Oakland County, MI Demographics

The total population of Oakland County is estimated to be 1.27 million with 629,093 males (49.45%) and 643,171 females (50.55%). There are 14,078 more females than males in Oakland County.
The median household income in Oakland County was $93,256 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 806(0.87%) from $92,450 in 2020. This income is 125% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Oakland County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $116,813. Overall, the median household income for the county of Oakland County stands at $90,594.
In Oakland County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $59,948 for males and $37,309 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $86,072 for males and $64,567 for females.
In Oakland County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $138,679, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $59,993.
In 2022, the population of Oakland County was 1,269,431, a 0.19% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Oakland County's population was 1,271,891, a decline of 0.04% compared to a population of 1,272,413 in 2020.
The median age in Oakland County, MI is 41.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.02% were under the age of 15, 18.66% aged 15 to 29, 47.41% aged 30 to 64, 14.78% aged 65 to 84, and 2.13% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Oakland County population: 72.94% are White, 13.24% are Black or African American, 0.20% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 7.83% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 1% are some other race and 4.77% are multiracial.