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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$873
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%

Okemos Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$74,591
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Okemos Reviews

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I love everything about Okemos! I grew up here and hope to raise my family here as well. The public schools are by far the best in Mid-Michigan. I felt extremely prepared to go into college and was well above many other students. The math classes I took in college were even easier than the ones I took at Okemos. In addition, it is very safe and clean. There are some good restaurants, my favorite being Dusty's, but this is an area I think they can improve in.
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Great neighborhood for families! Safe, great schools, very diverse. Close to East Lansing, lots of things to do.
Okemos city is one of the few cities in Michigan that acts as home to college students and parents who are looking to start a family, due to it being a safe and affordable place for lower income families in the community, it provides parents with close to home schools and quite suburbs/neighborhoods while its location is close to 2 major colleges in the state and an excellent hospital with a main road that acts is main route for transportation buses.