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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexRoyal OakMichiganNational
Income per capita$51,574$27,549$29,829
Median household income$83,194$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$98,121$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$64,248$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$66,177$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$44,641$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level6.5%16.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Royal Oak is 73% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Royal Oak is 50% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Royal Oak is 54% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Royal Oak is 57% lower than the national average

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      $55,457 $83,194 $166,388
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Royal Oak median earnings by income bracket

      Royal Oak employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.1%4.1%
      Manufacturing sector27.5%27.5%
      Financial & insurance services8.4%8.4%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%10.5%
      Public administration3.6%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%3.1%
      Education, health & social services12.6%12.6%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Orchard Lake Village, MI2,489$208,750277.3%
      Lake Angelus, MI322$179,444224.4%
      Bloomfield Hills, MI3,995$177,614221.1%
      Village of Grosse Pointe Shores, MI2,791$172,250211.4%
      Bingham Farms, MI1,539$169,091205.6%
      Royal Oak, MI59,256$83,19450.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Bartlett, TN59,252$81,56847.4%
      Brookline, MA59,223$113,642105.4%
      Lancaster, PA59,321$49,62810.3%
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,184$62,93513.8%
      San Rafael, CA59,178$97,00975.4%
      Royal Oak, MI59,256$83,19450.4%
      Source: The Royal Oak, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).