Dexter, MI
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Dexter is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,553 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dexter is the 235th largest community in Michigan. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Dexter, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Dexter, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Dexter’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Dexter does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $70,852.00.

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 89.98% 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 (12.96%), office and administrative support (11.61%), and business and financial occupations (10.16%).

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.

Dexter is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dexter’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Dexter, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Dexter is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 61.74% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dexter in 2010 was $31,775, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,100 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

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