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Michigan Almanac

The Michigan Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Michigan.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Michigan. M. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 494. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union January 26, 1837
Capital Lansing, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, Water Wonderland, [ Find out more... ]
Motto Si Quaeris Peninsulam Amoenam, Circumspice, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 96,810 square miles Rank among states 11th
Land area 56,809 square miles Rank among states 22nd
Water area 40,001 square miles Rank among states 2nd
Greatest distance East to West 400 miles
Greatest distance North to South 455 miles
Highest point 1,979 feet (Mount Arvon) Rank among states 38th
Lowest point 572 feet (Lake Erie) Rank among states 38th
Mean elevation 900 feet Rank among states 29th
Highest recorded temperature 112 degrees on July 13, 1936 at Mio
Lowest recorded temperature -51 degrees on February 4, 1934 at Vanderbilt
Highest monthly average temperature 83.1 degrees Rank among states 43rd
Lowest monthly average temperature 14.0 degrees Rank among states 15th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 32 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
9,938,444 Rank among states 8th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
174.94 Rank among states 15th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Detroit 951,270 6. Lansing 119,128
2. Grand Rapids 197,800 7. Ann Arbor 114,024
3. Warren 138,247 8. Livonia 100,545
4. Flint 124,943 9. Dearborn 97,775
5. Sterling Heights 124,471 10. Westland 86,602
Median age 32.6
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.67 Rank among states 30th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 5,452.5 Rank among states 20th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people 791.5 Rank among states 9th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people 4,661.0 Rank among states 19th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$29,127 Rank among states 17th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$24,601 Rank among states 18th
Median household income (1993) $32,662 Rank among states 19th

Additional Information

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac, by Ron Jolly. 600 pages. Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Petoskey (December 3, 2009)

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac is a comprehensive guide for every resident, visitor, and student of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

This definitive almanac covers every acre of the wild and beautiful U.P., including information on businesses, tourism, agriculture, sports, weather, casinos, and other topics that will keep you referring to the book time and again. Looking for record snowfalls and temperatures? Oldest business? Busiest tourist spots? Most interesting myths and legends? Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac has it all.

Northern Michigan Almanac

Northern Michigan Almanac, by Ron Jolly, Karroll Bohnak. 600 pages. Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Petoskey (December 3, 2009)

The Northern Michigan Almanac is the ultimate source for information about the northern Lower Peninsula. The almanac centers around Traverse City and includes areas around Petoskey, Frankfort, Charlevoix, Ludington, and the major islands in Lakes Huron and Michigan. Author Ron Jolly brings interesting, little-known facts about geography, weather, tourism, agriculture, ecology, business, transportation, government, and more to light—for example, which movies were made in the region, where the ghost towns are, and why fruit in Michigan is such a big business.

West Michigan Almanac

West Michigan Almanac, by Edward Hoogterp. 488 pages. Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Petoskey (October 23, 2006)

The West Michigan Almanac is an amazing information source for every resident, visitor, and student of western Michigan.

The western side of Michigan, from New Buffalo to Muskegon, is among the fastest growing areas in the state. With its blend of German, Dutch, and Amish cultures, its year-round influx of Chicago-area visitors, and stunning coastline, there is still little information that describes the vitality of western Michigan beyond tourist brochures.

West Michigan Almanac contains everything south of Ludington down to the southern border and west of US 131. It has information on businesses, tourism, agriculture, sports, weather, and hundreds of thousands of facts and information that will keep you referring to this book time and again. Looking for teachers salaries? Record snowfalls and temperatures? Oldest business? Busiest tourist spots? Most dangerous intersections?

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