Dexter, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Dexter had a population of 4,246 as of July 1, 2016. Dexter ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 42.3323 and longitude -83.881 in Washtenaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dexter (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Washtenaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Dexter (GNIS ID: 2398719) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dexter is located within Township of Scio, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washtenaw County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter 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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Dexter, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,246
Population in Households 4,246
Population in Familes 3,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,223
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,647
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,127
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,246 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 401 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $270,619
Average Home Value $310,714


Median Household Income $73,341
Average Household Income $98,357
Per Capita Income $38,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.75%
Households 0.57% 0.67%
Families 0.88% 0.61%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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.

Dexter, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 192 72nd
Population Density1 # 116 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 274 61st
Median Household Income # 36 95th
Per Capita Income # 40 94th

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