Okemos Today

In 1994, the new Okemos High School was built to replace the old building as the high school in the district. The old high school would be turned into a middle school that would house sixth, seventh and eighth graders.


Founded as a farming community, today, the city is widely recognized as a suburb of the city of Lansing.

The history of Okemos survives at the Meridian Historical Village. Restorations of Okemos Station, the Walker general store and a one room schoolhouse reside there.

Along Okemos Rd. in the “Four Corners” is a Michigan Historical Site Marker that details the life of Chief John Okemos.


In 2011, CNN Money Magazine ranked Okemos as the 12th best city in America to live for the “rich and single”.

The current population of Okemos is around 21,400 people.