Just how many major cities does Michigan have?

What Does it Take to Be Considered a 'Major City'?

To answer that question, we must first know the answer to the question, what does it take to qualify as a 'major city'?

Almost anything can qualify as a city in the state of Michigan. According to Census.gov, Michigan defines a city as having

Minimum population requirement of 750, except home-rule cities, which require a minimum population of 2,000 and a population density ≥ 500 people per square mile.

But a city has to have a much larger population than just 2,000 people to be considered 'major'. To qualify as a major city in Michigan it has to have a minimum population of 90,000.

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The latest census data from citypopulation.de and michigan-demographics.com tells us exactly how many cities in the Mitten State qualify as major.

How Many Major Cities Does Michigan Have?

All in all, Michigan has a grand total of 11 major cities. Check out what they are, what their population is, and which city falls where within that list of 11.

#11 - Macomb

Macomb has a total population of 91,418 people.

#10 - Livonia

Livonia has a total population of 94,928 people.

#9 - Canton Charter Township

Canton Charter Township has a total population of 98,251 people.

#8 - Clinton Charter Township

Clinton Charter Township has a total population of 100,107 people.

#7 - Dearborn

Dearborn has a total population of 108,414 people.

#6 - Lansing

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Lansing has a total population of 112,986 people.

#5 - Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor has a total population of 122,216 people.

#4 Sterling Heights

Sterling Heights has a total population of 133,744 people.

#3 - Warren City

Warren has a total population of 138,588 people.

#2 - Grand Rapids

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Grand Rapids has a total population of 198,096 people.

#1 - Detroit

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Detroit has a total population of 636,787 people.

Seven Michigan Towns on 'America's Safest Cities' List

There are a lot of advantages to living in a small town. Ofthen, they're close-knit communitites where everyone seems to know just about everyone and they often boast of low crime rates.

Seven Michigan Townships made the list of 'America's Top 100 Safest Cities' and we're proud to say that two of them are right here in the immediate area.

The information was compiled by SafeWise, using the latest FBI crime data on violent crimes and property crimes.

While you're at it, check out the 25 safest places to live in Michigan.

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