Michigan Facts, Stats and Information

Michigan Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Michigan
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MI
  • U.S. Region: Midwestern United States
  • Admission to the Union: January 26th, 1837
  • Total Area: 96,713 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 10,077,331 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Lansing, MI
  • Largest City: Detroit, MI

33 Michigan Facts

  1. Michigan is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Michigan was the 26th state to join the United States on January 26, 1837.
  3. Michigan is in the midwestern region of the United States.
  4. Michigan is the 11th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 96,713.51 square miles or 2.54% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Michigan's 96,713.51 square miles is 58.46% land and 41.54% surface water.
  6. Michigan is ranked 11th with the most land area in the United States, with 56,538.90 square miles of land area.
  7. Michigan is ranked 2nd with the most water area in the United States, with 40,174.61 square miles of water area.
  8. Michigan is the 10th most populated U.S. state with a population of 10,077,331 or 3.05% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Michigan is the city of Lansing.
  10. Michigan is divided into 83 counties statewide.
  11. Wayne County is the most populated county in Michigan
  12. The most populated city in Michigan is Detroit with an estimated 672,662 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Michigan are Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights and Ann Arbor.
  14. A native or resident Michigan is called a Michiganian, Michigorer or Michiganite.
  15. Michigan's average elevation statewide is 900 feet.
  16. Michigan's highest elevation point is Mount Arvon at 1,979 feet.
  17. Michigan's lowest elevation point is the Lake Erie at 571 feet.
  18. Michigan is in both Eastern Time Zone (ET) and Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Michigan is MI.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Michigan is US-MI.
  21. Michigan is called the Wolverine State and the Great Lake State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Michigan is $59,584.
  23. Michigan is the 38th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $173,277.
  24. Michigan is ranked 37th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Michigan has the 12th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 40.1.
  26. Michigan's average temperature is 46.64°F making it the 38th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Michigan on average has 32.79 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 35th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Michigan was 112 °F on Monday, July 13, 1936, in Mio, MI.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Michigan was -51 °F on Friday, February 9, 1934, in Vanderbilt, MI.
  30. Michigan's official state mottos are "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice" and "Tuebor" (Latin: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you) and (Latin: I will defend).
  31. Michigan's official state bird is the American robin (Turdus migratorius).
  32. Michigan's official state tree is the Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus).
  33. Michigan's official state flower is the Apple blossom (Malus).

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Michigan on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Michigan and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

The Official State Flag of Michigan

The official state flag of Michigan waving in the wind on a flag pole.

The Official State Seal of Michigan

The official state seal of Michigan that is used by the state's government.

Lansing the state capital of Michigan

Lansing the capital city of Michigan.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.

Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

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