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Overview

Introduction to Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is located in southeastern Michigan on the Huron River, about 40 miles west of Detroit and 45 miles east of Lansing. John Allen and Elisha Rumsey founded the city in 1824, naming it after their spouses, both named Ann. Today, "A-Squared" is Michigan's 7th-largest city. The hometown of former President Gerald Ford, the city manages to exude Midwestern charm while claiming a strong economy based on a variety of industries, including printing and publishing, electronics and transportation equipment, medical equipment and technology. Domino's Pizza and Borders Books are based in the city. Ann Arbor is also an important medical center, home to a large pharmaceutical research facility and several high tech research and development firms.

Ann Arbor Culture

Ann Arbor has many museums, including the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The city attracts thousands of visitors to its festivals throughout the year: the 2-day Ann the Arbor Folk Festival in January, the 3-week Ann Arbor Summer Festival (music, comedy, films) in June and the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival in September.

Ann Arbor Sports and Leisure

Ann Arbor offers the sports fan a lively college sports scene with access to major league teams 40 miles east in Detroit. Within Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan Wolverines play at 107,500-seat Michigan Stadium, the largest in the country. Another 45 miles west is East Lansing, home to the Michigan State University Spartans. Detroit offers pro sports teams in each of the four major leagues. Baseball's Detroit Tigers play downtown at 40,000-seat, state-of-the-art Comerica Park, which has a Ferris wheel and a carousel. Adjacent 65,000-seat Ford Field is the domed den of the NFL's Lions. The stadium also hosts national events such as the Super Bowl and NCAA Men's Final Four basketball. The NHL's Detroit Red Wings play at 20,000-seat Joe Louis Arena, which also features college tournaments such as the Great Lakes Invitational in December and the CCHA tournament in March. A half-hour drive northeast of Ann Arbor, the 2,000-seat Palace at Auburn Hills hosts the NBA's Detroit Pistons, the WNBA's Shock, and Arena Football's Fury.

Ann Arbor Outdoors

Ann Arbor is a nice place to enjoy the great outdoors. Dexter-Huron Metropark, just 7 miles northwest of Ann Arbor on the Huron River, provides 122-acres of wooded areas and excellent river fishing. Hudson Mills Metropark, another 5 miles northwest, is a 1,549-acre park that offers fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and nature trails, softball diamonds and an 18-hole golf course. With easy access to more water sports on the Great Lakes, Ann Arbor offers an endless array of outdoor activities.

Ann Arbor at Night

A progressive city with a thriving college scene and one of the youngest populations (28 years median age) among major cities, Ann Arbor offers a stimulating nightlife. Home to the University of Michigan's 35,000 students, the area is loaded with hip bars, coffee houses and places to hear live music. Washington and Main Streets are among the city's favorite hotspots for a night out. Nearby Ypsilanti offers more restaurants and bars. Detroit has a booming music scene, plenty of bars, three casinos within the city and another across the Canadian border in Windsor.

Demographics

People

Total Population118,087
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+58,114
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married34.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.8%
Median Earnings25+$44,835
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,012
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,406

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,528
% Above Poverty Level76.6%
% Below Poverty Level23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work19.3%
% Using Public Transportation11%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,114
Median House Value$250,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.1%
English10.1%
Irish9.9%
Polish6.6%
Italian5.2%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish2.7%
Russian2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Arab1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Welsh1.1%
African1.1%
Greek1%
Canadian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Finnish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Somali0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
West Indian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
South African0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
German0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Ann Arbor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washtenaw County
Standard Zip Codes48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109
P.O. Box Zip Codes48106, 48107, 48113
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.26
Approximate Longitude-83.85

Ann Arbor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip35.3 inches
StationMILAN 4 ESE
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches
StationMILFORD GM PROVING GR
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip29.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barton Hills293$250
Belleville3,896$67,697
Dexter4,319$99,746
Milan5,917$70,965
Saline9,082$104,531
Ypsilanti20,577$47,483

Ann Arbor Public Libraries

Ann Arbor District Library
343 SOUTH FIFTH AVENUE
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 327-4200

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Ann Arbor Hospitals

Va Ann Arbor Healthcare System
(Government - Federal)
2215 Fuller Rd
University Of Michigan Health System
(Non-profit)
1500 E Medical Center Drive, Spc 5474
St Joseph Mercy Hospital
(Non-profit)
5301 E Huron River Dr

