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Ann Arbor

City of Ann Arbor

  •   State: 
    Washtenaw County
    Ann Arbor
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    42°16′53″N 83°44′54″W
      Area total: 
    29.09 sq mi
      Area land: 
    28.22 sq mi (73.10 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.87 sq mi (2.25 km²)
    840 ft (256 m)
    1824; Incorporated 1833 (village) 1851 (city)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,388.14 residents per square mile of area (1,694.28/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. In 1837, the property was accepted as the site of the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and was incorporated as a village in 1833. The city's population grew at a rapid rate in the early to the mid-20th century. In the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as an important center for liberal politics. It also became a locus for left-wing activism and anti-Vietnam War movement, as well as the student movement. Two religious institutions were created in Ann Arbor in 1967; the Word of God and Thomas More Law Center were established in 1999. The 2020 census recorded its population to be 123,851. It is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Wash Tenaw County. Ann Ann is also included in the Greater Detroit Combined Statistical Area and the Great Lakes megalopolis, the most populated and largestMegalopolis in North America. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor's economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The town became a regional transportation hub in 1839 with the arrival of the Michigan Central Railroad, and a northsouth railway connecting Ann Arbor to Toledo and other markets to the south was established in 1878. While the earlier settlers were primarily of British ancestry, the newer settlers also consisted of Germans, Irish, and Black people.


Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by land speculators John Allen and Elisha Walker Rumsey. In 1837, the property was accepted as the site of the University of Michigan. The city became a regional transportation hub in 1839 with the arrival of the Michigan Central Railroad. In the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as an important center for liberal politics. In 2008, it was ranked by 27th out of 100 "America's best small cities". And in 2010, Forbes listed Ann Arbor as one of the most most liveable cities in the United States. Since 2003, voters approved a greenbelt plan under which the city government bought agricultural parcels of land adjacent to Ann Arbor to preserve them from sprawling development. Since then, a vociferous debate has hinged on how and whether to accommodate development within the city limits. The town's first and oldest synagogue, Beth Israel Congregation, was established in 1916. The first major meetings of the national left-wing campus group Students for a Democratic Society took place in Ann Arbor in 1960. In 1965, Ann Arbor was home to the first U.S. teach-in against the Vietnam War. The Word of God (established in 1967), a charismatic inter-denominational movement; and the Thomas More Law Center (established in 1999).Following a 1956 vote, East Ann Arbor merged with the eastern sections of the city. Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County in 1827, and was incorporated as a village in 1833.

Geography and cityscape

Ann Arbor is 11.2 miles (18.0 km) road miles west of Ypsilanti. The city is situated on the Huron River in a productive agricultural and fruit-growing region. The landscape of Ann Arbor consists of hills and valleys. Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, which is south of the city at 42°13.38N 83°44.74W, has an elevation of 839 feet (256 m) The city contains more than 50,000 trees along its streets and an equal number in parks. The 19th-century buildings and streetscape of the Old West Side neighborhood have been preserved virtually intact; in 1972, the district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are four distinct seasons: winters are cold and snowy, with average highs around 34 °F (1 °C) and summers are warm to hot and humid. The area experiences a transitional lake effect, primarily in the form of increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. The monthly average temperature in July is 72.6 °C, while the same figure for January is 24.5 °C (2.4 °F) The average daily average temperature for January and February is 24 °F. (4 °C), while the average daily temperature for March and April is 72 °C. The average monthly temperature for April and May is 72°F (22 °C). The city has a typically humid climate (Ken Dfa), which is influenced by the Great Lakes region.


As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 113,934 people, 20,502 families, and 47,060 households residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 73.0% White (70.4% non-Hispanic White), 7.7% Race and ethnicity in the United States Census. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race made up 5.5% of the population. Ann Arbor has a small population of Arab Americans, including students as well as local Lebanese and Palestinians. In 2013, Ann Arbor had the second-largest community of Japanese citizens in the state of Michigan, at 1,541; this figure trailed only that of Novi, which had 2,666 Japanese nationals. According to the 2012-2016 American Community Survey estimates, the median household income was $57,697, and the median family incomewas $95,528. Males over age 25 and with earnings had a median income of $51,682, versus $39,203 for females. Nearly a quarter (23.4%) of people and 6.7%. of families had incomes below the poverty level. The per capita income for the city of Ann Arbor was $37,158. The median age was 27.8; 14.4 percent was under age 18, and 9.3% was age 65 or older. The average household size was 2.17 people; the average family size was2.85 people. The city has a population of 123,851 people and 49,948 households.


The University of Michigan shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly. High tech, health services and biotechnology are other major components of the city's economy. The city is the home to Internet2 and the Merit Network, a not-for-profit research and education computer network. The recent surge in companies operating in Ann Arbor has led to a decrease in its office and flex space vacancy rates. As of December 31, 2012, the total market vacancy rate for office andflex space is 11.80%, a 1.40% decrease in vacancy from one year previous. The office vacancy rate decreased to 10.65% in 2012 from 12.08% in 2011, while the flex vacancy rate decrease slightly more, with a drop from 16.50% to 15.02%. As of 2022, Ann Arbor is home to more than twenty video game and XR studios of varying sizes. Ann Arbor plays host to a regional chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) which hosts monthly meetups, presentations, and educational events. It is also home to National Sanitation Foundation International (NSF International), the nonprofit organization that develops generally accepted standards for a variety of public health related industries. The Borders chain was based in the city with a flagship store, used as its flagship books store, until it closed in September 2011. Domino's Pizza's headquarters is near Ann Arbor on Frank Lloyd Wright's Frank Lloyd Farms, a 271-acre (110 ha) complex just northeast of Ann Arbor.


