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Population and Demography of Michigan

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern United States. Michigan is the 10th-largest state in the United States by population, and the 11th-largest by area. This makes Michigan the 18th most densely populated state in the US. As per the  United States Census Bureau, the population of Michigan in 2020 is 10,077,331 (10 million) 

Estimated population of Michigan in 2024: 10,037,261 or 10 million

Michigan Population (2010-2020)

Michigan has a population growth rate of 2% during 2010-2020. It has had a population increase of  193,691 since 2010. 

MichiganCensus 2020
Total Population10,077,331 (10 million) 
Median Age39.5 years
Population Rank10th
Total Land Area96,716 sq mi (250,493 km2)
Area Rank11th
Population Density174/sq mi (67.1/km2)

Source: US Census 2020

Michigan Historical Population

In the year 1910 population of Michigan was 2.8 million and in 2020 it reached 10 million, an increase of almost 7.2 million.

Let’s look at decade population & percentage change from the Year 1910 to 2020

YearPopulation% Change

Source: US Census  2020

Religion and Affiliations

Christianity is the majority religion in Michigan followed by 70% of the population. The largest Christian denomination in Michigan is Protestants (51%) followed by Roman Catholics (18%). Next comes the Unaffiliated population, 24% of the population doesn’t follow or adhere to any faith or religion.

Other non-Christian-based religions and faiths are followed by 5% of the population and include Hinduism (1%), Buddhism (1%), Jews (1%), Islam (1%), and other smaller faiths.

For more details read Religion in Michigan

Race and Ethnicity in Michigan 

In 2020, the White alone (non-Hispanic) population was the largest racial or ethnic group in Michigan, comprising 72.40% of the total population. It was followed by the African American population whose share was 13.48%. Hispanic or Latino was the third largest group at 5.60%.  Two or more races are at 4.36% & the Asians are at 3.30%.

Ancestry in Michigan 

As per Census Studies & estimates German, Irish, English, Polish & American have made the five largest ancestry groups in Michigan.  Michigan also has a fairly large population of people of Scandinavian, especially Finnish and Dutch residents, which is the highest concentration of any state.

For more Details read Race and Ethnicity in Michigan 

Cities and Counties in Michigan

The largest city in Michigan is Motor City, Detroit. Other large cities in Michigan include Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, and Ann Arbor. As of 2022, Michigan is divided into 83 counties. Wayne county is the most populous county in Michigan and  Keweenaw County is also the largest county by area.

for more details read Cities and Counties in Michigan

Michigan Population 2024 | Michigan Demographics