Oakland Charter Township, Michigan

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Oakland Charter Township is an affluent charter township on the north Oakland County outskirts of Metro Detroit, in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is usually referred to as "Oakland Township". The population was 13,071 at the 2000 census. Rochester Community Schools serves a majority of the area, while Lake Orion Community Schools and Romeo Community Schools serve the rest.

Oakland County is touted as one of the wealthiest counties in the Midwestern United States , with Oakland Township representing one of the highest concentrations of wealth-the 'Billion Dollar Mile', which includes a mile of over a billion dollars in property. The area is known for extravagant homes and subdivisions. Located on the northern outskirts of Metro Detroit and the extreme southern outskirts of Metro-Flint, much of the area is wooded and undeveloped, making it appealing for those looking for privacy. The area is also home to local athletes and business executives from Detroit and the metro area, as well as a few celebrities. This is represented by the demographics listed below.

Oakland Charter Township as a whole serves as a bedroom community. The unincorporated village of Goodison is located within the township boundaries.[3]

Major airports around the area include Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, and Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, Michigan.


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Geography

Oakland Charter Township is borderd to the north by Addison Township, the west by Orion Township, south by the City of Rochester Hills, and east by Washington Township in Macomb county. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.8 square miles (95.2 km²), of which 36.4 square miles (94.4 km²) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.9 km², 0.92%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 13,071 people, 4,341 households, and 3,772 families residing in the township. The population density was 358.8 per square mile (138.5/km²). There were 4,529 housing units at an average density of 124.3/sq mi (48.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 94.14% White, 2.00% African American, 0.09% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

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