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Washtenaw County, Michigan (MI)

County population in 2017: 367,627 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 322,895 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 62,651
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,832
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 74,846
Renter-occupied apartments: 53,710 (it was 50,481 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

28%

Land area: 710 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 518 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washtenaw County: 93.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.6%), Educational, health and social services (25.1%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washtenaw County, MI (2017)
    • 257,70279.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 42,46213.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 33,21110.3%Asian alone
    • 17,4605.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 15,0694.7%Two or more races
    • 9970.3%Some other race alone
    • 6210.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1050.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

33.4 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years
Males: 182,763  (49.7%)
Females: 184,864  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Washtenaw County:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,286 ($51,990 in 1999)
This county:

$70,286
Michigan:

$54,909

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $949 (lower quartile is $726, upper quartile is $1,256)
This county:

$949
State:

$693


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $258,700 (it was $170,100 in 2000)
Washtenaw:

$258,700
Michigan:

$155,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,300 - $389,000

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $328,990
Here:

$328,990
State:

$200,684

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,434
Here:

$211,434
State:

$176,879

In 2-unit structures: $283,323
Here:

$283,323
State:

$141,485

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,620
Here:

$189,620
State:

$149,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,539
Here:

$230,539
State:

$150,425

Mobile homes: $30,495
Here:

$30,495
State:

$52,615

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,694
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $654

Institutionalized population: 2,827

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 57
  • Robberies: 77
  • Assaults: 225
  • Burglaries: 691
  • Thefts: 1210
  • Auto thefts: 338

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 47
  • Robberies: 76
  • Assaults: 228
  • Burglaries: 610
  • Thefts: 1203
  • Auto thefts: 381
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1714 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 1998: 2122 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 1999: 2192 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2000: 1863 buildings, average cost: $162,700
  • 2001: 1813 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2002: 2285 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2003: 2153 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2004: 1994 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2005: 1441 buildings, average cost: $185,700
  • 2006: 627 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2007: 490 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2008: 278 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2009: 210 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 2010: 317 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2011: 200 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2012: 262 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2013: 394 buildings, average cost: $253,100
  • 2014: 385 buildings, average cost: $259,400
  • 2015: 390 buildings, average cost: $263,600
  • 2016: 438 buildings, average cost: $261,700
  • 2017: 583 buildings, average cost: $262,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Washtenaw, MI residents
Average permit cost in Washtenaw, MI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,410 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,224 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Washtenaw, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washtenaw, MI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washtenaw, MI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
Washtenaw County:

13.0%
Michigan:

14.2%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.9% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.5% for American Indian residents, 39.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.4% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 33.4 years old
(Males: 32.3 years old, Females: 34.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.3 years old, Black residents: 30.3 years old, American Indian residents: 36.9 years old, Asian residents: 28.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 32.6 years old)

Area name: Ann Arbor, MI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washtenaw County is $750 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $913 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1149 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Milan, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Barton Hills.

Washtenaw County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Washtenaw County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Carbon County, Wyoming , Harney County, Oregon , Niobrara County, Wyoming , Gregory County, South Dakota , Moffat County, Colorado , Routt County, Colorado , Perkins County, Nebraska , Thurston County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Michigan:

4.4%

Unemployment by year in Washtenaw, MI
County total employment by year in Washtenaw, MI
County average yearly wages by year in Washtenaw, MI

Current college students: 60,032
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 46,129 (52.2% naturalized citizens)

Washtenaw County:

12.5%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 20,6492010 or later
  • 10,4782000 to 2009
  • 9,1381990 to 1999
  • 6,6791980 to 1989
  • 3,5661970 to 1979
  • 4,005Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

Washtenaw County marital status for males Washtenaw County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 86,317
  • One, attached: 8,689
  • Two: 3,946
  • 3 or 4: 6,276
  • 5 to 9: 15,236
  • 10 to 19: 11,031
  • 20 to 49: 4,864
  • 50 or more: 7,866
  • Mobile homes: 6,172

Housing units in Washtenaw County with a mortgage: 56,750 (1,466 second mortgage, 6,682 home equity loan, 321 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 30,154

Here:

65.1% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washtenaw County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic42,60314
Mainline Protestant25,87666
Evangelical Protestant25,339122
Other13,08643
Black Protestant5,37423
Orthodox9185
None231,595-
Washtenaw County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 68
Washtenaw County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 32
This county:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Washtenaw County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 250
This county:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washtenaw County:

7.8%
Michigan:

9.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Washtenaw County:

27.0%
State:

29.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Washtenaw County:

Average size of farms: 132 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $41,221
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $305.15
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.64%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,814
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,441
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 21.96%
Corn for grain: 39021 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10887 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 46470 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,124 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 337 acres

