Oakland County , Michigan

Oakland County: County in Michigan, United States

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

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 201 years ago in 1820.

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 Troy with a population of 83,280. Other cities include, Farmington Hills population 80,017, Rochester Hills population 74,111, Southfield population 72,174 and Royal Oak population 58,963. See all Oakland County cities & populated places.

Weather

Oakland County forecast: Cloudy, with a high near 54. North wind around 6 mph. more

Oakland County Quick Facts

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 : 20:25:19 (27th October 2021)
Density : 495 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.08% (2010-2020)
Weather : 54℉ Cloudy 7-days weather

Oakland County has 6 neighbours.

  • 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, you can see a list of people who born in Oakland County.

  • 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

Other places with the same name (1)

Oakland County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Oakland County.

City Name Population Title
Troy 83,280 County seat of Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Farmington Hills 80,017 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Waterford 75,737 Charter township in Oakland county, Michigan
Rochester Hills 74,111 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Southfield 72,174 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Royal Oak 58,963 City in Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Pontiac 58,911 City in Oakland County, Michigan, USA
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

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 Most populous city in Michigan, United States; county seat of Wayne County
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 City in and county seat of Kent County, Michigan, United States
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