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Overview

Introduction to Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw county, is 6 miles E of Ann Arbor, Michigan and 29 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. The people of the city are in the Ann Arbor metropolitan area.

Ypsilanti History

Gabriel Godfroy, a French-Canadian fur trader, established a trading post in this area in 1809. By 1823, a permanent settlement had been establsihed here by Major Thomas Woodruff. In 1829, Woodruff's Grove became Ypsilanti. The community was named in honor of the Greek war hero, Demetrios Ypsilanti. On February 4, 1858, Ypsilanti was incorporated as a city. Ypsilanti has been home to a number of automobile industries, including the Apex Motors.

Ypsilanti and nearby Attractions

  • Fair Lane
  • Ann Arbor Art Center
  • Gerald R. Ford Library
  • Highland Cemetery
  • Prospect Park

Things To Do In Ypsilanti

Visitors to Ypsilanti can take a trip to one of the many nearby historical sites, like the Croswell Opera House or Fair Lane, which was the home of Henry and Clara Bryant Ford. The Plymouth Historical Museum, the Ann Arbor Art Center, and the Gerald R. Ford Library also offer insights into the historical and cultural background of the area. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has interactive exhibits like a rock wall, a preschool gallery, and a giant bubble.

Ypsilanti Transportation

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

Ypsilanti Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to the residents of Ypsilanti are Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,577
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+11,119
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married18.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$27,006
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,686
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,120

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,483
% Above Poverty Level68.7%
% Below Poverty Level31.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$772
Median House Value$130,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.9%
German18.8%
Irish10.9%
English6.5%
Polish6.3%
Italian4.4%
French Except Basque2.8%
Arab2.6%
African2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Russian1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Finnish0.9%
Canadian0.7%
Iraqi0.7%
Lebanese0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Greek0.5%
Ethiopian0.5%
Somali0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Israeli0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Australian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Ypsilanti Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washtenaw County
Standard Zip Codes48197, 48198
Phone Area Codes734
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude42.24
Approximate Longitude-83.62

Ypsilanti Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationYPSILANTI E MICH UNIV
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches
StationANN ARBOR UNIV OF MICH
Distance6.7 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
Distance12.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ann Arbor118,087$98,528
Barton Hills293$250
Belleville3,896$67,697
Milan5,917$70,965
Romulus23,457$52,391
Saline9,082$104,531

Ypsilanti Public Libraries

Ypsilanti District Library
5577 WHITTAKER ROAD
Ypsilanti, Michigan
(734) 482-4110

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Ypsilanti Hospitals

Forest Health Medical Center
(Proprietary)
135 S Prospect St
Select Specialty Hospital-ann Arbor
(Proprietary)
5301 E Huron River Dr, 7th Fl

Ypsilanti Public Schools

Actech High School
1885 Packard Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 221-1001
High
Total Enrollment 519
Arbor Preparatory High School
6800 Hitchingham Road
ZIP: 48197
(734) 961-9700
High
Total Enrollment 411
Bishop Elementary School
8888 Whittaker Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7074
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Brick Elementary School
8970 Whittaker Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7031
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Childs Elementary School
7300 Bemis Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7035
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Early College Alliance
220 King Hall
ZIP: 48197
(734) 487-4290
High
Total Enrollment 423
East Arbor Charter Academy
6885 Merritt Road
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-5506
Primary
Total Enrollment 757
Estabrook Elementary
1555 West Cross St
ZIP: 48197
(734) 221-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Fortis Academy
3875 Golfside Dr
ZIP: 48197
(734) 572-3623
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Lincoln Middle School
8744 Whittaker Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7033
Middle
Total Enrollment 938
Lincoln Senior High School
7425 Willis Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7004
High
Total Enrollment 1237
Model Elementary School
8850 Whittaker Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 484-7045
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
Perry Early Learning Center
550 Perry St
ZIP: 48197
(734) 221-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Roberto Clemente Center
4377 Textile Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 997-1236
South Arbor Charter Academy
8200 Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 528-2821
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Stemm Academy
1885 Packard Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 221-1001
High
Total Enrollment 145
Washtenaw Alliance For Virtual Education
301 W Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48197
(734) 994-8100
High
Total Enrollment 277
Washtenaw Alliance For Virtual Education (home)
301 W Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48197
(734) 994-8100
High
Total Enrollment 1
Wsc Academy - Ypsilanti Campus
855 Jefferson St
ZIP: 48197
(734) 794-0218
High
Total Enrollment 87
Ypsilanti New Tech High School
2100 Ellsworth Rd
ZIP: 48197
(734) 221-1500
High
Total Enrollment 314
Adams Stem Academy
503 Oak St
ZIP: 48198
(734) 221-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Erickson Elementary
1427 Levona St
ZIP: 48198
(734) 221-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Ford Early Learning Center
2440 E. Clark Road
ZIP: 48198
(734) 221-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
Forest School
1076 Ecorse Rd
ZIP: 48198
(734) 714-1800
Other
Total Enrollment 37
Global Tech Academy
1715 E Forest Ave
ZIP: 48198
(734) 390-9625
Primary
Total Enrollment 116
Holmes Elementary
1255 Holmes Rd
ZIP: 48198
(734) 221-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
New Beginnings Academy
211 East Michigan Ave
ZIP: 48198
(734) 481-9001
Primary
Total Enrollment 126
Rawsonville Elementary School
3110 South Grove St
ZIP: 48198
(734) 482-9845
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy
10550 Geddes Road
ZIP: 48198
(734) 484-0118
Primary
Total Enrollment 773
Washtenaw International High School
510 Emerick Street
ZIP: 48198
(734) 994-8100
High
Total Enrollment 372
Washtenaw International Middle Academy
510 Emerick St
ZIP: 48198
(734) 994-8145
Middle
Total Enrollment 179
Ypsilanti Community Middle School
235 Spencer Ln
ZIP: 48198
(734) 221-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 507

Ypsilanti Private Schools

Adventure Center
2111 Golfside Dr Ste A
ZIP: 48197
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Huron Valley Catholic School
1300 N Prospect Rd
ZIP: 48198
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
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Historic Ypsilanti

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House above Huraon river between 1900 and 1910

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House above Huraon river between 1900 and 1910

Reception desk (Ypsilanti mineral bath house) between 1900 and 1910

Cleary Business College between 1900 and 1910

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