Royal Oak, MI

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2022 Population
58,053
0.54% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.9
0.279% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.5%
3.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$92,799
6.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$289,800
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Royal Oak, MI had a population of 58.1k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $92,799. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Royal Oak, MI declined from 58,368 to 58,053, a −0.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $87,316 to $92,799, a 6.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Royal Oak, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.46%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), and White (Hispanic) (1.99%).

None of the households in Royal Oak, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Royal Oak, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Royal Oak, MI are David Pressley School of Cosmetology (202 degrees awarded in 2022) and Elevate Salon Institute (124 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Royal Oak, MI was $289,800, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Royal Oak, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Royal Oak, MI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Royal Oak, MI is home to a population of 58.1k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.65% of Royal Oak, MI residents were born outside of the country (3.86k people).

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.2k people) in Royal Oak, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Royal Oak, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Royal Oak, MI was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Royal Oak, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.2k ± 1.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 836
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.03k ± 407
4.39%
Hispanic Population
2.55k people

In 2022, there were 15.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.2k people) in Royal Oak, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.03k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.39% of the people in Royal Oak, MI are hispanic (2.55k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Royal Oak, MI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.86k people
7.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.21k people

As of 2022, 6.65% of Royal Oak, MI residents (3.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Royal Oak, MI was 7.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    664 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    370 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    189 ± 89

Royal Oak, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Royal Oak, MI employs 36.9k people. The largest industries in Royal Oak, MI are Manufacturing (7,515 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,663 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,316 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($95,680), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($90,110), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($90,110).

Occupations

36.9k
2022 Value
± 1,378
−0.308%
1 Year decline
± 5.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Royal Oak, MI declined at a rate of −0.308%, from 37k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Royal Oak, MI, are Management Occupations (5,088 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (4,271 people), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (3,381 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Royal Oak, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.9k
2022 Value
± 1,378
−0.308%
1 Year decline
± 5.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Royal Oak, MI declined at a rate of −0.308%, from 37k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Royal Oak, MI, are Manufacturing (7,515 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,663 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,316 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$80,075
Median earning men ± $3,886
$52,860
Median earning women ± $2,364

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($100,871), Manufacturing ($97,871), and Wholesale Trade ($95,625).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($84,176), Public Administration ($72,500), and Construction ($69,099).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Royal Oak, MI awarded 326 degrees. The student population of Royal Oak, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 7 male students and 394 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Royal Oak, MI are Black or African American (143 and 43.9%), followed by White (138 and 42.3%), Hispanic or Latino (22 and 6.75%), and Two or More Races (8 and 2.45%).

The largest universities in Royal Oak, MI by number of degrees awarded are David Pressley School of Cosmetology (202 and 62%) and Elevate Salon Institute (124 and 38%).

The most popular majors in Royal Oak, MI are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (210 and 64.4%), General Cosmetology (106 and 32.5%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (6 and 1.84%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Royal Oak, MI was $289,800 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $249,900 to $289,800, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Royal Oak, MI is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Royal Oak, MI have an average commute time of 24.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Royal Oak, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Royal Oak, MI is $92,799. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Royal Oak, MI was Census Tract 1845 with a value of $111,076, followed by Census Tract 1840 and Census Tract 1841, with respective values of $107,361 and $107,308.

Property

$289,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,882
$18,968
Median Property Taxes
±$873

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Royal Oak, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1845
  2. Census Tract 1840
  3. Census Tract 1841

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Royal Oak, MI was Census Tract 1845 with a value of $111,076, followed by Census Tract 1840 and Census Tract 1841, with respective values of $107,361 and $107,308.

The following map shows all of the places in Royal Oak, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$92,799
Median Household Income
± $3,664
29k
Number of Households
± 1,214

In 2022, the median household income of the 29k households in Royal Oak, MI grew to $92,799 from the previous year's value of $87,316.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Royal Oak, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (19.5%)
  3. Carpooled (3.52%)

In 2022, 74.6% of workers in Royal Oak, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (19.5%) and those who carpooled to work (3.52%).

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Commute Time

24.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Royal Oak, MI have a shorter commute time (24.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Royal Oak, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Royal Oak, MI (3.76k out of 57.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

97.5% of the population of Royal Oak, MI has health coverage, with 67.2% on employee plans, 6.22% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 0.458% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see 690 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oakland County, MI

Primary care physicians in Oakland County, MI see an average of 690 patients per year. This represents a 2.54% decrease from the previous year (708 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oakland County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 15.2% under 18 years, 33.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.45%
Uninsured
67.2%
Employer Coverage
6.22%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
0.458%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Royal Oak, MI grew by 2.62% from 2.39% to 2.45%.

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