Orchard Lake Village, Michigan

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Orchard Lake Village is a very affluent city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a small, exclusive suburb on the outskirts of Metro Detroit. The population was 2,215 at the 2000 census.

Oakland County is touted as one of the wealthiest counties in the Midwestern United States.[3] Orchard Lake Village is ranked as the 7th highest income city in Michigan.[4]

The city is mostly surrounded by West Bloomfield. It also shares a border with Keego Harbor, to the east. Orchard Lake Village is home to St. Mary's Preparatory and SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, in addition to the Orchard Lake Country Club and Pine Lake Country Club. It is also the home of the Michigan Military Academy, now Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory and Orchard Lake Schools. "Orchard Lake Road", a busy main road in the northern metro Detroit area, is named after the village. The Road runs from the northern fringe of the lake down through West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.6 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (36.83%) is water. Orchard Lake, Cass Lake, and Upper Straits Lake are all within or partially within the city limits. Terrain is rolling and high. Orchard Lake Village surrounds Orchard Lake, the second-largest lake in Oakland County (after Cass Lake, which is also partially in Orchard Lake Village). The city is surrounded by West Bloomfield Township, but slightly borders Keego Harbor to the Northeast.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,215 people, 750 households, and 648 families residing in the city. The population density was 855.7 per square mile (330.2/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 311.0/sq mi (120.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.87% White, 3.84% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.66% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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