Detroit (Oakland County), Michigan - Facts & Figures
Oakland County is included in the ten highest income counties in the United States with a population over 1 million people. The county is home to 62 cities, villages, and townships. The county's knowledge-based economic initiative, known as "Automation Alley," is one of the largest employment centers for engineering and other related jobs in the United States. Oakland County has experienced recent economic hardships due to troubles at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, but has fared better than Detroit and Flint, because its economy is more diverse and less reliant on manufacturing jobs. These three automotive companies are major employers in the southeast Michigan area with significant presence in Oakland County.
- Population: 1,202,362
- Industries: Transportation equipment, Professional, scientific, and technical services, Construction, Accommodation and food services, Health care, Educational services, Finance and insurance
- Area Codes: 248, 313, 586, 734, 810, 947
- ZIP Codes: 48220, 48237, 48321, 48327
- Surrounding Cities: Farmington Hills, Troy, Southfield, Waterford, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Novi, Madison Heights, Oak Park