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Oakland County, MI
The county was named for the many oak trees growing here

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Oakland County is one of 83 counties in Michigan.

The county is in the Detroit metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 1,213,339. This was an increase of  1.61% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$61,907
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oakland County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Oakland County was $47,394. This was an increase of 23.2% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 153% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Pontiac
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; led the state in per-capita income ($42,378 in 1998)

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16% of Oakland County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oakland County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Oakland County include Acacia Park Cemetery, Baton Cemetery, Beach Cemetery, Beebe Cemetery, Berrin Cemetery, Beth Abraham, Bigelow Cemetery, Bigler Cemetery, Bridge Lake Cemetery, Carmer Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Oakland County include Addison, Auburn Hills, Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Brandon, Clarkston ... View communities

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Colleges in Oakland County include Baker College of Auburn Hills, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Rochester College, Walsh College ... View colleges

School districts in Oakland County include Avondale Schools District, Berkley Schools District, Birmingham City Schools District, Bloomfield Hills Schools District, Brandon Schools District, Clarenceville Schools District, Clarkston Community Schools District, Clawson City Schools District, Farmington Public Schools District, Ferndale Public Schools ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Oakland County include Addison Township Public Library, Auburn Hills Public Library, Baldwin Public Library, Berkley Public Library, Blair Memorial Library, Bloomfield Township Public Library, Brandon Township Public Library, Cai Branch Library, Farmington Branch Library, Farmington Community Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Oakland County include Clarkston News, Daily Tribune, Lake Orion Review, Oakland Press, Oxford Leader, Spinal Column Newsweekly, Tri-County Times ... View newspapers

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Politics

Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oakland County political report.

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Hotels in Oakland County include Amerisuites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Concorde Inn, Best Western Palace Inn, Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites, Candlewood Suites Detroit Southfield ... More hotels

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