Okemos, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Okemos, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Okemos Census Designated Place had a population of 23,288 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Okemos, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 23,288
Daytime Population: Workers 16,544
Daytime Population: Residents 11,572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 22,990
Population in Familes 17,168
Population in Group Qrtrs 298
Population Density2 1,389
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $72,136
Average Household Income $103,489
Per Capita Income $43,194


Total Housing Units 10,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,847 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,848 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 507 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $242,192
Average Home Value $287,171


Total Households 9,695
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 5,811
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.19% 0.98%
Households 1.31% 1.03%
Families 0.98% 0.82%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2017 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 Density # 228 67th
Diversity Index # 61 91st
Median Household Income # 43 94th
Per Capita Income # 37 95th

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