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Oakland County
  • County in Michigan

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Housing
    grade A minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
  4. Good for Families
    grade A+
  5. Diversity
    grade A minus
  6. Jobs
    grade A minus
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  11. Commute
    grade C+

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Oakland County is located in Michigan with a population of 1,255,340. Oakland County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. In Oakland County, most residents own their homes. In Oakland County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Oakland County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Oakland County are highly rated.

About

Population
1,255,340

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$252,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Oakland County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    108.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    24.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    24.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    184.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    911.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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