— MICHIGAN — Statehood: 1837 (26th) Capital: Lansing, since 1847; prior to that, Detroit Population: approximately 10 million (78 percent white, 14 percent black, 4 percent Hispanic, 4 percent other) Area: 58,110 square miles (largest state east of the Mississippi River) Number of counties: 83 Governor: Jennifer Granholm Members in the U.S. Congress: 17 State senators: 38 State representatives: 110…
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