Michigan, US

Michigan: State of the United States of America


Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. Bordered by four of the five Great Lakes, it is known for its extensive coastline and forests.

Some key facts about Michigan:

  • Capital: Lansing
  • Population: Around 10 million (10th most populous state)
  • Area: 96,716 square miles (11th largest state)
  • Nickname: The Great Lakes State

Michigan is divided into two peninsulas - the Upper Peninsula and the Lower Peninsula, which are separated by the Straits of Mackinac. The Mackinac Bridge connects the two peninsulas.

Michigan has a very strong manufacturing heritage, especially in automobiles in cities like Detroit and Flint. It continues to be a major auto manufacturing state today. Other important industries include tourism, agriculture, and high-tech.

Some of Michigan's most iconic sites include the Henry Ford Museum, Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Pictured Rocks. The state also features wineries, beaches, lighthouses, and campgrounds. The University of Michigan is a major educational institution.

Michigan is known for its variation in seasons with warm sunny summers and cold, snowy winters. The state is surrounded by the Great Lakes which moderates temperatures.

In summary, Michigan is defined by its Great Lakes coastline, manufacturing legacy, diverse landscapes ranging from forests to sand dunes, and continental seasonal climate. Its natural beauty and cultural sites make it a Midwestern gem.

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Location of Michigan

Quick Facts about Michigan

Population : 9,966,555
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Michigan
Area : 250493 km2
Has part : Lower Peninsula of Michigan, Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Water as percent of area : 41.54%
Land as percent of area : 58.46%
Continent : North America
Easternmost point : Point(-82.122777777 43.591111111)
Northernmost point : Point(-88.369722222 48.305833333)
Legislative body : Michigan Legislature
Named for : Great Lakes
Altitude : 902 feet / 275 meters
Capital : Lansing
Establishment : January 01, 1837 (187 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York, Central Time Zone, UTC−05:00, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 14:21:02 (29th May 2024)
Seal of Michigan seal image
Seal of Michigan
Seal of Michigan seal image


Michigan is located at 44°15'1"N 85°30'1"W (44.2502900, -85.5003300). It has 6 neighbors: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Ontario.

Michigan map

The largest city of Michigan is Detroit with a population of 665,369. Other cities include, Grand Rapids population 200,031, Sterling Heights population 131,709, Ann Arbor population 119,280 and Lansing population 112,640. See all Michigan cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Michigan (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Michigan.

City Name Title County Population
Detroit The twenty-fourth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Detroit metropolitan area. Wayne 665,369
Grand Rapids The second most populous city in Michigan. Kent 200,031
Sterling Heights The second most populous city in Macomb County, Michigan. Macomb 131,709
Ann Arbor The most populous city in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Washtenaw 119,280
Lansing The capital of Michigan and the county seat of Ingham County. Ingham 112,640
Clinton Township A city in Macomb County, Michigan. Macomb 99,753
Flint The largest city in Genesee County, Michigan. Genesee 94,968
Dearborn The most populous city in Wayne County, Michigan. Wayne 93,367
Livonia The second most populous city in Wayne County, Michigan. Wayne 93,189
Macomb A city in Macomb County, Michigan. Macomb 92,131
Canton Charter township in Wayne County, Michigan Wayne 86,825
Troy The most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan. Newaygo 83,589
Westland A city in Wayne County, Michigan. Wayne 81,116
Farmington Hills The second most populous city in Oakland County, Michigan. Oakland 80,017
Wyoming A city in Kent County, Michigan. Kent 76,628
Kalamazoo The second most populous city in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Kalamazoo 76,009

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Michigan has 6 neighbours.

  • Illinois state of the United States of America
  • Indiana state of the United States of America
  • Minnesota state of the United States of America
  • Ohio state of the United States of America
  • Wisconsin state of the United States of America
  • Ontario province of Canada

