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Michigan located on eastern north-central of US. Michigan is the 3rd largest state of the east of the Mississippi river. And size wise the Michigan state rank is 23rd among the 50 states. Michigan state total are is 151,585 sq km. Michigan's bordered on the E by Ontario, on the north by Lake Michigan, on the south by Ohio and Indiana and west by the Illinois and Wisconsin. The Michigan state total boundary length is 2,692 km. In 2002 estimated, the Michigan state total forest land is 7.8 million hectares. In population wise Michigan state rank is 8th among the US with an estimated total of 10,050,446 in 2002. The population increased from 31,639 people in 1834 to 212,267 in 1840 and 397,654 in 1850. On 19th century Roman Catholic Church was the only organized religion in Michigan. The original French Catholics, reduced to a small minority by the influx of American Protestants, were soon reinforced by the arrival of Catholic immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and, later, from eastern and southern Europe. In 2000 Michigan state has 2,019,926 Roman Catholics. The Michigan state official language is English. In 2000, 91.6% of the Michigan state's population five years old or older spoke only English at home. Michigan has temperate climate with well-defined seasons. Cloudy days are more common in Michigan than in most states, in part because of the condensation of water vapor from the Great Lakes. Michigan's agricultural income was estimated at nearly $3.5 billion in 2001 estimation. The Michigan state agricultre output ranks are 2nd in output of tart cherries, 3rd in apples, and 4th in prunes and plums in 2002. Potatoes are profitable in northern Michigan, while eastern Michigan is a leading bean producer. The auto industry's preponderance in Michigan manufacturing has come to be viewed in recent years as more of a liability than an asset. In Michigan state industries are rise on early 20th century. In this time completed the transformation of Michigan into one of the most important manufacturing areas in the world.

Michigan Recreation, Culture and Attractions

Michigan State has something special to celebrate its history and culture every weekend. Michigan has many attractive places. Michigan's tourist attractions are diverse and readily accessible to much of the country's population. State-operated facilities include 64 parks and recreational areas. Historic attractions have been heavily promoted in recent years, following the success of Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. The Michigan state has the forests, lakes and thousands of miles of beaches are top attractions. Michigan has rising popularity of ice fishing, skiing, and other winter sports, autumn scenic tours, hunting, and spring festivals has made tourism a year-round business in many parts of the state. Tours of Detroit automobile factories and other industrial sites, such as Battle Creek's breakfast-food plants, are also important tourist attractions. Michigan State has five major league professional sports teams. The Michigan state also has minor league hockey teams in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Kimball, and Saginaw; and baseball teams in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Comstock Park, and Lansing. The Michigan state hosts four major races.

Michigan Demographics

Michigan total population - 9,938,444
Michigan male population - 4,873,095
Michigan female population - 5,065,349
Michigan white population - 7,966,053
Michigan black population - 1,412,742
Michigan American Indian and Alaska Native - 58,479
Michigan Asian population - 176,510
Michigan Hispanic or Latino population - 323,877

Michigan School Information

Michigan State has long history of support for public education. Michigan State helps account for the fact that the percentage of students attending public schools is among the highest in the US. While the Michigan,s high school graduation rate is low, the rate of college attendance for those students who do graduate is high. Michigan continued to fund higher education even in difficult economic times. In 1999 the Michigan state total public school enrollment is 1,725,617. In Michigan cost of maintaining of public educational system has become a major problem in recent years because of the declining school-age population. The Michigan state has maintained its early commitment to public education. In 2001 nonpublic schools total population is 179,579. Michigan had 108 degree-granting institutions in 2000. Michigan has oldest state school is the University of Michigan, originally established in Detroit in 1817.

Michigan State Symbols

Michigan State nickname - The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State, Water (Winter) Wonderland
Michigan state flag
Michigan state Slogan
Michigan state Slogan
Great Lakes, Great Times; More To See
Michigan state Song
Michigan state Song
My Michigan
Michigan state Reptile
Michigan state Reptile
Painted Turtle
Michigan state  Fossil
Michigan state Fossil
American Mastodon
Michigan state  Mammal
Michigan state Mammal
White-Tailed Deer
Michigan state  Fish
Michigan state Fish
Brook trout
Michigan state  Flower
Michigan state Flower
Apple blossom
Michigan state  Flower
Michigan state Flower
Dwarf Lake Iris
Michigan state  Tree
Michigan state Tree
Eastern White Pine
Michigan state  Soil
Michigan state Soil
Michigan state  Bird
Michigan state Bird
American Robin
Michigan state   Motto
Michigan state Motto
Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam

