Okemos, MI

Okemos profile

Living in Okemos

Okemos is a medium-sized town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 25,121 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Okemos is the 58th 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 92.80% 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 (15.64%), management occupations (12.89%), and office and administrative support (9.08%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Okemos telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Okemos is a college town. There are a lot of students in Okemos attending college, and as a result Okemos provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Okemos, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Okemos is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 75.83% 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 Okemos in 2018 was $45,768, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,072 for a family of four. However, Okemos contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Okemos is an extremely 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 (22.22%).

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