Dexter, MI

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Living in Dexter

Dexter is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,715 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Dexter is the 235th largest community in Michigan. Dexter has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Dexter, where the median household income is $85,469.00.

Dexter real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Dexter house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Dexter is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 85.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Dexter is a village of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dexter who work in management occupations (16.58%), computer science and math (9.05%), and teaching (7.58%).

Also of interest is that Dexter has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Dexter is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Dexter’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Dexter, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Dexter is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dexter in 2018 was $38,158, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,632 for a family of four. However, Dexter contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dexter is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Dexter home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dexter residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dexter include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Dexter is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.