About Oakland County
One of the most connected counties in Michigan, Oakland County has active social media pages for most of their departments, programs, and agencies. When it comes to keeping your finger on the pulse of this county, you can do so from the comfort of your living room on your preferred mobile device. From festival information to details about pet adoption, Oakland County makes it easy to connect.
Market Stats for Oakland County
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Oakland County Area
The second most populated county in the state, Oakland County is home to approximately 1,237,868 Michigan residents. Most the population lives in urban areas, with 5% living in more rural settings. If you consider the 873 square miles of land area and the 35.5 square miles of water area, this county has a population density of 1,419 people per square mile. The median home value is an estimated $184,142. This amount is higher than the state’s average.
Oakland County is comprised of 30 cities, 10 villages, 21 townships, and 45 unincorporated communities. Adjacent counties include Lapeer County to the northeast, Macomb County to the east, Genesee County to the northwest, Wayne County to the southeast, Washtenaw County to the southwest, and Livingston County to the west. Pontiac is the county seat.
Residents enjoy a strong economy that is supported by a diverse mixture of industrial, service and retail businesses. The median household income for this area is an estimated $67,202. This is good news for the residents of Oakland County because the average household income is higher than the state’s average.
One of the fastest growing counties in the area, Oakland County has a home ownership rate of 70%. This means that most those who own houses in this county live in those homes. Compared to other counties in the Detroit metro area, this county leads the pack when it comes to new home construction. Recent numbers show the number of new permits for residential building were approximately 1,928. This interest in new construction doesn’t dim the light on existing properties. Whether you want a custom home built to your specifications or a home with historic charm, there is something for everyone in Oakland County.
The best source of information about local communities and real estate topics is your real estate agent. Give Joshua or Kelly Norber of the Norber Real Estate Group a call today at 248-785-3737 to learn more about the area, discuss selling your house, or tour available homes for sale.