There are 83 counties in Michigan. The names of Michigan's 83 counties reflect the state's Native American, French, British and early American heritage.
Click on a county name (or on the county in the image) below to find
cities, travel information and businesses in that county.
The cost of living in Michigan is slightly lower than the national
average. This may be due to a slightly lower tax structure adopted by the
Michigan state. In the education front, the students perform more than the
national average in the SAT tests, there are more number of teachers per
student and more colleges. (compared to national average figures)
Michigan provides lots of jobs in the vehicle industry and wood-product, tourism, and recreation industries. With 10,083 inland lakes and 3,288 mi of Great Lakes shoreline, Michigan is a prime area for both commercial and sport fishing.
Bordering on four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan is divided into Upper and Lower peninsulas by the Straits of Mackinac, which link lakes Michigan and Huron. The two parts of the state are connected by the Mackinac Bridge, one of the world's longest suspension bridges.