Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI

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2021 Population
157,091
0.0675% 1-year growth
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
37.4
1.63% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.7%
1.91% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$54,944
4.53% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$164,000
5.94% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
76,471
2.48% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI had a population of 157k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $54,944. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI grew from 156,985 to 157,091, a 0.0675% increase and its median household income grew from $52,561 to $54,944, a 4.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.9%), White (Hispanic) (6.47%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.86%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.2%).

16.2% of the households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.7% of the residents in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are Oakland University (4,697 degrees awarded in 2021), Marketti Academy of Cosmetology (50 degrees), and Port Huron Cosmetology College (34 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was $164,000, and the homeownership rate was 57.9%.

Most people in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI is home to a population of 157k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2021, 9.88% of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI residents were born outside of the country (15.5k people).

In 2021, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.6k people) in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are Spanish (12,930 households), Hmong (1,493 households), and Hindi (1,233 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
79,700
Women
50.5%
77,983
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 157,683 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

93.7%
2021 Citizenship
93.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 93.7% of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    85.6k ± 2.08k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36k ± 1.66k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 1.14k
12.8%
Hispanic Population
20.1k people

In 2021, there were 2.38 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (85.6k people) in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.8% of the people in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are hispanic (20.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,917 ± 1,695 people
  2. India
    2,586 ± 1,238 people
  3. Iraq
    722 ± 658 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was Mexico, the natal country of 4,917 Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI residents, followed by India with 2,586 and Iraq with 722.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.5k people
10.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people

As of 2021, 9.88% of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI residents (15.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,930 households (8.8%)
  2. Hmong
    1,493 households (1.02%)
  3. Hindi
    1,233 households (0.839%)

16.2% of the households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was Spanish. 8.8% of the households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,933 ± 320
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    931 ± 293
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    926 ± 259

Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI employs 76.5k people. The largest industries in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (8,479 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,702 people), and Construction (4,486 people), and the highest paying industries are National security & international affairs ($131,932), Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($109,948), and Management of companies & enterprises ($109,444).

Males in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,481. The income inequality in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
36,606
Women
49.1%
38,016
Men
50.9%

The workforce of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI in 2020 was 74,622 people, with 49.1% woman, and 50.9% men.

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Occupations

76.5k
2021 Value
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 2.48%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 74.6k employees to 76.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, are Mechanical engineers (2,547 people), Janitors & building cleaners (2,147 people), and Other assemblers and fabricators (1,905 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

76.5k
2021 Value
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 2.48%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 74.6k employees to 76.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, are Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (8,479 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,702 people), and Construction (4,486 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, though some of these residents may live in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,378
Median earning men ± $1,394
$31,117
Median earning women ± $885

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($72,667), Public Administration ($69,415), and Manufacturing ($62,016).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($55,179), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,455), and Manufacturing ($40,537).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2021, universities in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI awarded 4,787 degrees. The student population of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 7,270 male students and 10,045 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are White (3,446 and 76.2%), followed by Black or African American (320 and 7.08%), Asian (260 and 5.75%), and Hispanic or Latino (186 and 4.11%).

The largest universities in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI by number of degrees awarded are Oakland University (4,697 and 98.1%), Marketti Academy of Cosmetology (50 and 1.04%), and Port Huron Cosmetology College (34 and 0.71%).

The most popular majors in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI are Registered Nursing (458 and 9.57%), Other Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences (285 and 5.95%), and Mechanical Engineering (222 and 4.64%).

The median tuition cost in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI for a public four year colleges is $15,135 for in-state students and $24,735 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2021 in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 17,315 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 17,315 students enrolled in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 11,967 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 458 degree-majors awarded
  2. 285 degree-majors awarded
  3. 162 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was Registered Nursing with 458 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,697 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oakland University with 4,697 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,855 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI, which is 0.633 times less than the 2,932 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,446 degrees mean that there were 10.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 320 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,135) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($798) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 0.63% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.577% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (38.5k), Some college (32.3k), and Bachelors Degree (20k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was $164,000 in 2021, which is 0.67 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $154,800 to $164,000, a 5.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI is 57.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI is $54,944. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $127,747, followed by Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $106,562 and $104,027.

Property

$164,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$2,601
$38,158
Median Property Taxes
±$1,345

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Rent vs Own

57.9%
Homeownership
2021
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 57.9% of the housing units in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was Birmingham & Bloomfield Area PUMA, MI with a value of $127,747, followed by Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI and Oakland County (Northeast) PUMA, MI, with respective values of $106,562 and $104,027.

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Household Income

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$54,944
Median Household Income
± $1,777
66k
Number of Households
± 2,000

In 2021, the median household income of the 66k households in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI grew to $54,944 from the previous year's value of $52,561.

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Wage Distribution

0.461
2021 Wage GINI in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI
0.459
2020 Wage GINI in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI

In 2021, the income inequality in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.495% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.82%)

In 2021, 78.4% of workers in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (6.82%).

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI (25.7k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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90.9% of the population of Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 22.7% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.729% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.1% under 18 years, 24.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.13%
Uninsured
45.6%
Employer Coverage
22.7%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.729%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oakland County (Central) PUMA, MI grew by 4.44% from 8.75% to 9.13%.

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