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Okemos is in Ingham County, in the Lansing metro area.
The community name derives from Algonquian for "little chief"
The latitude of Okemos is 42.722N. The longitude is -84.427W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 22,805.
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21% of Okemos residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okemos ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okemos was $33,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.
67% of Okemos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Okemos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $624. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,407.
Libraries in Okemos include Hope Borbas Okemos Branch ... View libraries
Ingham County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okemos political report.
The average commute time for Okemos workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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