Earthquake activity:

Washtenaw County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.2 miles away from Washtenaw County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 141.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 280.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.4 miles away from Washtenaw County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 341.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Michigan Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3225: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3225, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1527: June 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1527, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Michigan Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3189: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3189, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Michigan Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3160: January 10, 2001, FEMA Id: 3160, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 02, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3137: January 27, 1999, FEMA Id: 3137, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Michigan SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 08, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-631: September 08, 1980, FEMA Id: 631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Michigan Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 27, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3057: January 27, 1978, FEMA Id: 3057, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Michigan TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-190: April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: 190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Washtenaw County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washtenaw

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 169,073 (74.9%)
  • Carpooled: 17,921 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8,821 (3.9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 81 (0.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 235 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,622 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 3,952 (1.8%)
  • Walked: 13,566 (6.0%)
  • Worked at home: 10,503 (4.7%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (16%)
  • India (12%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Mexico (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Taiwan (4%)
  • Japan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washtenaw County


  • American (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • European (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Washtenaw County, Michigan in 2000:

  • 14,989 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,527 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,244 people in nursing homes
  • 1,181 people in state prisons
  • 372 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 318 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 306 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 256 people in other group homes
  • 236 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 181 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 171 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 111 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 101 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 81 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 77 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 76 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 56 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 53 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 51 people in religious group quarters
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 27 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 26 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Washtenaw County, Michigan in 2010:

  • 13,873 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,311 people in federal prisons
  • 685 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 346 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 345 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 296 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 210 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 202 people in state prisons
  • 197 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 153 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 108 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 53 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 32 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $93,775.

8.20% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($65,507 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Michigan average:

5.43%


0.38% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,191 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

0.38%
Michigan average:

0.03%

4.35% relocated from other counties in Michigan ($29,898 average AGI)
3.46% relocated from other states ($32,418 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

3.46%
Michigan average:

1.59%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, MI  1.63% ($50,963 average AGI)
from Oakland County, MI  0.70% ($76,479)
from Livingston County, MI  0.38% ($59,921)
from Cook County, IL  0.24% ($80,962)
from Monroe County, MI  0.17% ($49,190)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.16% ($55,654)
from Ingham County, MI  0.15% ($42,313)


8.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($65,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.70%
Michigan average:

5.69%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,025 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

0.13%
Michigan average:

0.04%

4.54% relocated to other counties in Michigan ($29,129 average AGI)
4.04% relocated to other states ($35,572 average AGI)
Washtenaw County:

4.04%
Michigan average:

1.85%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, MI  1.81% ($54,183 average AGI)
to Oakland County, MI  0.67% ($62,743)
to Livingston County, MI  0.49% ($69,449)
to Cook County, IL  0.24% ($66,272)
to Jackson County, MI  0.22% ($50,714)
to Lenawee County, MI  0.21% ($50,431)
to Monroe County, MI  0.16% ($45,629)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Washtenaw County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Washtenaw County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washtenaw County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Washtenaw County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 36,828 (30,368 aged, 6,460 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 5,838 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Washtenaw County, Michigan in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,283)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,861)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,349)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,063)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,012)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (984)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (975)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (882)
  • Congestive heart failure (682)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (614)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,143
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 503
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 75,611

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,177
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 569
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 33.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.8
  • Other - 12.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 76.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 31.4
  • Suffocation - 21.2
  • Poisoning - 16.1
  • Other - 8.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 367,627
  • In family households: 251,149 (43,605 male householders, 35,220 female householders)
    64,238 spouses, 91,308 children (86,648 natural, 3,140 adopted, 1,520 stepchildren), 3,455 grandchildren, 2,919 brothers or sisters, 2,855 parents, 3,600 other relatives, 3,949 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 96,540 (30,508 male householders (20,084 living alone)), 31,396 female householders (22,315 living alone)), 34,636 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 19,938

Size of family households: 38,564 2-persons, 16,681 3-persons, 14,830 4-persons, 6,070 5-persons, 1,997 6-persons, 683 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 42,399 1-person, 13,984 2-persons, 2,284 3-persons, 1,900 4-persons, 735 5-persons, 239 6-persons, 363 7-or-more-persons.

49,621 married couples with children.
13,804 single-parent households (2,839 men, 10,965 women).

