Introduction to Tecumseh, Michigan

Tecumseh, Michigan, in Lenawee county, is 21 miles SW of Ann Arbor, Michigan and 30 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city is home to some 8,574 residents.

Tecumseh History

Tecumseh is surrounded by Tecumseh Township, but is politically autonomous. Lenawee County was formed out of Monroe County in 1826. The first European settlement in the county occurred in 1824. The famous Dynamic Kernels tithing project took place in Tecumseh.

Tecumseh and nearby Attractions

  • Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Croswell Opera House
  • W.J. Hayes State Park
  • Hidden Lake Gardens
  • Mount Holly
  • Lenawee County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Tecumseh

Local museums include the Ann Arbor Art Center, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Library and the Lenawee County Historical Society Museum. Nearby historical sites include the Croswell Opera House, Fallen Timbers, Fort Meigs and Fair Lane. Hidden Lake Gardens, the Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, and the Toledo Botanical Garden are all accessible from Tecumseh as well.

Tecumseh Transportation

Bishop International Airport is located nearby.

Tecumseh Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the University of Michigan, Adrian College, Concordia University-Ann Arbor and Siena Heights University.


Total Population 8,393
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,105
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,712
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,668


Median Family Income $62,806
% Above Poverty Level 89.9%
% Below Poverty Level 10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 35.8%
Median Gross Rent $701
Median House Value $105,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 21%

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

Tecumseh Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Lenawee
Standard Zip Codes 49286
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.003
Longitude -83.945

Tecumseh 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 7.1 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 17.4 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
Distance 23.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adrian 20,878 $41,071
Blissfield 3,154 $56,121
Britton 666 $57,411
Deerfield 841 $64,464
Manchester 2,124 $66,875
Onsted 935 $69,107

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

Tecumseh Public Libraries

Tecumseh Public Library
Tecumseh, Michigan
(517) 423-2238

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Tecumseh Hospitals

(Government - Federal)
(517) 424-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,078 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

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Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

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