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Welcome to Royal Oak ...

The city of Royal Oak is located in Oakland County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Royal Oak has a population of 59,006 people<1> (see below for details).

Royal Oak is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Royal Oak lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Royal Oak: (248) and (947)<3>

The ZIP codes for Royal Oak: 48067-48068, 48073<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Royal Oak had a population of 57,236 people. This makes Royal Oak the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Royal Oak represents 0.58% of the population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 57,236 people, the population of Royal Oak decreased 4.71% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 60,062 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Royal Oak had an population of 59,006 people. This is an increase of 3.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Royal Oak.

Communities near Royal Oak ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Royal Oak and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2016
Dearborn   [Map]   94,444   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Detroit   [Map]   672,795   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Farmington Hills   [Map]   81,129   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Livonia   [Map]   94,041   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Rochester Hills   [Map]   73,422   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Sterling Heights   [Map]   132,427   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Royal Oak.

Communities Also Named Royal Oak ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Royal Oak - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Missouri and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Royal Oak.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Royal Oak. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Royal Oak. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Royal Oak. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Royal Oak:

Websites for Royal Oak ...

Official Website: www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Royal Oak ...

Looking for more information about Royal Oak? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Royal Oak, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Royal Oak.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Royal Oak. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The Communities of Michigan

About Oakland County

About Michigan

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Royal Oak: www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/

The official website for Oakland County: www.co.oakland.mi.us/

The official website for State of Michigan: www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Royal Oak.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Royal Oak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (947) is an overlay for area code (248). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Royal Oak.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Royal Oak). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Royal Oak or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Royal Oak includes: 48067 & 48068.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Royal Oak. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Royal Oak) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Royal Oak. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Royal Oak

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Royal Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4899, Longitude: -83.1443     [Map].

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Royal Oak.