Dexter, MI

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Living in Dexter

Dexter is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,735 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dexter is the 235th largest community in Michigan.

Dexter real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Dexter house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Dexter is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 87.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dexter is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dexter who work in management occupations (17.33%), office and administrative support (9.72%), and healthcare (8.08%).

Also of interest is that Dexter has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Dexter telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.12% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Dexter is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Dexter really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dexter perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Dexter. 54.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dexter in 2018 was $45,392, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,568 for a family of four.

The people who call Dexter home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dexter residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dexter include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Dexter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.