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Abbot School
2670 Sequoia Pkwy
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1901
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Ann Arbor Open At Mack School
920 Miller Ave
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1910
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Bach Elementary School
600 West Jefferson St
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1949
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Dicken Elementary School
2135 Runnymede Blvd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1928
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Eberwhite School
800 Soule Blvd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1934
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Forsythe Middle School
1655 Newport Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1985
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Haisley Elementary School
825 Duncan St
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1937
Primary
Total Enrollment 399
High Point School
1735 South Wagner Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-8111
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Honey Creek Community School
1735 South Wagner Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-2636
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Lakewood Elementary School
344 Gralake Ave
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1953
Primary
Total Enrollment 332
Pioneer High School
601 West Stadium Blvd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-2120
High
Total Enrollment 1671
Skyline High School
2552 North Maple Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-7001
High
Total Enrollment 1448
Slauson Middle School
1019 West Washington St
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-2004
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Uriah H. Lawton School
2250 South 7th St
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1946
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Washtenaw Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Program
1819 S Wagner Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-8100
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Wines Elementary School
1701 Newport Rd
ZIP: 48103
(734) 994-1973
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Angell School
1608 South University Ave
ZIP: 48104
(734) 994-1907
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Burns Park Elementary School
1414 Wells St
ZIP: 48104
(734) 994-1919
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Central Academy
2459 South Industrial Hwy
ZIP: 48104
(734) 822-1100
Other
Total Enrollment 568
Community High School
401 North Division St
ZIP: 48104
(734) 994-2021
High
Total Enrollment 476
John Allen School
2560 Towner Blvd
ZIP: 48104
(734) 997-1210
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Pathways To Success Academic Campus
2800 Stone School Rd
ZIP: 48104
(734) 997-1237
High
Total Enrollment 203
Pattengill School
2100 Crestland Dr
ZIP: 48104
(734) 994-1961
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Pittsfield School
2543 Pittsfield Blvd
ZIP: 48104
(734) 997-1218
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Tappan Middle School
2251 East Stadium Blvd
ZIP: 48104
(734) 994-2011
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Clague Middle School
2616 Nixon Rd
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-1976
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Huron High School
2727 Fuller Rd
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-2040
High
Total Enrollment 1504
Logan Elementary School
2685 Traver Rd
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-1807
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Martin Luther King Elem. School
3800 Waldenwood Dr
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-1940
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Northside Elementary School
912 Barton Dr
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-1958
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Thurston Elementary School
2300 Prairie St
ZIP: 48105
(734) 994-1970
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Washtenaw Technical Middle College
4800 East Huron River Dr, Ti 214
ZIP: 48105
(734) 973-3410
High
Total Enrollment 535
Ann Arbor Learning Community
3980 Research Park Dr
ZIP: 48108
(734) 477-0340
Primary
Total Enrollment 202
Carpenter School
4250 Central Blvd
ZIP: 48108
(734) 997-1214
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Clifford E. Bryant Comm. School
2150 Santa Rosa Dr
ZIP: 48108
(734) 997-1212
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Mary D. Mitchell School
3550 Pittsview Dr
ZIP: 48108
(734) 997-1216
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Multicultural Academy
5550 Platt Rd
ZIP: 48108
(734) 677-0732
Other
Total Enrollment 182
Scarlett Middle School
3300 Lorraine St
ZIP: 48108
(734) 997-1220
Middle
Total Enrollment 558
Washtenaw County Youth Center - Educational Programs
4125 Washtenaw Ave
ZIP: 48108
(734) 994-8100
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Way Academy - Flint Washtenaw Campus
555 Briarwood Cir
ZIP: 48108
(810) 265-5492
High
Total Enrollment 14

Ann Arbor Private Schools

Christian Montessori School Of Ann Arbor
5225 Jackson Rd
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Daycroft Montessori School
1095 N Zeeb Rd
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
Doughty Montessori School
416 S Ashley St
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Emerson School
5425 Scio Church Rd
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 396
Peach Tree Montessori International
319 N Ashley St
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Rudolf Steiner School Of Ann Arbor
2775 Newport Rd
ZIP: 48103
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 312
The Discovery Center
775 S Maple Rd
ZIP: 48103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Veritas Christi High School
640 Ridgewood Ct
ZIP: 48103
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1
Ann Arbor Academy
111 E Mosley St
ZIP: 48104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Ann Arbor Hills Child Development Center
2775 Bedford Rd
ZIP: 48104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Clonlara School
1289 Jewett St
ZIP: 48104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
St Francis Of Assisi School
2270 E Stadium Blvd
ZIP: 48104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 376
St Thomas Elementary School
540 Elizabeth St
ZIP: 48104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 215
Summers-knoll School
2015 Manchester Rd
ZIP: 48104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
Ann Arbor Christian School
5500 Whitmore Lake Rd
ZIP: 48105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Fr Gabriel Richard High School
4333 Whitehall Dr
ZIP: 48105
Secondary
Total Enrollment 518
Go Like The Wind Montessori School
3540 Dixboro Ln
ZIP: 48105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 111
Green House Montessori School
3613 Green Brier Blvd
ZIP: 48105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Greenhills School
850 Greenhills Dr
ZIP: 48105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 544
Michigan Islamic Academy
2301 Plymouth Rd
ZIP: 48105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 196
Oak Trails School
6727 Warren Rd # 1
ZIP: 48105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Spiritus Sanctus Academy
4101 E Joy Rd
ZIP: 48105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 191
St Paul Lutheran School
495 Earhart Rd
ZIP: 48105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 199
Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary
2796 Packard St
ZIP: 48108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Hebrew Day School Of Ann Arbor
2937 Birch Hollow Dr
ZIP: 48108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Little Lamb Nursery & Kindergarten
2794 Packard St
ZIP: 48108
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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U. of Michigan (president's house) between 1880 and 1899

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U. of Michigan (president's house) between 1880 and 1899

Homeopathic hospital (University of Michigan) c1903.

University of Michigan (Commencement Day, Senior Parade) between 1890 and 1910

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