Ann Arbor, Michigan

county seat of Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States

Ann Arbor is a city in the US state of Michigan. It is the county seat of Washtenaw County.[7] According to the 2020 United States Census, Ann Arbor was the 5th largest city in Michigan. In 2020, there were 123,851 people living there.[4] The city is part of the Detroit Metropolitan Combined Statistial Area.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Downtown Ann Arbor, 2020-05-05.jpg
From top, left to right: the Ann Arbor skyline, a sunset in Ann Arbor, Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Huron River, and the 2019 Ann Arbor Art Fair
A2, A2, Tree Town, People's Republic of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is located in Michigan
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Interactive map of Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is located in the United States
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Ann Arbor (the United States)
Coordinates: 42°16′53″N 83°44′54″W / 42.28139°N 83.74833°W / 42.28139; -83.74833
CountryUnited States
Incorporated1833 (village)
1851 (city)
Founded byJohn Allen and Elisha Rumsey
Named forThe wives of the city's founders (both named Ann) and the bur oak in the area
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City29.09 sq mi (75.35 km2)
 • Land28.22 sq mi (73.10 km2)
 • Water0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Urban
159.57 sq mi (413.46 km2)
 • Metro
722 sq mi (1,870 km2)
840 ft (256 m)
 • City123,851
 • Rank231st in the United States
5th in Michigan
 • Density4,388.14/sq mi (1,694.28/km2)
 • Urban
317,689 (US: 129th)[3]
 • Urban density2,214.6/sq mi (855.0/km2)
 • Metro372,258 (US: 148th)
DemonymAnn Arborite
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code(s)
48103–48109, 48113
Area code734
FIPS code26-03000[6]
GNIS feature ID0620133[6]

Ann Arbor was started in 1824. It is thought that the city is named after the wife, Ann, of one of the founders.[8]: 1–2  The University of Michigan was moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. (Before that, the university had been in Detroit.) The city grew during the 1800s and 1900s. The only time the city did not grow was the Depression of 1873.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Ann Arbor was an important place for the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and for left-wing and liberal politics.

Today, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university is very important to the city because 30,000 people work for it. 12,000 of these workers work for the University of Michigan Health System, which are hospitals and clinics run by the university. Ann Arbor's economy is also very high-tech. High-tech companies come to the area because there are many graduates and a lot of research and development money at the university.[9]

Sources change

  1. "City of Ann Arbor: Departments". 2022. Retrieved November 21, 2022.
  2. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 28, 2022. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  3. United States Census Bureau (December 29, 2022). "2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications". Federal Register.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "QuickFacts: Ann Arbor city, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  5. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 12, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  7. "Bibliography on Washtenaw County". Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  8. Marwil, Jonathan (1991). A History of Ann Arbor. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-06463-2.
  9. "Ann Arbor: Introduction". Advameg, Inc. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.