Oakland County, Michigan Population 2020

Oakland County, Michigan's estimated population is 1,265,240 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Oakland County, Michigan is the 2nd largest county in Michigan.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20201,265,2403,0200.24%
20191,262,2203,0200.24%
20181,259,2003,0200.24%
20171,256,1805,0500.40%
20161,251,1306,4200.52%
20151,244,7101,7200.14%
20141,242,9907,4400.60%
20131,235,55011,9300.97%
20121,223,62011,0600.91%
20111,212,5609,4400.78%
20101,203,120119,53011.03%
19901,083,59071,8007.10%
19801,011,790103,91911.45%
1970907,871217,61231.53%
1960690,259294,25874.31%
1950396,001141,93355.86%
1940254,06842,81720.27%
1930211,251121,201134.59%
192090,05040,47481.64%
191049,5764,78410.68%
190044,7923,5478.60%
189041,245-292-0.70%
188041,5376701.64%
187040,8672,6066.81%
186038,2616,99122.36%
185031,2707,62432.24%
184023,64618,735381.49%
18304,9114,5811388.18%
18203300.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.24%
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Founded
January 12, 1819 (created) 1820 (organized)[1
County Seat

Oakland County, Michigan Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White941,02675.23%
Black or African American171,09813.68%
Asian90,2127.21%
Two or More Races34,9712.80%
Some Other Race9,9110.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,3020.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3230.03%

Oakland County, Michigan Population Pyramid 2020

Oakland County, Michigan Median Age

40.9


Total

39.2


Male

42.5


Female

Oakland County, Michigan Adults

There are 981,690 adults, (198,882 of whom are seniors) in Oakland County, Michigan.

Oakland County, Michigan Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oakland County, Michigan Sex Ratio

Female

640,072

51.17%

Male

610,771

48.83%

Oakland County, Michigan Households and Families

Oakland County, Michigan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Oakland County, Michigan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All70.8%29.2%
Male66.1%33.9%
Female54.9%45.1%
Non Family54.2%45.8%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All501,2602.4770.8
Married254,2703.1685.9
Non Family178,8981.2354.2
Female49,3403.1354.9
Male18,7523.1966.1

3.11

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Oakland County, Michigan Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade18,0562.06%
9th to 12th Grade35,8124.08%
High School Graduate164,93618.78%
Some College182,53120.79%
Associates Degree69,0757.87%
Bachelors Degree230,78526.28%
Graduate Degree176,99120.15%

Oakland County, Michigan Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White657,184622,084305,661
Black115,576106,77837,083
Asian62,43259,51649,059
Hispanic27,15521,2619,416
Multiple Races14,44813,3346,069
Other Race5,6824,5561,988
Native American2,3032,050659
Islander25325398

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 78.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,945$64,702$38,885
Less Than High School$21,937$26,962$15,900
High School Grad$30,013$35,951$24,253
Some College$37,422$48,635$30,466
Bachelors Degree$64,222$82,389$47,882
Graduate Degree$84,793$105,378$66,520

$50,945

Average Earnings

$64,702

Average Male

$38,885

Average Female

Oakland County, Michigan Language

Oakland County, Michigan Language by Age

Oakland County, Michigan Language

84.94% of Oakland County, Michigan residents speak only English, while 15.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Oakland County, Michigan Poverty

Oakland County, Michigan Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White897,60562,1116.92%
Black168,34725,67915.25%
Hispanic49,6238,67017.47%
Multiple34,6475,61416.20%
Asian89,9825,1895.77%
Other9,8491,86618.95%
Native3,26738211.69%
Islander3155718.10%

8.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.73%

Male Poverty Rate

9.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oakland County, Michigan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oakland County, Michigan is Other, with 18.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oakland County, Michigan is Asian, with 5.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.73%
High School11.55%
Some College8.05%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.59%
Male Unemployed26.26%
Female Employed5.23%
Male Employed3.33%

Oakland County, Michigan Income

Oakland County, Michigan Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$76,387$104,709
Families$99,005$127,615
Married Families$113,294$144,079
Non Families$44,117$61,404

Oakland County, Michigan Marital Status

Oakland County, Michigan Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Oakland County, Michigan Married by Age and Sex

Oakland County, Michigan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Oakland County, Michigan Marital Status by Race

Oakland County, Michigan Veterans

56,228

Number of Veterans

52,742

Male Veterans

3,486

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,309
First Gulf War8,518
Second Gulf War6,429
Korea5,988
World War II3,613
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7416,286
75+15,935
35 to 5412,037
55 to 648,562
18 to 343,408
Name Veterans % of Total
White46,2986.17%
Black8,3326.26%
Hispanic8652.67%
2 or More7694.14%
Asian4640.67%
Other1892.77%
Indian1766.94%

$Oakland County, Michigan Veterans by Education

5.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oakland County, Michigan Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oakland County, Michigan 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

70.60%

Born in Michigan

87.33%

Native Born

12.67%

Foreign Born

6.06%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.33% of Oakland County, Michigan residents were born in the United States, with 70.60% having been born in Michigan. 6.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990