Ann Arbor, Michigan Population 2018

Ann Arbor is a city in Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor is the 5th largest city in Michican and its Metropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Washtenaw County. The city just barely made the cut-off for the 5th largest city, making the new ranking sometime in 2012.

Ann Arbor has an estimated population of 119,000, although the metropolitan area, and all of Washtenaw County, has a population estimated at 350,000. Ann Arbor is also part of the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI Combined Statistical Area (CMA), which has a population of more than 5.32 million. The city proper has a population density of 4,094 people per square mile, which makes it less densely populated than the inner-ring Detroit suburbs of Ferndale and Oak Park, among others, but more densely populated than outer-ring suburbs.

Ann Arbor Demographics

At the 2010 census, the racial composition of Ann Arbor was:

  • White: 73.0% (non-Hispanic: 70.4%)
  • Black or African American: 7.7%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Asian: 14.4%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Other races: 1.0%
  • Two or more races: 3.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 4.1%

The most common ancestry groups in Ann Arbor are German (14.9%), English (8.5%) and Irish (7.9%). Ann Arbor currently has the second-highest Japanese national population in Michigan at 1,540.

Ann Arbor Population Growth

In 2013, Ann Arbor's population grew to 116,000, up 2% from 113,900 in 2010. This is due, in part, to new downtown high-rises with thousands of new units. Ann Arbor is expected to continue its modest growth in the decade to come.

Ann Arbor History

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 by Elisha Walker Rumsey and John Allen, and the town was registered with Wayne County as Annarbour that year. The city was named for the men's wives, both named Ann, and for large stands of burr oak in the land purchased from the government for $800.

Ann Arbor became the seat of Washtenaw County three years later and it was incorporated as a village just six years later. The Ann Arbor Land Company set aside undeveloped land and offered it to Michigan as the site of the state capital, but the bid was lost to Lansing and the property instead became the site of the University of Michigan, which shaped the future of the city.

Ann Arbor saw strong growth in the 1880s with new immigrants from Poland, Russia, Italy and Greece joining the Irish, Germans, English and African-Americans already present. Ann Arbor eventually gained a reputation as a center for liberal politics during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly for the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements.

Ann Arbor Facts

  • Ann Arbor has one of the youngest median ages (28) among major U.S. cities.
  • Ann Arbor was listed as one of the most livable cities in the U.S. by Forbes in 2010.
  • The city has over 50,000 trees along its streets and the same number in its parks, hence its nickname, Tree Town.
  • The city has one of Michigan's highest foreign-born populations (17.4%) due to the University of Michigan.
  • Borders Books was started in Ann Arbor and headquartered in the city until it shut down in 2011. Other Ann Arbor-based companies include Domino's Pizza and Zingerman's Delicatessen.
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017121,4777640.63%
2016120,7131,0890.91%
2015119,6241,3161.11%
2014118,3081,8951.63%
2013116,4136260.54%
2012115,7874420.38%
2011115,3451,2521.10%
2010114,093690.01%
2000114,0244,4320.40%
1990109,5921,6230.15%
1980107,9697,9340.77%
1970100,03532,6954.04%
196067,34019,0893.39%
195048,25118,4364.93%
194029,8152,8711.02%
193026,9447,4283.28%
192019,5164,6992.79%
191014,8173080.21%
190014,5095,0784.40%
18909,4311,3701.58%
18808,0616980.91%
18707,3632,2663.75%
18605,0970.00%

Ann Arbor Population in 2018Source: By AndrewHorne [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White84,974
Asian18,551
Black or African American8,584
Two or More Races4,835
Some Other Race671
American Indian and Alaska Native419
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander53

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ann Arbor Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ann Arbor Median Age

27.5


Total

26.6


Male

28.6


Female

Ann Arbor Adults

There are 101,673 adults, (12,990 of which are seniors) in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Age Dependency

33.1

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ann Arbor Sex Ratio

Female

59,086

50.04%

Male

59,001

49.96%

Ann Arbor Households and Families

Ann Arbor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ann Arbor Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.8%28.2%
All45%55%
Female44.2%55.8%
Male43.1%56.9%
Non Family28.1%71.9%

45.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ann Arbor Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,2482.2645
Non Family26,1951.7228.1
Married16,7582.9171.8
Female3,0183.1444.2
Male1,2772.8743.1

2.88

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ann Arbor Households

Ann Arbor Education

Ann Arbor Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6511.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,4062.16%
High School Graduate5,0077.69%
Some College7,64711.74%
Associates Degree3,0014.61%
Bachelors Degree19,04729.24%
Graduate Degree28,38343.57%

Ann Arbor Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,30346,48035,423
Asian9,2428,9187,826
Black4,6774,0941,794
Hispanic2,1901,9901,378
Multiple Races1,6811,5881,052
Other Race372356244
Native American22715424
Islander53254

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 84.68%.

Ann Arbor Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,835$51,682$39,203
Less Than High School$22,012$24,858$18,938
High School Grad$22,406$23,398$21,926
Some College$26,820$30,660$25,283
Bachelors Degree$41,227$51,322$35,293
Graduate Degree$62,169$73,293$52,670

$44,835

Average Earnings

$51,682

Average Male

$39,203

Average Female

Ann Arbor Language

Ann Arbor Language by Age

Ann Arbor Language

78.18% of Ann Arbor residents speak only English, while 21.82% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 10.66% of the population.

Ann Arbor Poverty

Ann Arbor Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White73,93215,42420.86%
Asian16,6185,44632.77%
Black7,7592,09927.05%
Hispanic4,6601,21426.05%
Multiple4,41490620.53%
Other65218127.76%
Native39110025.58%
Islander534075.47%

23.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.23%

Male Poverty Rate

23.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ann Arbor

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ann Arbor is Islander, with 75.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ann Arbor is Multiple, with 20.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.97%.

Ann Arbor Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.25%
High School15.14%
Some College12.33%
Bachelors or Greater7.60%

Ann Arbor Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.12%
Male Unemployed47.53%
Female Employed16.22%
Male Employed14.20%

Ann Arbor Income

Ann Arbor Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,697$84,109
Families$98,528$123,597
Married Families$111,912$139,943
Non Families$36,675$51,201

Ann Arbor Marital Status

Ann Arbor Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ann Arbor Married by Age and Sex

Ann Arbor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Ann Arbor Marital Status by Race

Ann Arbor Veterans

Ann Arbor Veterans by War

3,425

Number of Veterans

3,045

Male Veterans

380

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,128
Second Gulf War571
World War II438
First Gulf War434
Korea386

Ann Arbor Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+1,219
65 to 74837
35 to 54576
18 to 34419
55 to 64374

Ann Arbor Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8473.82%
Black4095.86%
Hispanic1343.48%
2 or More802.63%
Asian580.36%
Other162.95%
Indian154.56%

Ann Arbor Veterans by Education

5.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ann Arbor Employment Status

Ann Arbor Employment by Age

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ann Arbor Employment by Race

Ann Arbor Employment by Education

Ann Arbor Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.71%

Born in Michigan

82.08%

Native Born

17.92%

Foreign Born

11.69%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.08% of Ann Arbor residents were born in the United States, with 47.71% having been born in Michigan. 11.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.