Royal Oak, Michigan Population 2020

59,751

Royal Oak is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 59,751, it is the 19th largest city in Michigan and the 639th largest city in the United States. Royal Oak is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 4.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 57,236 in 2010. Royal Oak reached it's highest population of 86,238 in 1970. Spanning over 12 miles, Royal Oak has a population density of 5,067 people per square mile.

The average household income in Royal Oak is $98,739 with a poverty rate of 6.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,042 per month, and the median house value is $210,200. The median age in Royal Oak is 36 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.0 males.

Royal Oak Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Royal Oak was:

  • White: 90.23%
  • Asian: 3.77%
  • Black or African American: 3.68%
  • Two or more races: 1.87%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Royal Oak, Michigan is 59,751, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 59,461.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 57,236.

Royal Oak, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White53,33590.23%
Asian2,2303.77%
Black or African American2,1773.68%
Two or More Races1,1031.87%
Some Other Race1990.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.03%

Royal Oak Population Pyramid 2020

Royal Oak Median Age

36


Total

34.6


Male

37.8


Female

Royal Oak Adults

There are 50,054 adults, (8,315 of whom are seniors) in Royal Oak.

Royal Oak Age Dependency

41.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Royal Oak Sex Ratio

Female

29,268

49.52%

Male

29,839

50.48%

Royal Oak Households and Families

Royal Oak Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Royal Oak Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All66.7%33.3%
Male64.2%35.8%
Female62.5%37.5%
Non Family52.8%47.2%

66.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,4672.0766.7
Non Family15,0311.3252.8
Married11,0332.8986.5
Female1,5662.9462.5
Male8372.8864.2

2.85

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Royal Oak Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4230.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,1522.57%
High School Graduate6,86015.31%
Some College7,62017.00%
Associates Degree3,4707.74%
Bachelors Degree15,00233.47%
Graduate Degree10,29422.97%

Royal Oak Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,93438,65322,489
Black1,6231,411521
Asian1,6061,5991,217
Hispanic1,0731,008634
Multiple Races501501394
Other Race159149112
Native American43436

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 78.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,778$67,296$45,231
Less Than High School$16,375$20,676$12,391
High School Grad$30,894$31,948$26,703
Some College$37,246$45,056$31,379
Bachelors Degree$65,301$74,895$52,953
Graduate Degree$76,324$95,074$64,205

$54,778

Average Earnings

$67,296

Average Male

$45,231

Average Female

Royal Oak Language

Royal Oak Language by Age

Royal Oak Language

92.51% of Royal Oak residents speak only English, while 7.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.88% of the population.

Royal Oak Poverty

Royal Oak Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White51,6093,1976.19%
Black2,11340419.12%
Asian2,21732314.57%
Hispanic1,7491116.35%
Multiple1,103575.17%
Other1902111.05%

6.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.35%

Male Poverty Rate

7.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Royal Oak

The race most likely to be in poverty in Royal Oak is Black, with 19.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Royal Oak is Multiple, with 5.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.77%
High School8.73%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater4.19%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.10%
Female Unemployed24.05%
Female Employed3.55%
Male Employed2.62%

Royal Oak Income

Royal Oak Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$78,741$98,739
Families$102,993$125,072
Married Families$115,499-
Non Families$56,459$73,963

Royal Oak Marital Status

Royal Oak Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Royal Oak Married by Age and Sex

Royal Oak Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Royal Oak Marital Status by Race

Royal Oak Veterans

2,396

Number of Veterans

2,219

Male Veterans

177

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam913
First Gulf War405
Second Gulf War252
Korea222
World War II194
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74789
75+642
35 to 54509
55 to 64287
18 to 34169
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2314.92%
Asian532.65%
Black532.92%
Hispanic352.67%
2 or More263.95%
Indian2046.51%
Other137.65%

$Royal Oak Veterans by Education

3.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Royal Oak Employment Status

74.2%

Labor Force Participation

71.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Royal Oak Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.38%

Born in Michigan

92.91%

Native Born

7.09%

Foreign Born

3.56%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.91% of Royal Oak residents were born in the United States, with 75.38% having been born in Michigan. 3.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202059,7511450.24%
201959,6061450.24%
201859,461910.15%
201759,3701450.24%
201659,2254750.81%
201558,750-18-0.03%
201458,7682030.35%
201358,5654270.73%
201258,1384460.77%
201157,6924320.75%
201057,260-2,802-0.48%
200060,062-5,348-0.85%
199065,410-5,483-0.80%
198070,893-15,345-1.94%
197086,2385,6260.68%
196080,61233,7145.57%
195046,89821,8116.46%
194025,0872,1830.91%
193022,90416,89714.32%
19206,0075,70716.17%
19003000.00%