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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Oakland Charter Township is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 18,877. Oakland Charter Township is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Oakland Charter Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Oakland Charter Township there are a lot of parks. Residents of Oakland Charter Township tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Oakland Charter Township are highly rated.
About Oakland Charter Township...
Population
18,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$399,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,344
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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Oakland Charter Township Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    10.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    35.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    107.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    10.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Oakland Charter Township

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$146,492
National
$55,322

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Oakland Charter Township Reviews

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I have always felt extremely in my neighborhoods and out in town! Everyone is friendly and helpful, there is always plenty to do with friends, and I always feel comfortable going for a run or a bike ride out into town or on local trails like the Paint Creek. I also had a great experience with my education with Lake Orion schools. That's not to mention the natural beauty of local lakes, forests, and parks to enjoy nature and get outdoors during the summer.
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Beautiful place, very safe, friendly people. I love that you have your small slice of country while your only 5 minutes away from town!
Beautiful, rustic area. Living here feels like having your own slice of the country side while still maintaining a short commute to more urban areas. The nearby downtown areas of Lake Orion and Rochester are just a short drive away and provide plenty of shopping and dining options.