Ann Arbor, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ann Arbor, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Ann Arbor is the 5th largest city in Michigan with a population of 119,667 as of July 1, 2016. Ann Arbor ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ann Arbor is located at latitude 42.2757 and longitude -83.7314 in Washtenaw County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ann Arbor (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Washtenaw County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Ann Arbor (GNIS ID: 1625837) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ann Arbor population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ann Arbor, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 119,667
Population in Households 108,578
Population in Familes 60,346
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,089
Population Density1 4,295
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 49,823
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 21,061
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 53,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,559 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28,264 (53.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,258 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $257,104
Average Home Value $298,009


Median Household Income $52,450
Average Household Income $80,614
Per Capita Income $34,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.84%
Households 0.91% 0.88%
Families 0.42% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ann Arbor, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ann Arbor to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 28 96th
Diversity Index2 # 54 92nd
Median Household Income # 188 73rd
Per Capita Income # 65 91st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.