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Royal Oak is a city in Oakland County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Royal Oak. For links to other places called Royal Oak, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Royal Oak is 42.489N. The longitude is -83.144W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,650.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Royal Oak demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oakland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48071 ZIP code.
18% of Royal Oak residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Royal Oak ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Royal Oak was $30,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Royal Oak residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Royal Oak, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $605. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,100.
Libraries in Royal Oak include Royal Oak Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Royal Oak include Daily Tribune
Oakland County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Royal Oak political report.
The average commute time for Royal Oak workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Royal Oak between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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