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Ann Arbor is a city in Washtenaw County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after two early settlers, both named Ann. There are various explanations for the latter part of the name; one says it was named for a grove of oak trees, while another attributes it to grapevines trained into an arbor.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ann Arbor. For links to other places called Ann Arbor, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ann Arbor is 42.270N. The longitude is -83.726W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 114,498.
Ranked No. 10 on the Best Places to Live and Work in America list, compiled by BestJobsUsa.com, 2002
Ranked No. 3 on the "Best Cities for Women" list (small cities), Ladies' Home Journal, 2002
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ann Arbor demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washtenaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ann Arbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48109 ZIP code.
17% of Ann Arbor residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ann Arbor ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ann Arbor was $26,419, compared with $21,587 nationally.
69% of Ann Arbor residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Ann Arbor include Old West Side Historic District, University of Michigan Central Campus Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ann Arbor, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,369.
Libraries in Ann Arbor include Ann Arbor District Library, Bentley Historical Library, Nellie S. Loving Branch Library, Northeast Branch Library, Washtenaw County Library, West Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ann Arbor include Ann Arbor News
TV stations in Ann Arbor include WPXD.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WUOM.
Washtenaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ann Arbor political report.
Ann Arbor restaurants taking online reservations include Shalimar Restaurant, Zingerman's Roadhouse ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Ann Arbor workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ann Arbor between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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