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Ypsilanti is a city in Washtenaw County, in the Ann Arbor metro area.
The community was named after Demetrios Ypsilanti, Greek patriot
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ypsilanti. For links to other places called Ypsilanti, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ypsilanti is 42.241N. The longitude is -83.613W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,492.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ypsilanti demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washtenaw County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Ann Arbor area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48198 ZIP code.
15% of Ypsilanti residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ypsilanti ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ypsilanti was $16,692, compared with $21,587 nationally.
35% of Ypsilanti residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ypsilanti, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,011.
Libraries in Ypsilanti include Peters Branch Library, Ypsilanti District Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ypsilanti include Ypsilanti Courier
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEMU.
Washtenaw County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ypsilanti political report.
The average commute time for Ypsilanti workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ypsilanti between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Ypsilanti include Marriott.
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