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Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
120,641
Ann Arbor Population7
$
60,376
Median Income6
4.6
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Ann Arbor's 20 to 24 year old population grew by 23% since 2010, making it one of the fastest growing cities for that segment in the United States where the average growth rate is 5%

Age

27.5
Median Age7
4.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Ann Arbor residents are mostly white; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the white community has shrunk by 2.4% since 2010, while the Asian community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 25.6%

Race

75.2
%
Michigan Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Ann Arbor has cold winters and comfortable summers with frequent rainfall. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 12 days per year with an average temperature in January of 26°F. There is at least some rain 135 days per year

Weather

37
%
Chance of Rain11
52
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature41

 

Housing

The average home value in Ann Arbor increased by 62% since 2010 which is 20% higher than the national average and 7% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,867
Monthly Average12
55
%
Renters42

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Ann Arbor is a slightly high tax location with sales tax 13% lower than the national average, but income tax 11% higher than the national average and property tax 42% higher than the national average.

Other

1.58
%
Property Tax21
6.0
%
Sales Tax20
0.59
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)43

 

Employment

Ann Arbor has a high employment rate of 95% which is 2% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Con-Way and Dominos Pizza

Income

10.8
%
<$25,0006
24.7
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Ann Arbor leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results45

Representatives

Mayor28 Christopher Taylor
Democratic
House of Representative28 Debbie Dingell
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, University Of Michigan Health System, is 6.2 miles from the center of Ann Arbor, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, is 3.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, is 5.8 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Michigan, 38.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a marginal decrease from 2000 when 40.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Fun Facts

  • Ann Arbor is one of only 15 cities with a presidential library
  • "The Big House" is the largest stadium in the United States with an official capacity of 107,601
  • Rated by Food & Wine as the best deli in the United States
 

Top Destinations

  • Doug Van Houweling, an associate dean for research and innovation at the University of Michigan, is credited with developing a critical network in the early development of the Internet35
  • The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America36
  • Ann Arbor is known as "Tree Town" with over 1.45 million trees37
 

Recognition

#4 2020 Best Cities to Live by Niche31
#92 2020 Best Cities to Retire by Niche32
#7 2020 Best Cities for Families by Niche33
#2 2019 Best Cities for Families by MarketWatch34
 

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