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Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Racial/Ethnic Population Statistics

Credit: Eyes on Michigan

After moving to Ann Arbor, one of the first aspects of the city that seemed a little odd was the homogenous racial/ethnic demographics. After getting a haircut in Ypsilanti, a neighboring city approximately 15-20 minutes away from Ann Arbor, I discovered it was vastly different. My experience inspired this short post, which includes very raw population statistics of the two cities to suggest a stark contrast.

Ann Arbor (2017):

Total population: 121,477 (Note: There are no Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders here)

  • White/Caucasian (72%)
  • Black/African-American (7.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native (0.4%)
  • Asian (15.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latinx (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)

Ypislanti (2017):

Total population: 55,312

  • White/Caucasian (56.6%)
  • Black/African-American (32.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native (0.3%)
  • Asian (3.0%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latinx (6.7%)
  • Two or more races (6.8%)

These populations are significantly different. I conducted a chi-square test (excluding American Indian and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander race/ethnicities) with an alpha level of 0.05, and the results support my prediction (p=<0.0001). Interesting, right?

Source: United States Census Bureau