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Royal Oak is a charter township 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 42.453N. The longitude is -83.17W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,446.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48237 ZIP code.
1% of Royal Oak residents report German ancestry, and 0% 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 $15,027, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% 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 $532. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $691.
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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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