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Time Zone: Oakland County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Pontiac is the Seat for Oakland County.

Oakland County was founded ? and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Oakland had a population of 1,205,508 people. This is an increase of 0.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,194,156 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Oakland represented 12.02% of the total population of Michigan, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 83 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,202,362+0.69%-0.26% since 2009
20091,205,508+0.95%+0.26% since 2008
20001,194,156The Last Census

More information can be found on the Oakland County Census Page for Oakland County.


Below are some of the communities located in Oakland County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Oakland County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Troy   80,55780,9590.5% decrease  
Farmington Hills   78,67582,1114.18% decrease  
Southfield   75,53178,2963.53% decrease  
Rochester Hills   69,20968,8250.56% increase  
Pontiac   66,24766,3370.14% decrease  

Websites for Oakland County

Official Website:   www.co.oakland.mi.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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