Oakland County, Michigan

Oakland County: County in Michigan, United States

About

Oakland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,202,362 and a population density of 475 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 1,253,459 inhabitants. Its county seat is Pontiac. The county was created 203 years ago in 1820.

Oakland County locator map
Location of Oakland County on Michigan map.

Quick Facts about Oakland County

Population : 1,253,459 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
Twitter username : oakgov
Area : 2532 km2
Water as percent of area : 4.4%
Land as percent of area : 95.6%
Altitude : 971 feet / 296 meters
Capital : Pontiac
Establishment : March 03, 1820
Time Zone : America/Detroit
Local time : 16:05:04 (23rd February 2024)
Density : 495 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.08% (2010-2020)
Detroit Zoo seal in Rackham Fountain '5679' image
Detroit Zoo seal in Rackham Fountain '5679'
Detroit Zoo seal in Rackham Fountain '5679' image

Geography

Oakland County is located at 42°39'37"N 83°23'9"W (42.6604100, -83.3858000). It has 6 neighbors: Genesee County, Lapeer County, Livingston County, Macomb, Washtenaw County and Wayne County.

Oakland County map

The largest city of Oakland County is Farmington Hills with a population of 80,017. Other cities include, Rochester Hills population 74,111, Southfield population 72,174, Royal Oak population 58,963 and Pontiac population 58,911. See all Oakland County cities & populated places.

Oakland County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Oakland County.

City Name Population Title
Farmington Hills 80,017 The second most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Waterford 75,737 Charter township in Oakland county, Michigan
Rochester Hills 74,111 A city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Southfield 72,174 A city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Royal Oak 58,963 The most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Pontiac 58,911 The most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan.
Oak Park 29,752 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Madison Heights 29,633 City in Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Auburn Hills 24,880 City in Oakland County, Michigan
Birmingham 21,312 City in Michigan
Ferndale 20,198 Town in Humboldt County, California, United States
Hazel Park 16,209 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Berkley 15,277 Suburb of Detroit in Oakland County, Michigan
Wixom 14,086 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States of America
Rochester 13,201 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
South Lyon 11,846 City in southwestern Oakland County in the U.

Oakland County has 6 neighbours.

  • Genesee County county in Michigan, United States
  • Lapeer County county in Michigan, United States
  • Livingston County county in Michigan, United States
  • Macomb A city in Macomb County, Michigan. It is located in the northern part of the county. Macomb is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Macomb Public Library and the Macomb Historic Village.
  • Washtenaw County county in Michigan, United States
  • Wayne County county in Michigan, United States

  • Pontiac

Demographics

The population of Oakland County increased by 4.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,202,362 - census
2011 1,212,643 0.85% estimation process
2012 1,223,598 0.9% estimation process
2013 1,235,468 0.96% estimation process
2014 1,242,853 0.59% estimation process
2015 1,244,602 0.14% estimation process
2016 1,251,027 0.51% estimation process
2017 1,256,016 0.4% estimation process
2018 1,256,694 0.05% estimation process
2019 1,257,584 0.07% estimation process
2020 1,253,459 -0.33% estimation process

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People born in Oakland County (13)

People born in Oakland County, including politician William Wallace Phelps, musician Becky Baeling, politician Fran Amos, .

List

  • George E. Taylor (American politician) he was born in 21/03/1838
  • James H. Robinson (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient)
  • John Rakolta (American political activist) he was born in 15/06/1947
  • Ray Franz (Michigan politician)
  • Tim Birtsas (American baseball player) he was born in 05/09/1960
  • Connor Hellebuyck (American ice hockey player) he was born in 19/05/1993
  • Jason Basile (American ice hockey player) he was born in 30/07/1978
  • MacKenzie MacEachern (American ice hockey player (1994-)) he was born in 09/03/1994
  • Josh Norris (American ice hockey player (1999-)) he was born in 05/05/1999
  • Lillian Hollister (American temperance activist, church worker) she was born in 08/09/1853

Michigan Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Wayne County 1,740,623 County in Michigan, United States
Macomb County 870,791 County in Michigan, United States
Detroit 665,369 The twenty-fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Detroit metropolitan area.
Kent County 658,708 County in Michigan, United States
Genesee County 404,794 County in Michigan, United States
Washtenaw County 366,473 County in Michigan, United States
Ottawa County 294,635 County in Michigan, United States
Ingham County 290,609 County in Michigan, United States
Kalamazoo County 265,988 County in Michigan, United States
Grand Rapids 200,031 The second most populous city in Michigan.
Livingston County 192,335 County in Michigan, United States
Saginaw County 189,868 County in Michigan, United States
Muskegon County 173,883 County in Michigan, United States
Saint Clair County 159,293 County in Alabama, United States
Jackson County 156,920 County in Michigan, United States
Berrien County 153,025 County in Michigan, United States