Michigan: Profile

Government 
Governor:Rick Snyder (R)
Treasurer:Nick Khouri (R)
Senators:Debbie Stabenow (D)
Gary Peters (D)
Entered Union:January 26, 1837
U.S. Representatives:14
Area 
Total Area250,487 km2 / 96,714 mi2
Land Area146,435 km2 / 56,539 mi2
Water Area104,052 km2 / 40,175 mi2
Water Area Percentage41.54 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature112°F / 44°C , Mio (July 13, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-51°F / -46°C , Vanderbilt (February 9, 1934)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$466,536 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$42,226 (2015)
Population 
Population9,922,576 (2015)
Under 19 Population2,481,831 / 25.012% (2015)
65 and older Population1,570,641 / 15.829% (2015)
Male Population4,877,067 / 49.151% (2015)
Female Population5,045,509 / 50.849% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 301,467 (2013)
Net International Immigration 44,817 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)114,375 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)16.2% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Detroit677,116
Grand Rapids195,097
Warren135,358
Employment 
Employment 4,329,300 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$823 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.6% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,011 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,011 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$8,777 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,812 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$77,948 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$94,661 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,505 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)89.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.3% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)122,141 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)31.58% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 220 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
DTWDetroit Metropolitan Wayne CountyDetroit
FNTBishop InternationalFlint
GRRGerald R. Ford InternationalGrand Rapids
LANCapital Region InternationalClinton (Township of)
TVCCherry CapitalTraverse City
Ports 
Alpena
Battle Creek
Calcite
Detroit
Drummond Island
Escanaba
Grand Haven
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Marquette
Monroe
Muskegon
Port Dolomite
Port Huron
Port Inland
Presque Isle
Saginaw
Sault Sainte Marie
St. Clair
Stoneport

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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