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Statistics and Facts of Dexter Michigan

Named for Judge Samuel William Dexter (son of Samuel Dexter, the early American statesman) who, in 1824, became the first person to purchase land in what is now Dexter village.

Dexter is the birthplace of biologist, women's suffragette, and philanthropist Katharine Dexter McCormick and Dr. Royal S. Copeland, US Senator from New York.

Washtenaw County

Population in July 2007: 3,300. Population change since 2000: +40.6%
Males: 1,604 (48.6%)
Females: 1,696 (51.4%)

Median resident age: 33.6 years
Michigan median age: 35.5 years

Zip codes: 48130

Estimated median household income in 2007: $59,311 (it was $50,510 in 2000)
Dexter: $59,311
Michigan: $47,950

Estimated median house or condo value in 2007: $218,588 (it was $161,100 in 2000)
Dexter: $218,588
Michigan: $153,100

Mean prices in 2007: All housing units: $235,341; Detached houses: $241,640; Townhouses or other attached units: $163,564; In 2-unit structures: $406,406; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $414,510; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $259,281

2008 cost of living index in Dexter: 91.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (28.4%), English (15.2%), Irish (14.3%), French (7.1%), Italian (6.4%), Polish (5.3%)

Elevation: 862 feet

Land area: 1.89 square miles. Population density: 1746 people per square mile (low)

For population 25 years and over in Dexter
High school or higher: 92.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 14.9%
Unemployed: 1.5%

Mean travel time to work: 24.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dexter village
Never married: 27.1%
Now married: 52.1%
Separated: 2.0%
Widowed: 6.1%
Divorced: 12.7%

88 residents are foreign born
This village: 3.8%
Michigan: 5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Dexter: 1.6% ($2,544)
Michigan: 1.3% ($1,461)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ann Arbor, MI (8.4 miles, pop. 114,024)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (40.0 miles, pop. 951,270)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (197.9 miles, pop. 2,896,016)

Nearest cities: Barton Hills, MI (2.6 miles), Chelsea, MI (2.7 miles), Ann Arbor, MI (2.9 miles), Whitmore Lake, MI (2.9 miles), Pinckney, MI (3.0 miles), Saline, MI (3.5 miles), Brighton, MI (3.8 miles), South Lyon, MI (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 42.33 N, Longitude: 83.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,894 (+81.0%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 317 (22.9%)

Area code: 734

Population change in the 1990s: +816 (+53.6%)

Hospitals/medical centers near Dexter:

Airports located in Dexter:
Cackleberry Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 100, Local Ops: 100)

Amtrak station near Dexter:
8 miles: ANN ARBOR (325 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dexter:
WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; Full-time enrollment: 5,436)
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-ANN ARBOR (about 9 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 35,684)
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; YPSILANTI, MI; FT enrollment: 17,476)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 2,431)
JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 27 miles; JACKSON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE (about 27 miles; LIVONIA, MI; FT enrollment: 4,780)
LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; LANSING, MI; FT enrollment: 8,454)

Public high school in Dexter:
Dexter High School (Students: 1183; Location: 2200 NORTH PARKER ROAD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dexter:
Mill Creek Middle School (Students: 617; Location: 7305 DEXTER-ANN ARBOR ROAD; Grades: 7 - 8)
Creekside Intermediate School (Students: 582; Location: 2615 BAKER ROAD; Grades: 5 - 6)
Wylie Elementary School (Students: 517; Location: 3060 KENSINGTON; Grades: 3 - 4)
Cornerstone Elementary School (Students: 416; Location: 7480 DAN HOEY ROAD; Grades: KG - 2)
Bates Elementary School (Students: 313; Location: 2704 BAKER ROAD; Grades: KG - 2)

Library in Dexter:
DEXTER DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $340,542; Location: 8040 FOURTH STREET; 34,737 books; 2,668 audio materials; 2,981 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)

Average household size:
This village: 2.3 people
Michigan: 2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village: 63.3%
Whole state: 68.0%

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2007:
This village: 4.5%
Whole state: 10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2007:
This village: 2.7%
Whole state: 4.8%

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