Michigan Fast Facts for Today
- Michigan had the world's first concrete road built in 1901 at Detroit.
- Onion - Michigan onion production in 2011 was 99.7 million pounds. This yielded a total value of $12.4 million.
- Compared to all Americans, Michiganians are more likely to die from heart disease, diabetes, or homicide and less likely to die from cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, a motor-vehicle accident, HIV, or suicide.
- No point in Michigan is more than 85 miles from any one of the Great Lakes.