Ann Arbor, Michigan Population 2020 (Demographics, Maps, Graphs)

Ann Arbor, Michigan Population 2020

123,062
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Ann Arbor is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 123,062, it is the 5th largest city in Michigan (after Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, and Sterling Heights) and the 230th largest city in the United States. Ann Arbor is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 8.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 113,934 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Ann Arbor has a population density of 4,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ann Arbor is $92,977 with a poverty rate of 22.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,213 per month, and the median house value is $298,400. The median age in Ann Arbor is 27.5 years, 26.7 years for males, and 28.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.3 males.

Ann Arbor is the 5th largest city in Michigan, 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 121,000, 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.

Population Density of Ann Arbor

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 Common Ancestry Groups

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 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.

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 Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ann Arbor was:

  • White: 71.00%
  • Asian: 17.30%
  • Black or African American: 6.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Other race: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Ann Arbor, Michigan is 123,062, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 121,890.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 113,934.

Ann Arbor, Michigan Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020374,4731,7550.47%
2019372,7181,7550.47%
2018370,9631,7550.47%
2017369,2082,7200.74%
2016366,4883,3790.92%
2015363,1093,0740.85%
2014360,0354,0201.12%
2013356,0153,7531.05%
2012352,2622,5860.73%
2011349,6764,0181.15%
2010345,6580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White85,65671.00%
Asian20,87417.30%
Black or African American7,8886.54%
Two or More Races4,9134.07%
Some Other Race8350.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native4210.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander540.04%
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Ann Arbor Population Pyramid 2020

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Ann Arbor Median Age

27.5


Total

26.7


Male

28.3


Female

Ann Arbor Adults

There are 104,834 adults, (13,881 of whom are seniors) in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Age Dependency

32.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ann Arbor Sex Ratio

Female

60,828

50.42%

Male

59,813

49.58%

Ann Arbor Households and Families

Ann Arbor Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ann Arbor Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.4%27.6%
All44.8%55.2%
Female44.7%55.3%
Male38.8%61.2%
Non Family27.2%72.8%

44.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All47,7912.2744.8
Non Family26,4541.7727.2
Married17,2312.8872.4
Female2,8613.0744.7
Male1,2452.8838.8

2.85

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ann Arbor Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6711.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,2741.91%
High School Graduate4,8647.28%
Some College6,96810.43%
Associates Degree2,5693.84%
Bachelors Degree20,41730.55%
Graduate Degree30,07144.99%
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Ann Arbor Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White47,62646,91737,248
Asian10,42710,0778,783
Black4,4303,8911,623
Hispanic2,5102,3051,736
Multiple Races1,8941,8121,208
Other Race428378294
Native American18413237
Islander54273

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.23%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,543$55,407$41,754
Less Than High School$20,945$22,242$16,897
High School Grad$25,882$26,544$25,304
Some College$30,321$30,887$29,486
Bachelors Degree$44,451$54,607$36,765
Graduate Degree$63,525$74,644$54,897

$48,543

Average Earnings

$55,407

Average Male

$41,754

Average Female

Ann Arbor Language

Ann Arbor Language by Age

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Ann Arbor Language

77.45% of Ann Arbor residents speak only English, while 22.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 11.10% of the population.

Ann Arbor Poverty

Ann Arbor Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White74,02615,02220.29%
Asian18,5186,07632.81%
Black6,9531,59822.98%
Hispanic4,9981,17223.45%
Multiple4,43277117.40%
Other81817921.88%
Native3725514.78%
Islander544175.93%

22.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.97%

Male Poverty Rate

23.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ann Arbor

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ann Arbor is Islander, with 75.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ann Arbor is Native, with 14.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.25%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.20%
High School17.42%
Some College12.85%
Bachelors or Greater8.05%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.02%
Female Unemployed42.94%
Female Employed16.71%
Male Employed12.99%

Ann Arbor Income

Ann Arbor Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,956$92,977
Families$105,290$132,203
Married Families$120,353$147,594
Non Families$41,080$59,896
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Ann Arbor Marital Status

Ann Arbor Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ann Arbor Married by Age and Sex

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Ann Arbor Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ann Arbor Marital Status by Race

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Ann Arbor Veterans

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2,906

Number of Veterans

2,534

Male Veterans

372

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam916
Second Gulf War506
First Gulf War402
Korea372
World War II341
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,139
65 to 74617
35 to 54503
55 to 64342
18 to 34305
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4953.31%
Black2463.66%
2 or More1153.47%
Hispanic741.64%
Asian260.14%
Indian175.26%
Other71.11%

Ann Arbor Veterans by Education

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10.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ann Arbor Employment Status

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.53%

Born in Michigan

80.64%

Native Born

19.36%

Foreign Born

12.03%

Non Citizen

7.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.64% of Ann Arbor residents were born in the United States, with 46.53% having been born in Michigan. 12.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020123,0625860.48%
2019122,4765860.48%
2018121,8902690.22%
2017121,6215860.48%
2016121,0351,1040.92%
2015119,9311,1981.01%
2014118,7331,9151.64%
2013116,8187440.64%
2012116,0745550.48%
2011115,5191,3591.19%
2010114,1601360.01%
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%