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 91.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Okemos is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okemos who work in teaching (16.80%), management occupations (12.48%), and sales jobs (8.77%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Okemos is a pretty powerful place. 69.49% of the adults in Okemos 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 Okemos in 2010 was $41,398, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,592 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 English, Irish, Polish, and Scottish.

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