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Welcome to Ann Arbor ...

The city of Ann Arbor is located in Washtenaw County<1> 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<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Ann Arbor has a population of 121,890 people<3> (see below for details).

Ann Arbor was established in 1824.

The community of Ann Arbor is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Ann Arbor: (734)

The ZIP codes for Ann Arbor: 48103-48109, 48113<5>

Websites for Ann Arbor ...

Official Website:   www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.annarborchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlaa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Ann Arbor had an population of 121,890 people. This is an increase of 6.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ann Arbor had a population of 113,934 people (which is 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 (which had a count of 114,024 people).

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

Communities near Ann Arbor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ann Arbor.

  • Westland [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westland
    • Westland [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Ann Arbor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 81,720 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westland<7>
  • Novi [Oakland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novi
    • Novi [Oakland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Ann Arbor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 60,951 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novi<7>
  • Romulus [Wayne County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romulus have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romulus
    • Romulus [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Ann Arbor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 23,554 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romulus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romulus<7>
  • Ypsilanti [Washtenaw County]
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    • Ypsilanti [Washtenaw County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Ann Arbor
    • Estimated population in 2018: 20,995 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ypsilanti
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ypsilanti<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wayne [Wayne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 16,896 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<7>
    • Wixom [Oakland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wixom
      • Wixom [Oakland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 14,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wixom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wixom<7>
    • South Lyon [Oakland County]
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      • South Lyon [Oakland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 11,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lyon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Lyon<7>
    • Saline [Washtenaw County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
      • Saline [Washtenaw County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 9,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saline<7>
    • Plymouth [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 9,168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<7>
    • Brighton [Livingston County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brighton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Livingston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Ann Arbor
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,657 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brighton<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ann Arbor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ann Arbor.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ann Arbor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ann Arbor. Our list includes 117 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ann Arbor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Page 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.

You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ann Arbor.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ann Arbor: www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/

The official website for Washtenaw County: www.ewashtenaw.org/

The official website for State of Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Michigan's counties, including Washtenaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ann Arbor.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ann Arbor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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