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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor is a city located in Washtenaw County, Michigan of which it is the county seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 114,024. Ann Arbor is the locus of the prestigious University of Michigan.

The city of Tübingen in Germany is Ann Arbor's sister city. Other sister cities have included Hikone, Japan[?]; Belize City, Belize[?]; Peterborough, Ontario and Juigalpa, Nicaragua[?].

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Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 71.7 km² (27.7 mi²). 70.0 km² (27.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.7 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.42% water, that water being part of the Huron River. Ann Arbor is known as "the city on the Huron", and also by the nickname "A²" (A squared).

Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 114,024 people, 45,693 households, and 21,704 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,629.9/km² (4,221.1/mi²). There are 47,218 housing units at an average density of 675.0/km² (1,748.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 74.68% White, 8.83% African American, 0.29% Native American, 11.90% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 3.05% from two or more races. 3.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 45,693 households out of which 23.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% are married couples living together, 7.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 52.5% are non-families. 35.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.22 and the average family size is 2.90.

In the city the population is spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 26.8% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $46,299, and the median income for a family is $71,293. Males have a median income of $48,880 versus $36,561 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,419. 16.6% of the population and 4.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.3% are under the age of 18 and 5.1% are 65 or older.

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  • Naked Mile: There has been a tradition of students running naked through the streets once a year, but the police and the university are cracking down on it. As a result participants have been forced to adept, but they did not discontinue the event completely: in 2002 they have been wearing underwear.
  • Street Art Fair: Held every summer. It's juried.
  • Hash Bash: First Saturday of April. Speeches, street vending, civil disobedience.

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