Michigan History

In the early 17th centurey the first Europeans were the French and French- Canadians. In 1763 France was ousted from the territory by Great Britain. In 1783 end of war Michigan came under American control. Detroit and Fort Mackinac however, did not surrender until 1796. In 1787, Michigan became part of the Northwest Territory. Lower Peninsula and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula became the Territory of Michigan in the year of 1805. The Michigan electorate organized a government without U.S. For two centuries after the first Europeans came to Michigan, the Indians remained a vital force in the area's development. Michigan became a center of action in the War of 1812. The territory was finally returned to American authority under the terms of the Treaty of Ghent at the end of 1814. After statehood, Michigan promptly adopted a program of internal improvement through the building of railroads, roads, and canals, including the Soo Locks Ship Canal at Sault Ste. Marie in 1855. No battles were fought on Michigan land during the Civil War for the period from 1861 to 1865. The territorial government's request in 1834 that Michigan be admitted to the Union was rejected by Congress, however, because of a dispute over Michigan's southern boundary. The Fourth Michigan Calvary under General Custer captured Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy on May 10, 1865. Toward the end of the 19th century, as timber resources were being exhausted and as farming and mining reached their peak stages of development, new opportunities in manufacturing opened up. The northern two-thirds of the Michigan state, where nothing took up the slack left by the decline in lumber and mining output, steadily lost population and became increasingly troubled economically. In 1900, after setbacks, Olds opens the nation's first factory designed specifically for auto production. The 1970s brought another recession nationwide to the economy in Michigan. Today Michigan leaders are looking for ways to attract new industries to the Michigan state.

Michigan Tourist Information

Michigan tourism is important source of economic activity of the Michigan state. Tourism has increased and some computer-related businesses are moving into the Michigan state. The Michigan state has hunting and fishing is significant industries. Michigan's tourist attractions are diverse and readily accessible to much of the country's population. The opportunities offered by Michigan's water resources are the number one attraction. Although the tourist and resort business has been primarily a summer activity, the rising popularity of ice fishing, skiing, and other winter sports, autumn scenic tours, hunting, and spring festivals has made tourism a year-round business in many parts of the Michigan state. In Grand Marais on the north coast of the upper peninsula, try the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce for information on the Pictured Rocks and other attractions, accommodations, and camping. The Mackinac Island Chamber of Commerce has tips on the state park, transportation, and historic homes. Michigan's Department of Natural Resources manages the largest dedicated state forest system in the nation. The Michigan state has numerous historical markers.

Michigan Transportation

On 20th century, there are more than forms of public transportation in Michigan. Michigan's busiest airport airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. In 19th century Michigan settlers made transportation by ships through the Great Lakes possible. The birth of the automotive industry, with Henry Ford's first plant in Highland Park, marked the beginning of a new era in transportation in 20th century. They have foundered over the many years in which they have been used as a transport route for people and bulk cargo, Michigan is a world-class scuba diving destination. Major bridges include the Ambassador Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Mackinac Bridge, and International Bridge. Michigan also has the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel crossing into Canada. Michigan has nine international crossings bridges. Michigan is served by four Class I railroads. That is Canadian National Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, and the Norfolk Southern Railway. The Michigan state transportation Department was planned for commuter rail for Detroit and its suburbs.

Michigan Taxes

Michigan State Tax Rate Range Low 4.35%
Michigan State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate - Highest flat rate
Michigan State Personal Exemptions Single -3,300, Married - 6,600, Dependents - 1,000
Michigan State Sales Tax Rate on Food 6%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Michigan State Total Tax on Gasoline 19.0%, on Diesel Fuel 15.0%
Michigan State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 200(¢ per pack)
Michigan State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.20($ per gallon)
Michigan State Wine Excise Tax Rate $0.51($ per gallon)

Michigan Universities

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - 40,025 Students
Kalamazoo College - 1,340 Students
Calvin College - 4,187 Students
Michigan State University - 45,520 Students
Hope College - 3,203 Students
Albion College - 1,941 Students
Andrews University - 3,195 Students
Michigan Technological University - 6,546 Students
Grand Valley State University - 23,295 Students
Alma College - 1,213 Students

Michigan Religions

Pentecostalism - 7%
Roman Catholicism - 23%
Buddhism - 14%
Methodism - 9%
United Church of Christ - 2%
Church of Christ - 3%
Protestantism - 3%
Christianity - 5%
Judaism - 1%
Lutheranism - 1%
Buddhism - 1%

