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Royal Oak
  • Suburb of Detroit, MI

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

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Royal Oak is a suburb of Detroit with a population of 58,053. Royal Oak is in Oakland County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Royal Oak offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Royal Oak there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Royal Oak and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Royal Oak are highly rated.

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About Royal Oak...
Population
58,053

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$289,800
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,260
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    103.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    53.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    653.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    90
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

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