Ann Arbor is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 117,070 people and 44 constituent neighborhoods, Ann Arbor is the sixth largest community in Michigan.
Ann Arbor real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Ann Arbor house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Ann Arbor is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ann Arbor is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ann Arbor who work in teaching (18.07%), management occupations (9.86%), and office and administrative support (9.10%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ann Arbor has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Ann Arbor has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Ann Arbor is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Ann Arbor has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Ann Arbor enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Ann Arbor.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Ann Arbor is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Ann Arbor area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Ann Arbor is a pretty powerful place. 71.91% of the adults in Ann Arbor have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ann Arbor in 2010 was $36,334, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,336 for a family of four. However, Ann Arbor contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ann Arbor is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ann Arbor home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ann Arbor residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ann Arbor include English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
In addition, Ann Arbor has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.87%).
The most common language spoken in Ann Arbor is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.