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Welcome to Ann Arbor ...

The city of Ann Arbor is located in Washtenaw County and is the County Seat for Washtenaw County.

When the people of Ann Arbor refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ann Arborite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Ann Arbor has a population of 121,477 people<2> (see below for details).

Ann Arbor was established in 1824.

The community of Ann Arbor is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ann Arbor lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Ann Arbor lies within the (734) area code.

The ZIP codes for Ann Arbor: 48103-48109, 48113<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ann Arbor had a population of 113,934 people (or 33.04% of the total population of Washtenaw County). This makes Ann Arbor the county's most populous community.

The population of Ann Arbor represents 1.15% of the total population of Michigan (which has 9,883,640 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 113,934 people, the population of Ann Arbor has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 114,024 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Ann Arbor had an population of 121,477 people. This is an increase of 6.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.54% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ann Arbor.

Communities near Ann Arbor ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Brighton   [Map]   7,611   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Novi   [Map]   59,715   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Plymouth   [Map]   9,138   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Romulus   [Map]   23,457   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saline   [Map]   9,291   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
South Lyon   [Map]   11,741   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Ann Arbor.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ann Arbor. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ann Arbor. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ann Arbor. Our list includes 117 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Ann Arbor:

Websites for Ann Arbor ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ann Arbor ...

Looking for more information about Ann Arbor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ann Arbor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ann Arbor.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ann Arbor:

The official website for Washtenaw County:

The official website for State of Michigan:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ann Arbor refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ann Arbor may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ann Arbor.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ann Arbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ann Arbor). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ann Arbor or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Ann Arbor includes: 48103, 48104, 48105, 48106, 48107, 48108 & 48109.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ann Arbor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ann Arbor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ann Arbor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ann Arbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2804, Longitude: -83.7409     [Map].

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