Dexter is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,715 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dexter is the 235th largest community in Michigan. Dexter has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Dexter, where the median household income is $85,469.00.
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 85.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dexter is a village of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dexter who work in management occupations (16.58%), computer science and math (9.05%), and teaching (7.58%).
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.
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.
If knowledge is power, Dexter is a pretty powerful place. 62.45% of the adults in Dexter have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Dexter in 2018 was $38,158, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,632 for a family of four. However, Dexter contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dexter is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Dexter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.