Michigan is a Midwastren state o the Unitit States o Americae. It wis named efter Loch Michigan, whase name is a French adaption o the Ojibwe term mishigama, meanin "lairge loch" or "lairge watter".[8][9]

State o Michigan
Banner o Michigan State seal o Michigan
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): "The Great Loch(s) State", "The Wolverine State", "The Mitten State", "Watter (Winter) Wonderland"
Motto(s): Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice
(Scots: "If ye seek a pleasant peninsula, leuk aboot ye")
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Michigan heichlichtit
Offeecial leidNone (Inglis, de facto)
Spoken leidsInglis 91.11%
Spaingie 2.93%
Arabic 1.04%
Ither 4.92%
DemonymMichigander, Michiganian, Yooper (for residents o the Upper Peninsula)[1]
Lairgest ceetyDetroit
Lairgest metroMetro Detroit
AurieRanked 11t
 • Tot96,716 sq mi
(250,493 km2)
 • Width386[2][3] miles (621 km)
 • Lenth456[2] miles (734 km)
 • % watter41.5
 • Latitude41° 41' N tae 48° 18' N
 • Longitude82° 7' W tae 90° 25' W
PopulationRanked 10t
 • Tot9,928,300 (2016 est)[4]
 • Density174/sq mi  (67.1/km2)
Ranked 17t
 • Median hoosehauld income$54,203 [5] (31st)
 • Heichest pyntMoont Arvon[6][lower-alpha 1]
1,979 ft (603 m)
 • Mean900 ft  (270 m)
 • Lawest pyntLoch Erie[6][7]
571 ft (174 m)
Afore statehuidMichigan Territory
Admission to UnionJanuar 26, 1837 (26t)
GovrenorRick Snyder (R)
Lieutenant GovernorBrian Calley (R)
LegislaturMichigan Legislature
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators
U.S. Hoose delegation9 Republicans
5 Democrats (leet)
Time zones 
 • maist o stateEastren: UTC −5/−4
 • 4 U.P. coonties (Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson, an Menominee)Central: UTC −6/−5
AbbreviationsMI, Mich.

Michigan is the aicht maist populous state in the Unitit States. It haes the langest freshwatter shoreline o ony poleetical subdiveesion in the warld, bein bounded bi fower o the five Muckle Lochs, plus Loch Saint Clair.[10]


  1. Elevation adjuistit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.


  1. Hansen, Liane (September 27, 2009). "What Is a Yooper?". Weekend Edition Sunday. NPR. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Michigan in Brief: Information About the State of Michigan" (PDF). Department of History, Arts and Libraries. Retrieved November 28, 2006.
  3. "Freelang Ojibwe Dictionary". Freelang.net.
  4. Population Division (December 23, 2015). "Table 2. Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico and Region and State Rankings: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). 2015 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  5. "Median Annual Household Income". The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Archived frae the oreeginal on October 15, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. Elevation adjustit tae North American Vertical Datum o 1988.
  8. "Michigan in Brief: Information About the State of Michigan" (PDF). Michigan.gov. Retrieved 2006-11-28.
  9. "Freelang Ojibwe Dictionary". Freelang.net.
  10. "NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management: My State: Michigan".

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