Royal Oak, MI
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Royal Oak is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 59,461 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Royal Oak is the 26th largest community in Michigan.

Royal Oak real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Royal Oak house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Royal Oak is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Royal Oak is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Royal Oak who work in management occupations (14.01%), sales jobs (10.35%), and office and administrative support (9.92%).

Also of interest is that Royal Oak has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Royal Oak is also a city of artists. Royal Oak has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Royal Oak’s character.

Another interesting thing about Royal Oak, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Royal Oak, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Royal Oak is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Royal Oak in 2010 was $48,377, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,508 for a family of four. However, Royal Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Royal Oak is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Royal Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Royal Oak residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Royal Oak include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Royal Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.