Learn more about homes in Okemos, MI

About Okemos, MI

Named after famed Chippewa Indian Chief John Okemos, this 1850’s village on the Red Cedar River has grown into a major upscale bedroom community and regional shopping destination. It is located near Lansing, the state capital and shares a common border with Michigan State University. Okemos, MI is well known for educational excellence with strong parent and community support.

* Okemos High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medal High School, ranking it among the top 2.9% of the nation’s high schools, with 8 National Merit Finalists. The average ACT score is 24.
* School/Match, the nation’s largest school-select consulting firm, annually names 14% of the nation’s schools as meeting the educational needs of families. Okemos schools are consistently selected as a member of that elite group.
* More than four thousand students attend 5 elementary schools, a public Montessori school (pre-primary-6th grade), two middle schools and one high school.
* The Okemos Community Education Program won the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education “President’s Award” in recognition of “Outstanding dedication, vision and leadership.”
* Median home prices, as well as household incomes are high relative to most of the greater Lansing area.
* Okemos is a bedroom community of approximately 23,000 people.

Points of interest:

* There are several shopping malls, plazas and stores, the largest being the Meridian Mall.
* The Meridian Historical Village, the Nokomis Learning Center and Farmers Market are adjacent to the Meridian Township offices. Okemos is unincorporated and local government is provided by the Township.
* Ferguson Park, along the Red Cedar River, is thought to be the meeting place where Chief John Okemos, after whom the village is named, and the war chiefs held their pow wows. The park is part of the oldest settlement in the area.
* The Harris Nature Center is dedicated to exploring and preserving the wildlife and habitat of the Red Cedar River. The Center offers educational opportunities, special events and nature walks and a plant swap each spring and fall.
* The Township of Meridian has 20 parks covering more than 850 acres, most of them natural areas with hiking and skiing trails.

Weather in Okemos

The average high temperatures in Okemos range from 30 in January to 83 in July

Average home income in Okemos

The average household income of a Okemos resident is $95,922 with an average home value of $233,535

Population of Okemos

Okemos has 21,293 residents.

Home ownership in Okemos

The average level of home ownership in Okemos is 60%.

Education breakdown of Okemos

Education levels of residents of Okemos include: highschool 9%, associate 6%, bachelor 35%, graduate 38%.

Households in Okemos

Okemos has 8,791 homes, built on average 43 years ago.