is a charter township of Oakland County 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.
The area is known for extravagant homes and subdivisions. Located on the outskirts of Metro Detroit, much of the area is wooded and undeveloped, making it appealing for those looking for privacy. The rapper/actor Eminem has a large residence in Oakland Township. The area is also home to local athletes and business executives from Detroit and the metro area. This is evidenced by the demographics listed below.
Oakland Charter Township as a whole serves as a bedroom community. There are no incorporated cities or villages within the township.
"Rochester", or the "Rochester Area", are often used to describe Rochester, Oakland Township, and Rochester Hills.
Oakland Charter Township is borderd to the south by the City of Rochester Hills. 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.