Okemos, MI
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Okemos is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 22,463 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Okemos is the 62nd largest community in Michigan.

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

Okemos is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Okemos is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okemos who work in teaching (17.12%), management occupations (12.85%), and office and administrative support (11.43%).

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

Okemos is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Okemos enrolled in college, Okemos has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Okemos, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Okemos. 73.86% 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 Okemos in 2010 was $43,702, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,808 for a family of four. However, Okemos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

In addition, Okemos has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.36%).

The most common language spoken in Okemos is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.