Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor: The most populous city in Washtenaw County, Michigan. It is located on the Huron River in southeastern Michigan. Ann Arbor is known for its many colleges and universities, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.


Ann Arbor is a city located in the county of Washtenaw in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population at the 2010 census was 113,934 and a population density of 1,519 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 119,280 inhabitants.

The city was created 200 years ago in 1823.

Ann Arbor is a city located in Washtenaw County in southeast Michigan. Home to the University of Michigan, it has a population of over 120,000 residents.


Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 and named for the stands of bur oak trees. It was designated as the site for the University of Michigan when the state moved its campus from Detroit in 1837.

The university fueled Ann Arbor's growth and established its reputation as a hub for education and research. Today it still drives much of the city's economy and activities.


The University of Michigan is the top employer in Ann Arbor. Other major employers include the Veterans Health Administration, Trinity Health, and General Motors.

Key industries include education, research, high-tech manufacturing, biomedical, automotive engineering, and healthcare. Tourism also contributes heavily due to university-related events.


Ann Arbor has a thriving arts, music, and cultural scene largely oriented around the University of Michigan. Popular sites like the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum cater to families.

Annual events such as the Ann Arbor Art Fair and Ann Arbor Folk Festival attract visitors from across the Midwest. The city's downtown and Kerrytown District have an eclectic, collegiate atmosphere.


Ann Arbor maintains over 150 municipal parks with facilities like golf, disc golf, tennis, canoeing and skate parks. The University of Michigan campus offers big green spaces for recreation.

Popular natural areas nearby are the Leslie Science & Nature Center and Parker Mill County Park. Nichols Arboretum showcases botanical gardens and hiking trails.

Ann Arbor's identity is defined by education, innovation, research, culture, and athletics - creating an eclectic blend of big-city amenities with Midwestern college-town charm.

Ann Arbor locator map
Location of Ann Arbor on Michigan map.

Quick Facts about Ann Arbor

Population : 119,280 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Michigan (United States)
County : Washtenaw County
Postal code : 48103, 48104, 48105, 48106, 48107, 48108, 48109, 48113
Phone Area Codes : 734
Area : 74.98 km2
Official name : Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
Continent : North America
Altitude : 840 feet / 256 meters
Capital city : Ann Arbor is capital of Washtenaw County
Establishment : January 01, 1824 (200 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 01:13:16 (14th June 2024)
Density : 1,591 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.48% (2010-2020)
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Annarborskyline image


Ann Arbor is located at 42°16'39"N 83°44'27"W (42.2775600, -83.7408800).

Ann Arbor map

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The population of Ann Arbor increased by 4.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1860 5,097 - estimation process
1870 7,363 30.78% estimation process
1880 8,061 8.66% estimation process
1890 9,431 14.53% estimation process
1900 14,509 35% estimation process
1910 14,817 2.08% estimation process
2010 113,934 87% census
2011 115,539 1.39% estimation process
2012 116,079 0.47% estimation process
2013 116,820 0.63% estimation process
2014 118,716 1.6% estimation process
2015 119,884 0.97% estimation process
2016 120,919 0.86% estimation process
2017 121,493 0.47% estimation process
2018 121,429 -0.05% estimation process
2019 119,980 -1.21% estimation process
2020 119,280 -0.59% estimation process

Ann Arbor zip code is 48103. County name: Washtenaw, County fips: 26161

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People born in Ann Arbor (200)

People born in Ann Arbor, including physicist and computer scientist Richard Crandall, children's writer Sarah Weeks, physicist Samuel C. C. Ting, .


  • Douglas Huebler (American conceptual artist) he was born in 27/10/1924
  • Jad Fair (American singer and guitarist) he was born in 09/06/1954
  • Anya Marina (American musician) she was born in 23/09/1976
  • Katherine Applegate (American writer) she was born in 19/07/1956
  • Chris Kolb (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1958
  • Margaret Spellings (8th United States Secretary of Education) she was born in 30/11/1957
  • Michael Porter (American engineer and economist) he was born in 23/05/1947
  • Grace Lee Whitney (American actress and entertainer (1930-2015)) she was born in 01/04/1930
  • Aaron Krickstein (US tennis player) he was born in 02/08/1967
  • Thomas Huckle Weller (American virologist) he was born in 15/06/1915
  • David S. Goyer (American screenwriter, film director, novelist, and comic book writer) he was born in 22/12/1965
  • Alvin Plantinga (American Christian philosopher) he was born in 15/11/1932
  • Kenneth Waltz (American political scientist and international relations theoretician (1924-2013)) he was born in 08/06/1924
  • Arthur Coleman Danto (American art critic and philosopher (1924-2013)) he was born in 01/01/1924
  • William Redington Hewlett (American electrical engineer, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard and businessman) he was born in 20/05/1913
  • Lee Fisher (American lawyer, academic, public servant and charity officer) he was born in 07/08/1951
  • Elizabeth Armstrong (American water polo player and coach) she was born in 31/01/1983
  • Austin Nichols (American actor) he was born in 24/04/1980

Schools in Ann Arbor

College & universities near Ann Arbor, MI

Code Name City ZIP
170976 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor (MI) 48109
169363 Concordia University-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor (MI) 48105
172617 Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor (MI) 48105-4800
261685 Ross Medical Education Center-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor (MI) 48108-1411
169798 Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti (MI) 48197

Stations (18)

Amtrak & bus stations near Ann Arbor, MI

Code Name Address Type
ARB Ann Arbor station 325 Depot Street RAIL
GFV Greenfield Village, Michigan 20900 Oakwood Blvd. RAIL
DER John D. Dingell Transit Center 16121 Michigan Ave. RAIL
ROY Royal Oak station 202 South Sherman Ave. RAIL
PNT Pontiac Transportation Center 51000 Woodward Avenue RAIL

Post offices near Ann Arbor

Post Office Name City ZIP
Liberty Post Office Ann Arbor (MI) 48104
South University Post Office Ann Arbor (MI) 48104
Ann Arbor Post Office Ann Arbor (MI) 48103
Green Road Post Office Ann Arbor (MI) 48105
Ypsilanti Dd Post Office Ypsilanti (MI) 48197

Other cities in Washtenaw County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Washtenaw County , MI.

City Name Population Title
Ypsilanti 19,940 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
Scio 17,908 Township in Michigan
Northfield 8,640 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Webster 6,798 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Dexter 6,503 Village in Michigan, United States
Salem 6,464 Township in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Chelsea 5,377 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States of America
Benton 2,841 Charter township in Berrien County, Michigan
Manchester 2,575 Village in Michigan
Saline 2,254 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States
Bridgewater 1,714 Township in Michigan
Foster 811 Township in Ogemaw County, Michigan
Barton Hills 303 City in Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Ann Arbor distances to largest Michigan cities