Ann Arbor, the county seat of Washtenaw, is the 6th largest city in the state of Michigan. It has a total area of 28.70 square miles with a total population of 113,934 as of 2015. The city is also part of the larger Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint, MI Combined Statistical Area with a population of 5,318,744.
Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in the country. The University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor in 1837, causing a rapid increase of population in 1920s. Along with the population increase is the significant growth of economy, as the school now employs about 30,000 workers, including 12,000 in the medical center. The city is also home to several companies drawn to the area by the university’s research and development money. Experience the flavors of festivals, art, music and history in this big city with a small town feel.
- Brief History
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