Royal Oak is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 59,006 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 91.29% 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 (13.51%), office and administrative support (11.66%), and sales jobs (11.11%).
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Royal Oak is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Royal Oak area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Royal Oak is a pretty powerful place. 54.35% of the adults in Royal Oak have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Royal Oak in 2010 was $43,251, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,004 for a family of four. However, Royal Oak contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Royal Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Indo-European.