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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$846
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$75,032
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Okemos Reviews

58 reviews
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Really great parks, land preserves, pathways, schools, recreation programs and events. I feel very connected to my community!
Review Okemos
I've lived in Okemos for over 10 years. I attended both middle school and high school and have been incredibly grateful for the educational experience. The neighborhoods are beautiful and the schools are top notch. MSU is essentially in our backyard and to be close to a University campus and around all of the college sports is amazing. The area is a wealthier area, so the cost of living is high but it is safe and I wouldn't think twice about walking around at night.
Okemos is a nice, older suburb of Lansing. Close to shopping, parks, and the expressway. Older retirees from the auto industry with a nice cross section of occasionally younger free-thinkers. Not very ethnically diverse...