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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A-
Okemos is a town in Michigan with a population of 22,989. Okemos is in Ingham County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Okemos offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Okemos there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Okemos and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Okemos are highly rated.
About Okemos...
Population
22,989

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$213,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Okemos Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Okemos

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,568
National
$55,322
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Okemos Reviews

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Ideal family community. Strong public schools. The high school has full range of AP classes, kids score 4-5's. Excellent school music and art programs. Very safe. Kids make friendships across social classes. Religiously diverse metro area with Jewish synagogues, an Islamic mosque, a Hindu and Jain temple, churches with services in Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, African American churches, etc. Restaurants and grocery stores from many cultures. Many cultural opportunities at MSU. Parks, trails, lakes, farmer's market.
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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.
Very safe area, excellent schools, great amenities, good roads. Great place to raise a family. With the new development going up on Hamilton, The Village of Okemos, will have even more appealing food/drink/entertainment options.