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Washtenaw County,

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48197, 48198

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Ypsilanti is approximately 22,362 (2000), 19435 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 8,550 (2000), 8026 (2010).

The amount of land area in Ypsilanti is 11.288 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ypsilanti is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.281 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ypsilanti to Washington DC is 429 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ypsilanti is positioned 42.24 degrees north of the equator and 83.62 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ypsilanti elevation is 700 feet above sea level.
Ypsilanti median income is $28,610 (2000).

The Ypsilanti median home price is $117,500 (2000).

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Location

Ypsilanti location: in southeastern MichiganMichigan about eight miles from Ann Arbor and about 37 miles from Detroit. Other nearby communities include Belleville Barton Hills, Canton, Milan, Saline, Plymouth Township and Plymouth.

Here is a map and directions page for Ypsilanti. Here is map page from the city.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Ypsilanti is seasonal. January is the coldest month with an average high of 20 and an average low of 3. July is the warmest month with an average high of 85 and an average low of 63.
Ypsilanti average annual precipitation is 30.67 inches per year.
Ypsilanti average annual snowfall is 29.5 inches per year.
Ypsilanti average temperature is 48.5 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Ypsilanti history:

Ypsilanti, Michigan is named for the great Greek patriot, General Demetrius Ypsilanti, a hero in the Greek war for independence. It is pronounced: ip-suh-lan' tee

The city is located on the old Sauk Indian trail which crossed the Huron River. The area was also used as a camping and burial ground for several tribes. In the early 1800's, French explorers came and built the first structures here. Gabriel Godfrey was the trading post owner. Benjamin Woodruff came in 1823 and began a small settlement about a mile south. He named it Woodruff's Grove for himself.

Father Gabriel Richard, a US Congressman for the area, helped to bring about the federal highway known as the Chicago Road. The road was to cross the Huron River near Woodruff's Grove. A plat was drawn for a new settlement at this crossing. This settlement would become Ypsilanti.

The Chicago road was finally opened in 1835 and a number of new towns opened up along its route. The railroad was only three years behind the road. The first train depot was built in 1838 with a larger, masonry depot erected twenty years later. The area which grew up around the depot became known as the Depot Town district. Many of these structures are still standing today.

Ypsilanti prospered because of the river, the railroad and the road. As time went on into the 20th century, manufacturing and mills yielded to the new auto industry which became a major part of the Ypsilanti economy. Many elegant mansions were built here overlooking the Huron River. Ford Motor Company built a plant in Willow Run in 1941. It was converted over to wartime production during WWII. The B-24 bombers were built here during the war - one every 55 minutes!

For a good history go to the history page from the city of Ypsilanti. Here is another history page for the area
The incorporation date of Ypsilanti: 1832 as a village and 1858 as a city

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Attractions

Ypsilanti attractions:

In 1997, Ypsilanti adopted a sister city, Naphalia, Greece.

Naphalia is the final resting place of General Demetrius Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti is the home of Eastern Michigan University.

Learn more about Ypsilanti at this website created by Ardis Elementary School students.

Depot Town
Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI
Phone: 734-483-4444
A historic business district in Ypsilanti with antique shops and an antique car dealer. The Ypsilanti Farmer's Market is on Wednesday and Saturday.

Michigan Antique Fire Equipment Museum
110 W. Cross St.
Ypsilanti, MI
Phone: 734-547-0663

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