85.5% of residents of Washtenaw speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,042,384,000 ($6,021 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $168,765,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $531,460,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $287,542,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,185,000
Federal grants: $805,468,000
Federal procurement contracts: $204,549,000 ($91,200,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $206,180,000 ($9,798,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $383,262,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $109,736,000
Federal Government insurance: $83,055,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 21,867
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

68 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,841
Here:

29 per 1000 residents
State:

45 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11,896
Here:

+35 per 1000 residents
State:

+12 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4,411
Here -13 per 1000 residents
State -16 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washtenaw County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.59 millions of gallons per day (36% from ground, 64% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Year house built in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • 2,7632014 or later
  • 1,5062010 to 2013
  • 19,7842000 to 2009
  • 26,7801990 to 1999
  • 17,3481980 to 1989
  • 24,3791970 to 1979
  • 18,5141960 to 1969
  • 16,6371950 to 1959
  • 6,5031940 to 1949
  • 16,1831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • 1211 room
  • 1242 rooms
  • 2,4233 rooms
  • 5,6214 rooms
  • 12,9385 rooms
  • 17,0756 rooms
  • 14,9097 rooms
  • 12,8798 rooms
  • 20,8149+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • 2,6151 room
  • 3,5492 rooms
  • 11,0153 rooms
  • 15,5604 rooms
  • 9,8995 rooms
  • 5,4406 rooms
  • 2,2777 rooms
  • 1,3048 rooms
  • 2,1669+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • 121no bedroom
  • 1,3611 bedroom
  • 13,2502 bedrooms
  • 40,0773 bedrooms
  • 26,1304 bedrooms
  • 5,9655+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • 2,866no bedroom
  • 13,6571 bedroom
  • 23,1392 bedrooms
  • 9,2193 bedrooms
  • 3,4524 bedrooms
  • 1,4925+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washtenaw County, Michigan in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washtenaw County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washtenaw County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,702no vehicle
  • 24,4401 vehicle
  • 38,9932 vehicles
  • 14,5933 vehicles
  • 5,0114 vehicles
  • 2,1655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washtenaw County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washtenaw County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 8,363no vehicle
  • 25,2801 vehicle
  • 16,2012 vehicles
  • 3,0883 vehicles
  • 5804 vehicles
  • 3135+ vehicles

78.0% of Washtenaw County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Michigan.

Washtenaw County:

78.0%
State average:

85.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 220,347
  • Other state: 97,295
  • Northeast: 20,428
  • Midwest: 36,015
  • South: 27,041
  • West: 13,811
Year householders moved into unit in Washtenaw County, MI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washtenaw County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 85.6%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.1%Utility gas
  • 27.9%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,611
Here:

11.5%
Michigan:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 945
Here:

5.6%
Michigan:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,167
Here:

4.2%
Michigan:

15.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Washtenaw County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,219,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,893,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $129,871,000
    Police Protection: $49,289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,825,000
    Regular Highways: $19,487,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,947,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,384,000
    General - Other: $14,120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,639,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,798,000
    Financial Administration: $6,646,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,095,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,071,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,257,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $891,000
    Solid Waste Management: $829,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,903,000
    Highways: $10,163,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,479,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,456,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,253,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,483,000
    Highways: $5,259,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,034,000
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,411,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,403,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,642,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,634,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,830,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,581,000
    Special Assessments: $1,821,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,087,000
    Rents: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $417,000
    Sale of Property: $171,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,357,000
    General - Other: $3,801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,733,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $68,136,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,096,000
    Highways: $25,053,000
    Other: $11,081,000
    Education: $1,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $90,812,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,632,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,645,000
    Other License: $809,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,051,000

Washtenaw County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,219,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,893,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $129,871,000
    Police Protection: $49,289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,825,000
    Regular Highways: $19,487,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,947,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,384,000
    General - Other: $14,120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,639,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,798,000
    Financial Administration: $6,646,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,095,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,071,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,257,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $891,000
    Solid Waste Management: $829,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,903,000
    Highways: $10,163,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,479,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,456,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,253,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,483,000
    Highways: $5,259,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,034,000
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,411,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,403,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,642,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,634,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,830,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,581,000
    Special Assessments: $1,821,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,087,000
    Rents: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $417,000
    Sale of Property: $171,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,357,000
    General - Other: $3,801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,733,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $68,136,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,096,000
    Highways: $25,053,000
    Other: $11,081,000
    Education: $1,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $90,812,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,632,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,645,000
    Other License: $809,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,051,000

Washtenaw County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,219,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,893,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $129,871,000
    Police Protection: $49,289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,825,000
    Regular Highways: $19,487,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,947,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,384,000
    General - Other: $14,120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,639,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,798,000
    Financial Administration: $6,646,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,095,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,071,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,257,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $891,000
    Solid Waste Management: $829,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,903,000
    Highways: $10,163,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,479,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,456,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,253,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,483,000
    Highways: $5,259,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,034,000
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,411,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,403,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,642,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,634,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,830,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,581,000
    Special Assessments: $1,821,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,087,000
    Rents: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $417,000
    Sale of Property: $171,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,357,000
    General - Other: $3,801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,733,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $68,136,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,096,000
    Highways: $25,053,000
    Other: $11,081,000
    Education: $1,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $90,812,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,632,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,645,000
    Other License: $809,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,051,000

