Introduction to Adrian, Michigan

Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee county, is 29 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is in the Ann Arbor area. There are 21,574 residents in Adrian.

Adrian History

Addison J. Comstock was the first settler to arrive in this area. He acquired over 1,000 acres of land in this region and settled down here in 1826. The town was known as Logan unitl 1828. However, Comstock's wife persuaded him to change the name to Adrian in honor of the Roman emperor, Hadrian. In 1838, the legislature officially adopted the name Adrian.

Adrian and nearby Attractions

  • Lenawee Historical Society Museum
  • Croswell Opera House
  • Adrian Area Chamber Of Commerce
  • Oakwood Cemetery
  • Lake Adrian
  • Deerfield Park

Things To Do In Adrian

The city of Adrian is near a number of historic sites and museums. From here, one can visit Historic Fort Wayne, the Croswell Opera House or the Fallen Timbers Memorial. This memorial is located near the site of the 1794 battle of Fallen Timbers. There are a number of pristine lakes, including Lake Adrian and Wolf Creek. The Hidden Lake Gardens and Deerfield Park also provide recreational facilities for both adults and children.

Adrian Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

Adrian Higher Education

Residents of Adrian can pursue higher educational opportunities at Siena Heights University or at Adrian College. Other higher educational institutes nearby include the Washtenaw Community College, Owens Community College-Toledo Campus and the University of Toledo.


Total Population 20,878
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,118
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 33.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.3%
Median Earnings25+ $26,468
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,200


Median Family Income $41,071
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $69,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 14.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Adrian Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Lenawee
Standard Zip Codes 49221
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.897
Longitude -84.037

Adrian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ADRIAN 2 NNE
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 24.6 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
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cadmus (49221)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blissfield 3,154 $56,121
Britton 666 $57,411
Clayton 360 $35,357
Deerfield 841 $64,464
Onsted 935 $69,107
Tecumseh 8,393 $62,806

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Adrian Public Libraries

Lenawee County Library
4459 WEST US 223
Adrian, Michigan
(517) 263-1011
Library Web Site
Adrian Public Library
Adrian, Michigan
(517) 265-2265
Library Web Site

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Adrian Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(517) 265-0900
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 21.1

Serves 673 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 38.7

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