Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Michigan. Contributions and photography for the Michigan guides from Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy, Carter Buchanan and Ryan Pooya.

Highway Guides

U.S. Highways

Other Roads

Michigan Highway Nomenclature

Michigan State Trunklines are referenced with the designation of M and the route number. For instance Michigan 15 is locally known as M-15. Additionally the county designated highway system within the state utilizes A-, B-, C-, D-, E-, G-, and H- as part of the numbering convention.

Population Statistics

State Population
10,077,331
Metropolitan Populations
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 4,392,041 Grand Rapids-Kentwood 1,087,592
Lansing-East Lansing 541,297 Flint 406,211
Ann Arbor 372,258 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 324,501
Kalamazoo-Portage 261,670 Saginaw 190,124
Top County Populations
Wayne 1,793,561 Oakland 1,274,395
Macomb 881,217 Kent 657,974
Genesee 406,211 Washtenaw 372,258
Ottawa 296,200 Ingham 284,900
Top City Populations
Detroit 665,369 Grand Rapids 200,031
Warren 132,877 Sterling Heights 131,709
Ann Arbor 119,280 Lansing 117,540
Flint 94,968 Dearborn 93,367
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About Michigan

  • Capital: Lansing
  • Nickname: Great Lake State or Wolverine State
  • State Flower: Apple Blossom
  • State Bird: Robin
  • State Animal: Wolverine
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,240.96
  • Land Area: 57,022 square miles
  • Highest Point: Mount Arvon – 1,979 feet
  • Lowest Point: Lake Erie – 571 feet
  • Number of Counties: 83
  • Statehood: 26th state; admitted January 26, 1837

Major Sports Franchises:

  • Detroit Lions (NFL)
  • Detroit Pistons (NBA)
  • Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
  • Detroit Tigers (MLB)

Major Motorsport Speedways

  • Michigan International Speedway

Updated December 29, 2021.