Oak, MI made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,263 ± $4,415

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $48,644 ± $58,127

  3. White

    $48,289 ± $702

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Royal Oak, MI workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Royal Oak, MI is from Michigan.

0.476

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1840

  2. Census Tract 1838

  3. Census Tract 1837

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Royal Oak, MI was Census Tract 1840 with a value of $96,591, followed by Census Tract 1838 and Census Tract 1837, with respective values of $77,741 and $73,700.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.01% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Royal Oak, MI (4.11k out of 58.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,422 ± 385

  2. Black

    282 ± 144

  3. Asian

    270 ± 170

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Royal Oak, MI is White, followed by Black and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

36.1k

2017 Value

± 1,175

0.521%

1 Year growth

± 4.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Royal Oak, MI grew at a rate of 0.521%, from 35.9k employees to 36.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Royal Oak, MI, are Management Occupations (4,875 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,201 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,748 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Royal Oak, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Royal Oak, MI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (4,875 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,201 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,748 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Royal Oak, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3.43 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.17 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.01 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Royal Oak, MI, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($81,094), Management Occupations ($80,229), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,803).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36.1k

2017 Value

± 1,175

0.521%

1 Year growth

± 4.67%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Royal Oak, MI grew at a rate of 0.521%, from 35.9k employees to 36.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Royal Oak, MI, are Manufacturing (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,778 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,885 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Royal Oak, MI, though some of these residents may live in Royal Oak, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Royal Oak, MI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,278 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,778 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,885 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Royal Oak, MI has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.03 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.93 times), and Manufacturing (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Royal Oak, MI, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($76,199), Public Administration ($69,200), and Utilities ($67,604).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight with $35.4B and Machinery and $31.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Royal Oak, MI has health coverage, with 66.6% on employee plans, 5.42% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.386% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Royal Oak, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Royal Oak, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.77%

Uninsured

66.6%

Employer Coverage

5.42%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

0.386%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Royal Oak, MI declined by 23.8% from 6.26% to 4.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Royal Oak, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Royal Oak, MI is home to a population of 59k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.01% of Royal Oak, MI residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Royal Oak, MI is composed of 52.1k White Alone residents (88.3%), 2.27k Asian Alone residents (3.85%), 1.92k Black or African American Alone residents (3.25%), 1.51k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.56%), 1.03k Two or More Races residents (1.75%), 112 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0627%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Royal Oak, MI are Other Indo-European Languages (613 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (567 speakers), and German (387 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Royal Oak, MI was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Royal Oak, MI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Royal Oak, MI residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 8.01% of Royal Oak, MI residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Royal Oak, MI was 7.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    76,763 ± 6,776 people

  2. India

    66,881 ± 6,328 people

  3. Iraq

    54,355 ± 5,708 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Royal Oak, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 76,763 Royal Oak, MI residents, followed by India with 66,881 and Iraq with 54,355.

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Citizenship

96.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.3% of Royal Oak, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Royal Oak, MI was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52.1k ± 694

  2. Asian Alone

    2.27k ± 477

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.92k ± 412

In 2017, there were 22.9 times more White Alone residents (52.1k people) in Royal Oak, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.27k Asian Alone and 1.92k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Royal Oak, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Other Indo-European Languages

    613 speakers (1.1%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    567 speakers (1.02%)

  3. German

    387 speakers (0.694%)

7.4% of Royal Oak, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Royal Oak, MI was Other Indo-European Languages. 1.1% of the overall population of Royal Oak, MI are native Other Indo-European Languages speakers. 1.02% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.694% speak Other Indo-European Languages, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    843 ± 188

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    307 ± 104

  3. Korea

    300 ± 94

Royal Oak, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Royal Oak, MI awarded 101 degrees. The student population of Royal Oak, MI is skewed towards women, with 10 male students and 187 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Royal Oak, MI are White (47 and 47%), followed by Black or African American (42 and 42%), Two or More Races (4 and 4%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 3%).

The largest universities in Royal Oak, MI by number of degrees awarded are David Pressley School of Cosmetology (101 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Royal Oak, MI are General Cosmetology (70 and 69.3%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (24 and 23.8%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (7 and 6.93%).

The median tuition costs in Royal Oak, MI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 70 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Royal Oak, MI was General Cosmetology with 70 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Royal Oak, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

101 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Royal Oak, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was David Pressley School of Cosmetology with 101 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

100

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Royal Oak, MI, which is 0.01 times less than the 100 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    47 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Royal Oak, MI were to White students. These 47 degrees mean that there were 1.12 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Royal Oak, MI was $191,700 in 2017, which is 0.881 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $175,200 to $191,700, a 9.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Royal Oak, MI is 66.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Royal Oak, MI have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Royal Oak, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$74,140

Median Household Income

± $2,475

28.5k

Number of Households

± 981

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.5k households in Royal Oak, MI grew to $74,140 from the previous year's value of $68,504.

The following chart displays the households in Royal Oak, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$191,700

2017 Median

± $2,875

$175,200

2016 Median

± $3,121

In 2017, the median property value in Royal Oak, MI grew to to $191,700 from the previous year's value of $175,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Royal Oak, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Royal Oak, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Royal Oak, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Royal Oak, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.2%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.2% of the housing units in Royal Oak, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Royal Oak, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Royal Oak, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Royal Oak, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Royal Oak, MI have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.73% of the workforce in Royal Oak, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.1%

  2. Carpooled

    5.57%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Royal Oak, MI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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