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Oakland County is located in Michigan with a population of 1,241,860. Oakland County is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Oakland County offers residents a suburban feel and 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.
Population
1,241,860

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,003
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Oakland County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    108.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    184.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    911.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    105.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
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
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Oakland County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,369
National
$55,322

Oakland County Reviews

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The environment is amazing, everyone is super friendly and welcoming! The schools in the district have some of the best education in Michigan and they prepare you for college and life in the future. Would highly recommend living here. There are so many sights to see and so much to do.
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Oakland county has a great diversity and school system. There are great homes and the towns are really great communities!
I moved to Oakland County 7 years ago and absolutely love it! There is little to no crime, downtown Rochester is amazing, and the public schools are fantastic.