Michigan at a Glance
With 9,909,877 people, Michigan is the 10th most populous state in the union, and home to over 3.1% of the U.S. population. The 11th largest state by land area, Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The median age of Michiganders is 38.9, and the median household income is $73,354 as of a 2014 survey.
Michigan is located in the Great Lakes region, and is bordered by 5 of the Great Lakes. Its capital, Lansing, is the only state capital that isnt also a county seat. The largest city in Michigan is Detroit.
Michigan Jobs & Economy
Though Michigan has a diverse economy, the auto industry continues to play a large role in the state, with all three of the countries major automobile companies headquartered in Michigan. Common jobs in Michigan include model makers, tool and die makers, and patternmakers. The current minimum wage in Michigan as of 2014 was $8.15.
Michigan Unemployment Rate
Michigan has a 6.3% unemployment rate, which exceeds the national average by .7%