Okemos, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Okemos, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Okemos Census Designated Place had a population of 22,909 as of July 1, 2016. Okemos ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Okemos is located at latitude 42.7091 and longitude -84.4143 in Ingham County. The formal boundaries for the Okemos Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Ingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The Okemos Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393172) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Okemos Census Designated Place is located within Charter Township of Meridian, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ingham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Okemos population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Okemos, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,909
Population in Households 22,606
Population in Familes 16,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density1 1,367
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 9,539
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,738
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,808 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,731 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 511 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $235,607
Average Home Value $282,758


Median Household Income $70,134
Average Household Income $97,993
Per Capita Income $40,964
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 0.96%
Households 1.25% 1.05%
Families 0.93% 0.84%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Okemos, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okemos to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 93rd
Population Density1 # 232 67th
Diversity Index2 # 62 91st
Median Household Income # 43 94th
Per Capita Income # 36 95th

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