Washtenaw County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,219,000
  • Charges - Other: $28,200,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,956,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $24,893,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $129,871,000
    Police Protection: $49,289,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,825,000
    Regular Highways: $19,487,000
    Housing and Community Development: $16,947,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,384,000
    General - Other: $14,120,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,639,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,798,000
    Financial Administration: $6,646,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,095,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,071,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,257,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $891,000
    Solid Waste Management: $829,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $13,903,000
    Highways: $10,163,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,479,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,456,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,253,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,483,000
    Highways: $5,259,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,034,000
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,411,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,403,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,642,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,634,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $8,830,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,581,000
    Special Assessments: $1,821,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,087,000
    Rents: $590,000
    Interest Earnings: $417,000
    Sale of Property: $171,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $4,357,000
    General - Other: $3,801,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $92,733,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $68,136,000
    Health and Hospitals: $40,096,000
    Highways: $25,053,000
    Other: $11,081,000
    Education: $1,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $90,812,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,632,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,645,000
    Other License: $809,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $73,051,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,893
  • Number of aged recipients: 417
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,476
  • Number of recipients under 18: 648
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,483
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 762
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,212
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,838
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 94 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,051$147,5361,668$177,3326,356$205,754318$53,39312$669,750433$152,75581$35,889
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED102$141,216195$165,354617$211,82348$48,1460$052$99,01940$30,525
APPLICATIONS DENIED225$134,124284$134,1371,980$216,101188$46,9411$2,000,000164$154,09890$40,111
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN123$140,024178$188,1291,041$205,22938$75,8163$384,66754$157,0748$43,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$130,88042$199,714248$210,02020$67,6500$022$178,7739$58,444
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 79 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED187$198,503127$227,9532$224,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED72$220,36185$217,2822$131,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED53$157,67942$247,9521$54,0001$90,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$188,50039$239,9740$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$247,5715$243,4001$164,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washtenaw, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Washtenaw, MI - Value
Most common first names in Washtenaw County, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,13274.1 years
Mary1,05479.9 years
William96674.2 years
Robert90372.2 years
James76270.1 years
George66776.4 years
Helen61781.2 years
Charles55674.2 years
Margaret52280.1 years
Ruth50581.6 years
Most common last names in Washtenaw County, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith44874.9 years
Johnson30572.9 years
Williams29972.4 years
Miller26676.8 years
Brown26375.6 years
Jones19174.9 years
Wilson18874.3 years
Taylor17274.5 years
Davis17075.4 years
Clark14175.9 years
Businesses in Washtenaw County, MI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kohl's1
ALDI1Kroger7
ALDO1LA Fitness1
AT&T3La-Z-Boy1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware6Lane Furniture7
Advance Auto Parts2LensCrafters2
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza4
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's2
Ann Taylor2Macy's1
Apple Store1Marriott3
Applebee's3Marshalls1
Arby's5MasterBrand Cabinets6
Audi1Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's16
Avenue1Meijer3
BMW1Men's Wearhouse2
Bally Total Fitness1Microtel1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance8
Bath & Body Works1Nike20
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax2
Ben & Jerry's2Old Country Buffet1
Blockbuster5Old Navy1
Brookstone1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Outback1
Burger King7Outback Steakhouse1
CVS12Pac Sun1
Caribou Coffee1Panda Express2
Casual Male XL1Panera Bread5
Chevrolet5Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle3Penske3
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K3Pizza Hut3
Clarion1Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery1Popeyes1
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
Comfort Inn3Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Curves4Quiznos3
DHL4RadioShack3
Dairy Queen7Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Red Robin2
Decora Cabinetry2Red Roof Inn2
Dennys1Rite Aid4
Discount Tire4Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Express1Sheraton1
Extended Stay America1Sleep Inn1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel8
FedEx48Staples2
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Starbucks13
Foot Locker1Steak 'n Shake1
Ford1Subaru1
Forever 211T-Mobile9
GNC5T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop5T.J.Maxx2
Gap2Taco Bell9
Goodwill2Talbots1
Gymboree1Target2
H&M1The Limited1
H&R Block11The Room Place1
Hawthorn1Tim Hortons2
Hilton2Toyota1
Holiday Inn5Toys"R"Us2
Hollister Co.1Trader Joe's1
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda2U-Haul12
Hot Topic1UPS86
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP1Vans3
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's11Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens4
Jones New York7Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's11
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC6White Castle1
Kincaid2Whole Foods Market2
Kmart2YMCA1

Washtenaw County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"