Oakland County

Oakland County, Michigan

1200 N Telegraph Rd
Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone: (248) 858-0582
Fax: (248) 452-9221

In southeast MI, northwest of Detroit; original county; established Jan 12, 1819 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the abundant oak trees in the area

Area (sq mi):: 908.00 (land 872.51; water 35.49) Population per square mile: 1391.80
Population 2005: 1,214,361 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 10.20% Population 2000: 1,194,156 (White 81.40%; Black or African American 10.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 4.10%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 10.00%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $32,534; median household $61,907; Population below poverty level: 5.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $47,079-$49,048
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 26.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Troy (81,432)
  • Farmington Hills (80,787)
  • Southfield (77,491)
  • Rochester Hills (69,480)
  • Pontiac County seat (67,582)
  • Royal Oak (58,573)
  • Novi (51,934)
  • Madison Heights (30,510)
  • Oak Park (29,074)
  • Ferndale (21,666)
  • Auburn Hills (20,737)
  • Birmingham (19,217)
  • Hazel Park (18,553)
  • Berkley (15,236)
  • Wixom (13,514)
  • Clawson (12,443)
  • Rochester (11,217)
  • South Lyon (11,017)
  • Beverly Hills (10,186)
  • Farmington (10,146)

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    When the Oakland County Child Killer was on the loose, the suburbs of Michigan were locked into a permanent state of panic.
    As the Oakland County Bar Foundation (The Foundation) prepares for its 20th annual Signature Event on Thursday, April 25, at Oakland Hills Country Club, it is worth taking some time to reflect back on the remarkable legacy that this event has built over the years and the continuing impact that its fundraising and charitable efforts have had on the larger Oakland County community.
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    On December 17, 1969, after conferring with Oakland County's Chief Criminal Assistant Prosecutor Ronald Covault, Detectives Stearns and Flis drove to Northern Michigan to present their casebook to the new Emmet County prosecutor.
    On June 13, the Circuit Court for Oakland County issued an order in the matter Rockwell Medical v.
    As a result, Oakland County, Michigan, needed to fairly evaluate proposals and to protect its budget by establishing a limit on county revenue available for revitalizing distressed areas.
    After he knocked on the front door, a man with a shotgun emerged, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.
    LaJoice, a former CFO who embezzled more than $18 million from a Michigan credit union, was sentenced to seven to 20 years Monday by an Oakland County circuit court judge.

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