Several performing arts groups and facilities are on the University of Michigan's campus, as are museums dedicated to art, archaeology, and natural history and sciences. Ann Arbor ranks first among U.S. cities in the number of booksellers and books sold per capita. A person from Ann Arbor is called an "Ann Arborite", and many long-time residents call themselves "townies". The city itself is often called "A²" ("A-squared") or "A2" or "AA", "The Deuce" (mainly by city dwellers) or "The People's Republic of Ann Arbor" The city has a long history of openness to marijuana, given Ann Arbor's decriminalization of cannabis, the large number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, and the annual Hash Bash: an event that is held on the first Saturday of April. Michigan Stadium is the largest American football stadium in the world and the third-largest stadium of any kind in the World. The Ann Arbor District Library maintains four branch outlets in addition to its main downtown building. The city is also home to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, which was built in 1879. In 2011, a popular funk group, Vulfpeck, was founded in a basement in Ann Arbor. In 2012, the city was the subject of a documentary, A Prairie Home Companion, by Garrison Keillor, about the life and times of a former Ann Arbor resident, Paul Callan.

Law and government

Ann Arbor has a council-manager form of government. The City Council has 11 voting members: the mayor and 10 city council members. The mayor and council serve four-year terms. Ann Arbor is part of Michigan's 12th congressional district, represented in Congress by Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat. As of April 2021, Democrats hold the mayorship and all ten seats on the city council. In 2015, Ann Arbor was ranked among the 11th safest cities in Michigan with a population of over 50,000. It was ranked safer than cities such as Royal Oak, Canton, and Clinton Township on the U.S. Census Bureau's list of safe cities. In 1974, Kathy Kozachenko's victory in an Ann Arbor city-council race made her the country's first openly homosexual public office. In 1975, the city became the first to use instant-off voting for a mayoral race through a ballot initiative sponsored by the local Human Rights Party, which was repealed in 1976 after only one use. In 1995, the building was renamed the Guy C. Larcom, Jr. Municipal Building in honor of the longtime city administrator who championed the building's construction. The city hall was designed by architect Alden B. Dow and opened in 1963. The current mayor is Christopher Taylor, a Democrats who was elected as mayor in 2014. The Washtenaw County Trial Court (22nd Circuit Court) is located in Ann Arbor at the Wash tenaw County Courthouse on Main Street.


In September 2008, 16,539 students had been enrolled in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Ann Arbor is home to several private schools, including Pioneer, Huron, and Community high schools. The University of Michigan is located in the city's downtown area. The city is also home to a number of colleges and universities, including Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevensville. In 2009, the Ave Maria School of Law opened in a former Domino's Pizza building in Ann Arbor. The law school is now located in a new building on the same site as the original Ave Maria, which was built in the early 1900s. The school is part of the U.S. Department of Education's College of Law and Policy Studies program, which provides legal training to students and faculty. It is also the home of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), which was founded in 1903. The AIA is a leading institute of higher education in the United States, with more than 2,000 students studying in its programs. It was founded by the founder of the A.I.A. in 1903, who was inspired by the American School of Arts and Crafts, which is based in New York City. It has been in existence since the early 20th century, and is one of the oldest public schools in the country. It also has its own museum, the Museum of Art and Design, which houses a collection of art and architecture from around the world.

Health, environment, and utilities

The University of Michigan Medical Center is the only teaching hospital in the city. The area's other major medical centers include a large facility operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, and Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in nearby Superior Township. The city provides sewage disposal and water supply services, with water coming from the Huron River and groundwater sources. AT&T Inc. is the primary wired telephone service provider for the area. Cable TV service is primarily provided by Comcast. A plume of the industrial solvent dioxane is migrating under the city from the contaminated Gelman Sciences, Inc. property on the westside of Ann Arbor. It's currently detected at 0.039 ppb. The Gelman plume is a potential threat to one of the city's drinking water sources, theHuron River, which flows through downtown Ann Arbor and through the downtown area of the City of Arbor. The water department also operates four dams along thehuron RiverArgo, Barton, Geddes, and Superiorof which Barton and Superior provide hydroelectric power. Electrical power and gas are provided by DTE Energy. Other utilities are provided for the city by private entities, with Recycle Ann Arbor handling recycling service. It is estimated that the city will have a population of 1.2 million by the end of the year, up from 1.3 million in 2010. The population is expected to reach 1.4 million by 2015. The average annual income is about $50,000.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan = 43.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 44. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 40. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Ann Arbor = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 123,851 individuals with a median age of 42.5 age the population grows by 2.14% in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,388.14 residents per square mile of area (1,694.28/km²). There are average 2.35 people per household in the 1,993 households with an average household income of $99,346 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -8.38% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 14.44%. The number of physicians in Ann Arbor per 100,000 population = 569.5.


The annual rainfall in Ann Arbor = 31.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 39.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 128. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 179. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 17 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 66.51%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $367,490 and home appreciation of -4.26%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $15.56 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,418 per student. There are 18 students for each teacher in the school, 575 students for each Librarian and 506 students for each Counselor. 2.53% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.76% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 51.51% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Ann Arbor's population in Washtenaw County, Michigan of 14,509 residents in 1900 has increased 8,54-fold to 123,851 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.21% female residents and 48.79% male residents live in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

    As of 2020 in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan are married and the remaining 33.64% are single population.

  • 24.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Ann Arbor require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.19% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.28% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.33% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 6.81% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan, 66.51% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.45% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.04% are vacant.

  • The 32.13% of the population in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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