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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Administration
Full nameCity of Ann Arbor
Official nameCity of Ann Arbor
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateMichigan
CountyWashtenaw
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
MayorJohn Hieftje
City AdministratorRoger Fraser
Geography
Total Area27.7 sq mi (71.7 km2)
Land Area27.0 sq mi (69.9 km2)
Water Area0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Elevation840 ft (256 m)
Demography
Total Population114024 (2000)
Density (pop.)1629.3/km2 (4221.1/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)283904
Metro (pop.)341847
DemonymAnn Arborite
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Area code734
FIPS code26-03000
GNIS feature ID0620133

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Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. As of the 2000 Census, the city had a population of 114,024, of which 36,892 (32%) were university students. The 2009 Census Bureau Estimate places the population at 112,920, making it the sixth largest city in Michigan. The city is part of the Detroit � Ann Arbor � Flint, MI CSA.

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, with one theory stating that it is named after the spouses of the city's founders and for the stands of trees in the area. The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1839, and the city showed steady growth throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, with a decline during the Depression of 1873. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as an important center for liberal politics. Ann Arbor also became a focal-point for left-wing activism and served as a hub for the civil-rights movement and anti-Vietnam War movement, as well as the student movement.

Today, Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, which is the dominant institution of higher learning in the city. The university shapes Ann Arbor's economy significantly as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The city's economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university's research and development money, and by its graduates. Ann Arbor has increasingly found itself grappling with the effects of sharply rising land values and gentrification, as well as urban sprawl stretching far into the outlying countryside.

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University of Michigan students battle snow to get to classes - AnnArbor.com Tweet this news
AnnArbor.com--Students get on a University of -Michigan- bus this morning outside of the UM Museum of Art after a winter storm blew through -Ann Arbor- overnight Tuesday. ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 16:48:34 GMT+00:00
Lady Lions plan to extend stay at top - Centre Daily Times Tweet this news
Centre Daily Times--Having left a day early to beat the snow and ice to -Michigan-, the Penn State women's basketball team didn't mind spending an extra day in -Ann Arbor-. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 12:15:46 GMT+00:00
Michigan's call answered by Arlington Martin QB - ESPN (blog) Tweet this news
ESPN (blog)--Returning from a recent recruiting trip to -Ann Arbor-, the Arlington Martin senior turned on his phone after stepping off the plane and had 50 new Facebook ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 21:58:13 GMT+00:00
Michigan sophomore Rachel Sheffer now a reliable post presence for Wolverines - AnnArbor.com Tweet this news
AnnArbor.com--The fourth-year -Michigan- women's basketball coach has had this happen at every stop, from -Michigan- Tech to Green Bay and now in -Ann Arbor-. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 11:08:22 GMT+00:00
Denard Robinson will be used differently in Michigan football team's new offense - AnnArbor.com Tweet this news
AnnArbor.com--Pete Bigelow covers the -Michigan- football team for -AnnArbor-.com. He can be reached at (734) 623-2551, via e-mail at [email protected] and followed on ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:54:30 GMT+00:00
Scan predicts those likely to quit smoking - UPI.com Tweet this news
UPI.com--Study leader Emily Falk of the University of -Michigan- in -Ann Arbor- finds activity in the brain's medial prefrontal cortex -- while watching pro-quitting ... - Date : Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:01:25 GMT+00:00
Live From Ann Arbor: Chapter 3 - Sequenza21 Tweet this news
Sequenza21---...- and electronic compositions, Monday's concert made yet another statement toward the rich and vast musical community operating in -Ann Arbor-, -Michigan-. ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 04:24:15 GMT+00:00
Turf war for recruits is on between UM and MSU - The Detroit News Tweet this news
The Detroit News---Michigan- State might be the reigning Big Ten co-champion, but much of the talk around here lately has been about the football program in -Ann Arbor-, ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 06:06:07 GMT+00:00
The greener home: What to consider before going solar - AnnArbor.com Tweet this news
AnnArbor.com--Bob Goodsell of -Ann Arbor- said that while away on vacation, his neighborhood lost power for four days. Because his solar system continued to provide ... - Date : Thu, 03 Feb 2011 11:08:31 GMT+00:00
Kent State Places Second at Michigan Quad Meet - Kent State University Athletics Tweet this news
Kent State University Athletics---ANN ARBOR-, Mich. -- The No. 11 Kent State gymnastics team placed second with a team point total of 194.675 Saturday (Jan. 29) in a quad meet hosted by ... - Date : Sun, 30 Jan 2011 03:39:27 GMT+00:00

State of Michigan

State capital: Lansing

Municipalities and communities of Washtenaw County, Michigan

County seat: Ann Arbor
CitiesAnn Arbor * Chelsea * Milan � * Saline * Ypsilanti
VillagesBarton Hills * Dexter * Manchester
Charter
townships
Ann Arbor * Augusta * Pittsfield * Superior * York * Ypsilanti
Civil
townships
Bridgewater * Dexter * Freedom * Lima * Lodi * Lyndon * Manchester * Northfield * Salem * Saline * Scio * Sharon * Sylvan * Webster
Unincorporated
communities
Delhi Mills * Dixboro * Whittaker * Whitmore Lake � * Willis
Footnotes�This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Metro Detroit

TopicsArchitecture * Culture * Detroit River * Economy * Freeways * History * Historic places * International Riverfront * Lake St. Clair * Media * Music * Parks and beaches * People * Skyscrapers * Sports * Theatre * Tourism * Transportation
Central cityDetroit
Suburbs
over 80,000
Canton Township * Clinton Township * Dearborn * Livonia * Sterling Heights * Troy * Warren * Westland
Suburbs
50,000 to 80,000
Dearborn Heights * Farmington Hills * Grosse Pointe * Macomb Township * Novi * Pontiac * Redford Township * Rochester Hills * Royal Oak * Saint Clair Shores * Shelby Township * Southfield * Taylor * Waterford Township * West Bloomfield Township
Satellite citiesAnn Arbor * Brighton * Flint * Howell * Lapeer * Monroe * Port Huron * Windsor, Ontario
Counties in MSALapeer * Livingston * Macomb * Oakland * St. Clair * Wayne
Counties in CSAGenesee * Monroe * Washtenaw
RegionSoutheast Michigan
Outlying regionsCentral Michigan * Flint/Tri-Cities * Northwest Ohio * Southwestern Ontario



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