Ann Arbor Area

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THE CITY OF

ANN ARBOR

Ann Arbor is located in Washtenaw County. The 2010 census recorded its population as 113,934. It is the principal city of the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Washtenaw County. 

Detailed introduction

Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, named after wives of the village’s founders (both named Ann!) and the stands of bur oak trees. In 1837, the University of Michigan moved from Detroit to Ann Arbor, and the city grew at a rapid rate in the early to the mid-20th century. During the 1960s and 1970s, the city gained a reputation as a center for left-wing politics. Ann Arbor became a focal point for political activism, such as opposition to the Vietnam War and support for the legalization of cannabis.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan. The university significantly shapes Ann Arbor’s economy as it employs about 30,000 workers, including about 12,000 in the medical center. The city’s economy is also centered on high technology with several companies drawn to the area by the university’s research and development infrastructure. 

Source: Wikipedia

02

THE TOWNSHIP OF

PITTSFIELD

Pittsfield Township, officially the Charter Township of Pittsfield, is a charter township south of Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County. The population was 34,663 at the 2010 census.

Detailed introduction

Pittsfield Township has a total area of 27.3 square miles (70.8 km²), of which 27.3 square miles (70.6 km²) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.2 km²), or 0.25%, is water.

The source of Paint Creek is within the northeast portion of the township.

When Ann Arbor Township was organized in 1827, it included what is now Pittsfield Township in its boundaries. The name had been suggested by Ezra Carpenter. The current name was adopted in 1839. It became a charter township in 1972.

In 2006, the Ann Arbor District Library opened its Pittsfield branch.

Source: Wikipedia

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