Moving to Michigan

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

As the center of U.S. automobile production, Michigan is one of the most important manufacturing areas in the world. Bordering four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has excellent fishing and water sports opportunities. Home to the Henry Ford Museum, Detroit Institute of the Arts and the Detroit Zoo, Michigan offers its residents and visitors a historic perspective of U.S. industry and culture.

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Michigan Compared to USA Averages
USA Michigan
Population: 311,591,917 10,120,860
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 74.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 88%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 25%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.53
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 174.8
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 22.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $144,200
Median Household Income: $51,914 $35,597
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 14.8%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 20/40/10


* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Michigan
State Capital: Lansing
Top 5 Cities: Detroit
Grand Rapids
Warren
Flint
Sterling Heights
Major Newspapers: Detroit Free Press
Detroit News
Holland Sentinel
Lansing State Journal
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Detroit Tigers
NFL: Detroit Lions
NBA: Detroit Pistons
NHL: Detroit Red Wings

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