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Okemos, Michigan - Basic Facts

Okemos is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Okemos Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ingham County at latitude 42.7223 and longitude -84.4275. Ingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 840 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Okemos Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 16.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

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Okemos, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,883
Population in Households 21,580
Population in Familes 16,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density1 1,305
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 9,140
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,539
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,661 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,478 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 606 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $193,419
Average Home Value $215,457


Median Household Income $64,550
Average Household Income $91,554
Per Capita Income $38,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.56% 0.41%
Households 0.83% 0.52%
Families 0.53% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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, 2014 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 # 53 92nd
Population Density1 # 244 65th
Diversity Index2 # 74 89th
Median Household Income # 50 93rd
Per Capita Income # 38 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.