Michigan Counties

Alcona County, Michigan - Population 11,719
Alger County, Michigan - Population 9,862
Allegan County, Michigan - Population 105,665
Alpena County, Michigan - Population 31,314
Antrim County, Michigan - Population 23,110
Arenac County, Kansas- Population 17,269
Baraga County, Michigan - Population 8,746
Barry County, Michigan - Population 56,755
Bay County, Michigan - Population 110,157
Benzie County, Michigan - Population 15,998
Berrien County, Michigan - Population 162,453
Branch County, Michigan - Population 45,787
Calhoun County, Michigan - Population 137,985
Cass County, Michigan - Population 51,104
Charlevoix County, Michigan - Population 26,090
Cheboygan County, Michigan - Population 26,448
Chippewa County, Michigan - Population 35,543
Clare County, Michigan - Population 35,543
Clinton County, Michigan - Population 31,252
Clinton County, Kansas- Population 64,753
Crawford County, Michigan - Population 14,273
Delta County, Michigan - Population 38,250
Dickinson County, Michigan - Population 27,472
Eaton County, Michigan - Population 103,655
Emmet County, Michigan - Population 31,437
Genesee County, Michigan - Population 436,141
Gladwin County, Michigan - Population 26,023
Gogebic County, Michigan - Population 17,370
Grand Traverse County, Michigan - Population 77,654
Gratiot County, Michigan - Population 42,285
Hillsdale County, Michigan - Population 46,527
Houghton County, Michigan - Population 36,016
Huron County, Michigan - Population 36,079
Ingham County, Michigan - Population 279,320
Ionia County, Michigan - Population 61,158
Iosco County, Kansas- Population 27,339
Iron County, Michigan - Population 13,138
Isabella County, Michigan - Population 63,351
Jackson County, Michigan - Population 158,422
Kalamazoo County, Michigan - Population 238,603
Kalkaska County, Michigan - Population 16,571
Kent County, Michigan - Population 574,335
Keweenaw County, Michigan - Population 2,301
Lake County, Michigan - Population 11,333
Lapeer County, Michigan - Population 87,904
Leelanau County, Michigan - Population 21,119
Lenawee County, Michigan - Population 98,890
Livingston County, Michigan - Population 156,951
Luce County, Michigan - Population 7,024
Mackinac County, Kansas- Population 11,943
Macomb County, Michigan - Population 788,149
Manistee County, Michigan - Population 24,527
Marquette County, Michigan - Population 64,634
Mason County, Michigan - Population 28,274
Mecosta County, Michigan - Population 40,553
Menominee County, Michigan - Population 25,326
Midland County, Michigan - Population 82,874
Missaukee County, Michigan - Population 14,478
Monroe County, Michigan - Population 145,945
Montcalm County, Michigan - Population 61,266
Montmorency County, Michigan - Population 10,315
Muskegon County, Michigan - Population 170,200
Newaygo County, Michigan - Population 47,874
Oakland County, Michigan - Population 1,214,361
Oceana County, Kansas- Population 26,873
Ogemaw County, Michigan - Population 21,645
Ontonagon County, Michigan - Population 7,818
Osceola County, Michigan - Population 23,197
Oscoda County, Michigan - Population 9,418
Otsego County, Michigan - Population 23,301
Ottawa County, Michigan - Population 238,314
Presque Isle County, Michigan - Population 14,411
Roscommon County, Michigan - Population 25,469
Saginaw County, Michigan - Population 210,039
St. Clair County, Kansas- Population 164,235
St. Joseph County, Michigan - Population 62,422
Sanilac County, Michigan - Population 44,547
Schoolcraft County, Michigan - Population 8,903
Shiawassee County, Michigan - Population 71,687
Tuscola County, Michigan - Population 58,266
Van Buren County, Michigan - Population 76,263
Washtenaw County, Michigan - Population 322,895
Wayne County, Michigan - Population 2,061,162
Wexford County, Michigan - Population 30,484

Michigan Government

Michigan State had four constitutions. The Michigan state Governor is elected once he serve four year term. The governor and lieutenant governor must be at least 30 years old and must have been registered voters in the Michigan state for at least four years prior to election. In Michigan state present Governor is Jennifer Granholm. The legislature consists of a senate of 38 members, elected for terms of four years, and a house of representatives of 110 members, elected for two-year terms. The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature and a majority vote at the next general election. Most cities are governed by home-rule legislation in Michigan. Other cities have chosen the council-manager system. Michigan's highest court is the state supreme court. The high court hears cases on appeal from lower state courts and also administers the Michigan state's entire court system. In the Supreme Court consisting of seven justices elected for eight-year terms. The chief justice is elected by the members of the court in the Michigan state.

Michigan Economy

Michigan has well economic sectors. It has main businesses, products, facilities contain automobiles, muesli products, pizza, information technology, aerospace, military equipment, copper, iron, and furniture. Michigan is also the third important cultivator of Christmas trees with 60,520 acres of land devoted to Christmas tree agricultural. The state's economy developed though far from robust, has respired real life into many small and medium sized companies that supply the auto industry. Industrial accounts for 30% of Michigan's economic productions are more than two times as much as any other sector. The manufacture of automobiles and transportation apparatus is by far the state's chief industry, and Detroit, Dearborn, Flint, Pontiac, and Lansing are important hubs of automobile production, while the industry is currently in affected deterioration throughout the state. Agriculture, tourism, education and transportation are the state's important economic sectors.

Michigan Parks

Isle Royale National Park - Houghton, MI: Fee is $4 per person per day. Individual Season Pass is $50, valid from April 16 through October 31 of the year indicated. It is open into 8am to 6pm July and August reduced schedule in May, June, and September. Keweenaw National Historical Park - Calumet, MI: There are no free. Open Year Round Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Federal Holidays. Motor Cities National Heritage Area - Detroit, MI: The times of our venues vary depending on season. North Country National Scenic Trail - Seven States-New York to North Dakota, MI,MN,ND,NY,OH,PA,WI: Reservations and fees may be required for portions of the trail. The operating hours for the National Park Service office are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore - Munising, Grand Marais, MI: The reservation fee is $15. It is open year-round, 24 hours day. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - Empire, MI: Entrance fee is $10.00 per private vehicle it is veiled for 7 days from date of issue. $20.00 is annual park entrance pass, it is valid for 12 months. $5.00 per person, it veiled for 7 days from date of issue.