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Ann Arbor
Washtenaw County, Michigan

48103, 48104, 48105, 48108, 48109

Page Contents for Ann Arbor, Michigan

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Michigan state capital is Lansing.
The population of Ann Arbor is approximately 113,271 (2005), 113934 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 44,010 (1990), 47060 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ann Arbor is 67.071 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ann Arbor is 27.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.724 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ann Arbor to Washington DC is 435 miles.
The distance to the Michigan state capital is 52 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ann Arbor is positioned 42.27 degrees north of the equator and 83.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ann Arbor median income is $ 41,066.


in southeastern Michigan in the general Detroit area. Other nearby communities include Barton Hills, Saline, Ypsilanti, Whitmore Lake, Dexter, Milan, South Lyon and Brighton.
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seasonal. Here is A weather page for Ann Arbor.
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History & History Related Items

Go to this history page for Ann Arbor.

In March of 1824, Ann Arbor was named the county seat for Washtenaw County. It wasn't until May of 1824 that a name was officially chosen for the community. The wives of the two founders were Ann and Mary Ann. It is said the settlement was named for them, but there are differing stories about the naming of Ann Arbor. Some have said that the two women spent hours on the creek bank doing handwork and spent many afternoons enlarging and beautifying the wild grape arbor. Others say that Allen thought of naming the town Annapolis after his wife or maybe Allenville, but finally settled on Arbor (he spelled it Arbour) because the thick vegetation was like an arbor. The name was written as Annarbour initially and later separated and shortened. From 1824 when the name was recorded , the area has continued to grow and develop.
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The settling of Ann Arbor

February 12, 1824 by a man from Virginia named John Allen and fellow pioneer, Elisha Rumsey.

The founding of Ann Arbor

May 25, 1824

The incorporation of Ann Arbor

4 April 1851


Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
120 West Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1318
Phone: 313-995-7281
Tollfree: 1-800-888-9487
Fax: 313-995-7283

Things to See & Do in the Ann Arbor area.

The Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival
held each year in September

The Ann Arbor Film Fest
Established in 1963, the festival is held each year in March.
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Ann Arbor City Government

The City of Ann Arbor, Michigan website.
100 N. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: 734-994-2400
Toll-free Voice/TDD: 800-432-0762

Ann Arbor is the county seat of Washtenaw County.

Ann Arbor Chamber

Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce
425 S. Main Street, Suite 103
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: (734) 665-4433
Fax (734) 665-4191

Ann Arbor Organizations

Ann Arbor Area Chamber of Commerce
425 S. Main Street, Suite 103
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
Phone: (734) 665-4433
Fax (734) 665-4191

Ann Arbor Schools

Michigan Intermediate School District - Region 8
WISD is Washtenaw County's regional education service agency - Together with the school districts of Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Lincoln, Manchester, Milan, Saline, Whitmore Lake, Willow Run, Ypsilanti, and Public School Academies
1819 S. Wagner Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48106
Phone: 734-994-8100


Washtenaw Community College
4800 E.Huron River Dr.
P.O. Box D-1
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Phone: (734) 973-3300

The University of Michigan
To contact the University - go to this contact page Ann Arbor


The population of Ann Arbor was:
1990 - 109,592
2000 - 114,024
2005 - 113,271

Fun Facts about Ann Arbor (click on Fun Facts once the page opens)

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