The State of Michigan
|The State of Michigan's Flag||
|The State of Michigan's Seal||
|The Wolverine State|
|The Great Lakes State|
|The Automotives State|
|Water Wonderland (former)||
|- Ranked 11th|
|- Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 kmē)|
|- Width 239 miles (385 km)|
|- Length 491 miles (790 km)|
|- % water 41.5|
|- Latitude 41°41'N to 47°30'N|
|- Longitude 82°26'W to 90°31'W||
|- Total (2000) 9,938,444|
|- Density 179/sq mi 67.55/kmē (15th)|
|- Median income $44,627 (21st)|
|- Highest point Mount Arvon 1,979 ft (603 m)|
|- Mean 902 ft (275 m)|
|- Lowest point Lake Erie 571 ft (174 m)||
|From United States Census|
|Admission to Union|
|January 26, 1837 (26th)|
|Jennifer Granholm (D)|
|Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D)|
- State nicknames: Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, Mitten State, Water Winter Wonderland
- State motto: Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (Latin: If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you). This is a paraphrase of a statement made by British architect Sir Christopher Wren about his influence on London.
- State song: My Michigan (official since 1937, but disputed amongst Michiganders, see Michigan's State Songs)
- State bird: American Robin (since 1931)
- State animal: Wolverine (traditional, though not codified)
- State game animal: White-tailed Deer (since 1997)
- State fish: Brook Trout (since 1965)
- State reptile: Painted Turtle (since 1995)
- State fossil: Mastodon (since 2000)
- State flower: Apple Blossom (adopted in 1897, official in 1997)
- State wildflower: Dwarf Lake Iris (since 1998). Known as Iris lacustris, it is a federally listed threatened species.
- State tree: White Pine (since 1955)
- State stone: Petoskey stone (since 1965). It is composed of fossilized coral (Hexagonaria pericarnata) from long ago when the middle of the continent was covered with a shallow sea.
- State gem: Isle Royale greenstone (since 1973). Also called chlorastrolite (literally "green star stone"), the mineral is found on Isle Royale and the Keweenaw peninsula.
- State soil: Kalkaska Sand (since 1990), ranges in color from black to yellowish brown, covers nearly a million acres (4,000 kmē) in 29 counties.