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Population
  2010 2018
Population 9,883,640 9,995,915
Rank 8 10
Median Age 38.9 39.8
   
Total 8 year-olds 128,426 118,491
Boys 65,717 60,617
Girls 62,709 57,874
Total 9 year-olds 133,230 118,088
Boys 68,152 60,208
Girls 65,078 57,880
Total 10 year-olds 133,845 121,277
Boys 68,478 61,866
Girls 65,367 59,411
Total 11 year-olds 133,905 123,240
Boys 68,301 63,207
Girls 65,604 60,033
Total 12 year-olds 134,382 123,589
Boys 68,861 63,088
Girls 65,521 60,501
Total 13 year-olds 135,548 124,566
Boys 69,274 63,876
Girls 66,274 60,690
Total 14 year-olds 137,536 126,750
Boys 70,644 64,621
Girls 66,892 62,129
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2018
Drive Alone 83.3% 82.0%
Car Pool 8.6% 8.9%
Public Transportation 1.3% 1.4%
Work at Home 3.6% 4.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2018
Homes with a Computer 91.1%

Geography
  2010
Capital Lansing
Largest City Detroit
Second Largest City Grand Rapids
Persons Per Square Mile 174.8

Business
  2010 2017
Dentist Offices 4,316 4,042
Amusement Parks 13 13
Fast-Food Restaurants 6,425 7,338
Toy Stores 293 241
Video/Disc Rental Stores 457 154
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 13 16
Candy & Nut Stores 117 95
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 305 297
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 8 8

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: January 26, 1837
  • Population 1850: 397,654
  • Population 1900: 2,420,982
  • Population 1950: 6,371,766
  • Population 2000: 9,938,444
  • Population 2010: 9,883,640

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Great Lakes State
  • Flower: Apple Blossom
  • Tree: White Pine
  • Bird: Robin
  • Muffin: Blueberry
  • Fossil: Mastodon
  • Reptile: Painted Turtle

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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