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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.


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Median household income
Local
$52,252
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Royal Oak demographic reports
Father Charles E. Coughlin, the controversial "radio priest" of the 1920s and 1930s, was pastor here of the Shrine of the Little Flower
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 103. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Royal Oak received national attention for 1991 post office shootings in which five people died
Filming location for:
· 1994 movie, "The Santa Clause"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Kevorkian, "suicide doctor"
· Bruce Campbell, actor
· Sam M. Raimi, director, screenwriter, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 134

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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.

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40% of Royal Oak residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Royal Oak, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $605.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,100.


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Libraries in Royal Oak include Royal Oak Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Royal Oak include Daily Tribune

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

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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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