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Dexter, MI
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Dexter profile

Living in Dexter

Dexter is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,529 people and five associated neighborhoods, Dexter is the 209th 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 $89,671.00.

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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 city’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 is lower than average for the country.

Dexter is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

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 67.28% 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 2018 was $50,131, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $200,524 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, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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