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Planning on making Michigan your new home?


You’ve made a great choice! The Wolverine State offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor living, a slower pace of life, and an affordable lifestyle. While the state was hit hard by the economic crisis of 2008, it’s bouncing back -- and that makes it a great time to make Michigan your home.

Michigan winters are long and brutal, it’s true. But if you can acclimate to the cold -- or manage to not have to go out in it! -- the summer and fall will make you forget those snowy months. Plus, you’re never far from a body of water, and you can always pop over into Canada for the day!

Demographics

Median Age: 39.8 years
Median Household Income: $54,909
Diversity (approximate): White, 79%; African American, 14.2%; Asian, 2.4%; Native American, 0.6%

Weather

Annual High Temperature: 57.3F
Average Low Temperature: 39.1F
Average Temperature: 48.2F
Average precipitation -- rainfall: 31.73 in
Days with precipitation: 131

Housing

Median property value: $173,481
Homeowners: 73%
Renters: 27%
Top cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Lansing

Jobs and Commutes

Major industries: Manufacturing, education, information technology, healthcare
Top Employers: University of Michigan Health System, Grand Valley State University, Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford Health System
Average commute: 25 minutes
Main roadways: I-75, I-69, I-94, 1-96
Public transportation: Trains, busses, and light rail in cities

Things to Do

Go fishing
Take in a hockey game
Take in a college football game
Check out a lighthouse or two
View the Northern Lights
Go snowmobiling
Enjoy the great local beer

Michigan Moving Resources

Michigan Public Utilities
ichigan Public Schools
Xfinity (cable TV)
Direct TV
Michigan Drivers License Information
Michigan Voter Registration

Handy Links

Pure Michigan
15 Things to Know before Moving to Michigan
15 Best Places to Live in Michigan
Wikipedia
50 Essential Moving Hacks
How to Move with Pets
How to Move with Kids

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