Michigan is a state bordering 4 of the Great Lakes. It’s largest city, Detroit is known as the place of the U.S. auto industry, which inspired Diego Rivera’s mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Hitsville U.S.A., original headquarters of the Motown record company is also here in Detroit
Michigan is the only state that has two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula to which the name Michigan was originally applied and is often known to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile (8 km) channel which joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The state has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair.
POPULATION OF MICHIGAN IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 9.876 Million, 2012 – 9.885 Million, 2013 – 9.898 Million, 2014 – 9.91 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Michigan in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Michigan have expanded by 0.034 Million.
Thus, the present year populace ought to be around 9.9185 Million and the anticipated populace of Michigan of the year 2016 ought to be 9.927 Million.
Most of Michigan’s population is Caucasian. Americans of European descent live throughout Michigan and most of Metro Detroit. European American groups consist of German, British, Irish, Polish and Belgian ancestry. People of Scandinavian descent and those of Finnish ancestry are mostly in the Upper Peninsula. Western Michigan is known for the Dutch heritage of many residents (the highest concentration of any state), especially in Holland and metropolitan Grand Rapids.
African Americans, who came to Detroit and other northern cities in the Migration of the early 20th century, consists a majority of the population of the city of Detroit and of other cities and that includes Flint and Benton Harbor.
DEMOGRAPHY OF MICHIGAN:
The US Census Bureau predicts that the population of Michigan was 9,909,877 on July 1, 2014, a 0.27% increase since the 2010 United States Census. According to the US Census Bureau, Michigan’s
Population was 9,938,444 in April 2000. As of the year 2010 census, the Michigan’s population was 9,883,635, the only American state to see a population decrease between the year 2000 and 2010.
The center of population of Michigan is located in Shiawassee County in the southeastern part of Bennington, located northwest of the village of Morrice.
The 2010 Census are as follows:
White American: 78.9% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 76.6%, White Hispanic: 2.3%)
Black or African American: 14.2%
American Indian: 0.6%
Asian American: 2.4%
Pacific Islander: <0.1%
Some other race: 1.5%
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF MICHIGAN:
The Population Density of Michigan is 175.0 per square mile.
The state’s population grew for the third consecutive year in 2014 but continuously had a fall in the state’s largest city, according to the U.S. Census.
Michigan’s fastest growing communities were Union Township in Isabella County and Lyon Township in Oakland County. Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city and was the second biggest population gainer in 2014, adding an estimated 1,333 residents. It also ranks second in the state for total growth since the year 2010, adding a projected 5,799 residents.
FACTS ABOUT MICHIGAN:
- Detroit is known as the car capital of the world.
- Alpena has the world’s largest cement plant.
- Rogers City boasts the world’s largest limestone quarry.
- Elsie is the home of the world’s largest registered Holstein dairy herd.
- Michigan is first in the US production of peat and magnesium compounds and second in gypsum and iron ore.