Dexter, Michigan

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Dexter, Michigan

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High Points

Dexter strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dexter Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Dexter Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Dexter College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Dexter Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dexter People in Middle Class or Better
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Dexter Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Dexter Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Dexter Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Dexter, Michigan

Comparing Dexter to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 8
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 2 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
People Living Alone 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Dexter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles W of Detroit, Michigan
County Washtenaw
Standard Zip Codes 48130
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.338
Longitude -83.888

Dexter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 29.2 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Dexter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,338 100%
Male 1,137 48.6%
Female 1,201 51.4%
Under 18 618 26.4%
18+ 1,720 73.6%
65+ 229 9.8%
Median Age 33.6
Average Family Size 2.92
White 2,258 96.6%
African-American 10 0.4%
Asian 24 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.3%
Other 6 0.3%
Mixed Race 33 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 1%

Estimated Dexter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,198
Growth 860
Growth % 36.8%

Dexter Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.6%
English 10.1%
Irish 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
US/American 6%
Italian 6%
Scottish 5.2%
French (except Basque) 4.2%
Polish 3.7%
Dutch 2.9%
French Canadian 2.7%
European 2.4%
Greek 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Hungarian 1.3%
Romanian 1.3%
Finnish 1%
Jordanian 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Lebanese 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Macedonian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Israeli 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Maltese 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dexter, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dover (48130)
Hudson Mills (48130)
Scio (48130)
Webster (48130)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dexter 2,338 $62,697
Ann Arbor 114,024 $71,293
Barton Hills 335 $153,166
Brighton 6,701 $62,222
Chelsea 4,398 $72,266
Pinckney 2,141 $60,776
Saline 8,034 $73,162

Dexter Public Libraries

Dexter District Library
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(734) 426-4477
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Dexter High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 1,033 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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