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  •   State: 
    41°41′ N to 48°18′ N | 82°7′ W to 90°25′ W
      Area total: 
    96,714 sq mi (250,487 km²) [61,896,640.640 acres]
      Area land: 
    56,539 sq mi (150,504 km²) [36,225,885.440 acres]
      Area water: 
    41.54% = 40,175 sq mi (104,052 km²) [25,670,755.200 acres]
    1,979 ft (603 m) Mount Arvon
    January 26, 1837 (26nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 


  • Michigan, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    174/sq mi (67.1/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $620,696 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 2.49% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 2.48% from 2021.  10.3% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  48,490. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  6.2%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $61,859 respectively per capita 2023 = $64,272.
      Housing units: 
    4,611,660 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 0.9% increase compared to 2020, specifically 41,488 more housing units.

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States. The state's name, Michigan, originates from the Ojibwe word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". With a population of about 10 million, Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area, and is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit. Metro Detroit is among the nation's most populous and largest metropolitan economies. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is often noted as shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula (often called "the U.P.") is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The Mackinac Bridge connects the peninsulas. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan also has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles (9.7 km) from a natural water source or more than 85 miles (137 km) from a Great Lakes shoreline. Although Michigan developed a diverse economy, it is widely known as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, which developed as a major economic force in the early 20th century. It is home to the country's three major automobile companies (whose headquarters are all within the Detroit metropolitan area).

As shown in the location map of Michigan that Michigan is located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. Being located in the Great lakes region, the state is not single continuous land area rather made up of two small pieces of lands or peninsula, which is separated by the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac. The Upper Peninsula is much significant economically for the Michigan state US because of availability of natural resources. Besides, this region is also an attraction of point for the tourists as well.

As given on the map of Michigan US that the state shares International boundary i.e. with Canada. Michigan borders Ohio and Indiana on the south, in the north-western side Wisconsin makes boundary with the Michigan. As you can see on the Michigan map US, the state largely makes its border with water body; western boundaries are almost entirely water boundaries, from south to north.

Michigan is authentic through and through. Nowhere else do you experience the simple pleasures of life so directly and unadulterated. White sandy beaches of sugar merge into extensive forests that cover their spectacular colourful autumn dress every year before winter. Here the nature of the Midwest shows its most impressive side - with fabulous lake and shore landscapes, impenetrable forests, dramatic cliffs and beautiful dunes.

Overlooking Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attractions in America. The iconic experience here? Climbing the dunes before running or sliding back down!

The US State Michigan occupies 146,455 m², about 1,6 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Michigan with 9,962,311 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 0,24 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 700,233 fewer people. The capital Lansing alone has 116,986 inhabitants.

Lansing is the only state capital that is not the county seat. Detroit had a population of just over 1 million residents in 1990 and now has just over 680,000 residents.

While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is important for tourism thanks to its abundance of natural resources, while the Lower Peninsula is a center of manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, services, and high-tech industry. Michigan consists of two peninsulas that lie between 82°30' to about 90°30' west longitude, and are separated by the Straits of Mackinac. The 45th parallel north runs through the state—marked by highway signs and the Polar-Equator Trail - along a line including Mission Point Light near Traverse City, the towns of Gaylord and Alpena in the Lower Peninsula and Menominee in the Upper Peninsula. With the exception of two small areas that are drained by the Mississippi River by way of the Wisconsin River in the Upper Peninsula and by way of the Kankakee-Illinois River in the Lower Peninsula, Michigan is drained by the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed and is the only state with the majority of its land thus drained. The Great Lakes that border Michigan from east to west are Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It has more public golf courses, registered boats and lighthouses than any other state. The state is bounded on the south by the states of Ohio and Indiana, sharing land and water boundaries with both. Michigan's western boundaries are almost entirely water boundaries, from south to north, with Illinois and Wisconsin in Lake Michigan; then a land boundary with Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula, that is principally demarcated by the Menominee and Montreal Rivers; then water boundaries again, in Lake Superior, with Wisconsin and Minnesota to the west, capped around by the Canadian province of Ontario to the north and east.

Michigan is known under different nicknames; aka The Great Lakes State (previously used on license plates), or Water Wonderland and Water-Winter Wonderland (previously used on license plates), or The Wolverine State, or The Mitten State and detailed official information about Michigan can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Michigan, MI about 1,283,086 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.13 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Michigan are about 1,261,760 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $63,444 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $62,920, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $63,968 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Michigan = 50.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 69. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Michigan = 3.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Michigan = 32.1 inches and the annual snowfall = 58.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 126. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 170. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 53, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 10,077,331 individuals with a median age of 37.8 age the population grows by 1.19% in Michigan population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 174/sq mi (67.1/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.38 people per household in the 3,886,432 households with an average household income of $54,900 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 14.30% of the available work force and has dropped -8.43% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 8.84%. The number of physicians in Michigan per 100,000 population = 216.7.

The percentage of housing units in Michigan which are owned by the occupant = 64.60%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $105,830 and home appreciation of -11.03%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.64 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,353 per student. There are 19.5 students for each teacher in the school, 1048 students for each Librarian and 684 students for each Counselor. 7.08% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.91% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.11% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Michigan's population of 1,184,059 residents in 1870 has increased 4,16-fold to 10,077,331 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.78% female residents and 49.22% male residents live in Michigan, USA.

    As of 2020, 56.23% in Michigan are married and the remaining 43.77% are single population.

  • 26.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Michigan require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.13% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.60% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.25% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.87% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Michigan, 64.60% are owner-occupied homes, another 13.07% are rented apartments, and the remaining 22.33% are vacant.

  • 40.25% of the population in Michigan who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 40.920%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 57.370%) of those eligible to vote in Michigan.

Skyline of Michigan

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