  • Allegan County
  • Wayne County
  • Arenac County
  • Alcona County
  • Benzie County
  • Lapeer County
  • Livingston County
  • Iosco County
  • Jackson County
  • Montmorency County
  • Hillsdale County
  • Isabella County
  • Cheboygan County
  • Kalkaska County
  • Shiawassee County
  • Saginaw County
  • Tuscola County
  • Ingham County
  • Branch County
  • Macomb County
  • Presque Isle County
  • Ogemaw County
  • Ionia County
  • Montcalm County
  • Oscoda County
  • Antrim County
  • Monroe County
  • Wexford County
  • Sanilac County
  • Oakland County
  • Emmet County
  • Mecosta County
  • Kent County
  • Crawford County
  • Muskegon County
  • Cass County
  • Berrien County
  • Calhoun County
  • Gratiot County
  • Otsego County
  • Leelanau County
  • Marquette County
  • Iron County
  • Van Buren County
  • Luce County
  • Barry County
  • Mackinac County
  • Huron County
  • Eaton County
  • Washtenaw County
  • Gladwin County
  • Chippewa County
  • Genesee County
  • Lenawee County
  • Mason County
  • Midland County
  • Clare County
  • Grand Traverse County
  • Keweenaw County
  • Delta County
  • Ontonagon County
  • Manistee County
  • Alpena County
  • Dickinson County
  • Missaukee County
  • Baraga County
  • Charlevoix County
  • Newaygo County
  • St. Joseph County
  • St. Clair County
  • Osceola County
  • Oceana County
  • Roscommon County
  • Menominee County
  • Lake County
  • Alger County
  • Ottawa County
  • Kalamazoo County
  • Schoolcraft County
  • Bay County
  • Clinton County
  • Houghton County
  • Gogebic County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 2,810,173 - census
1920 3,668,412 23.4% census
1930 4,842,325 24.24% census
1940 5,256,106 7.87% census
1950 6,371,766 17.51% census
1960 7,823,194 18.55% census
1970 8,875,083 11.85% census
1980 9,262,078 4.18% census
1990 9,295,297 0.36% census
2000 9,938,444 6.47% census
2010 9,883,640 -0.55% census
2011 9,882,412 -0.01% estimation process
2012 9,897,145 0.15% estimation process
2013 9,913,065 0.16% estimation process
2014 9,929,848 0.17% estimation process
2015 9,931,715 0.02% estimation process
2016 9,950,571 0.19% estimation process
2017 9,973,114 0.23% estimation process
2018 9,984,072 0.11% estimation process
2019 9,986,857 0.03% estimation process
2020 9,966,555 -0.2% estimation process

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People born in Michigan (200)

People born in Michigan, including writer Katherine Applegate, inventor Lloyd Groff Copeman, football player and coach Heartley Anderson, .


  • James A. Allison (American entrepreneur and businessman) he was born in 11/08/1872
  • Jill Ritchie (American actress) she was born in 05/03/1974
  • Richelle Mead (American writer) she was born in 12/11/1976
  • Lawton S. Parker (American impressionist painter (1868-1954)) he was born in 07/08/1868
  • Chris Owen (American actor) he was born in 25/09/1980
  • Carlton Elmer Purdy (American botanist (1861-1945)) he was born in 16/03/1861
  • George Winston (American recording artist; pianist) he was born in 01/01/1949
  • William Franklin Wight (American botanist (1874-1954)) he was born in 08/06/1874
  • Laura Joh Rowland (American author) she was born in 01/01/1954
  • Pia Cayetano (Filipino politician) she was born in 22/03/1966
  • Elizabeth Haydon (American writer) she was born in 01/01/1965
  • Andre Metzger (American amateur wrestler) he was born in 01/01/1960
  • Andrew Sunyar (American physicist) he was born in 01/01/1920
  • Miriam Hall (US tennis player) she was born in 17/11/1877
  • Tina St. John (American writer) she was born in 01/01/1966
  • Carol Karp (mathematician) she was born in 10/08/1926
  • Mark Crilley (Comic artist) he was born in 21/05/1966
  • Annie Tomlin she was born in 01/01/2000

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Michigan Counties (more)

Wayne County
Wayne County

Wayne County, county in Michigan, United States

Oakland County
Oakland County

Oakland County, county in Michigan, United States

Macomb County
Macomb County

Macomb County, county in Michigan, United States

County Name Population
Wayne County 1,740,623
Oakland County 1,253,459
Macomb County 870,791
Kent County 658,708
Genesee County 404,794
Washtenaw County 366,473
Ottawa County 294,635
Ingham County 290,609
Kalamazoo County 265,988
Livingston County 192,335
Saginaw County 189,868
Muskegon County 173,883
Saint Clair County 159,293
Jackson County 156,920
Berrien County 153,025
Monroe County 150,568

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Map of Michigan Na 1
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Usa Michigan Location Map
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Counties Map of Michigan
Counties Map of Michigan
Michigan Relief Map
Michigan Relief Map
Where Is Michigan Located
Where Is Michigan Located
Michigan Cities And Towns
Michigan Cities And Towns
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Michigan Reference Map
Michigan Reference Map
Michigan Rivers And Lakes
Michigan Rivers And Lakes
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