Birthplace of

Industrialist Henry Ford (1863–1947), filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (b 1939), musician Stevie Wonder (b 1950), singer Madonna (b 1958), Google co-founder Larry Page (b 1973)

Capital

Lansing

Driving Distances

Detroit to Traverse City 255 miles, Detroit to Cleveland 170 miles

Famous for

Cars, cornflakes, tart cherries, Motown music

Home of

Auto assembly plants, freshwater beaches

Major City

Detroit

Nicknames

Great Lakes State, Wolverine State

Politics

Leans Democratic

Sales Tax

6%