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Capital - Lansing

Nicknames. Wolverine State and Great Lake State.

Population ( 2010 census ) 9,883,640 -- rank, 8th state. Urban, 70.7%; rural, 29.3%. Persons per square mile, 163.8 (persons per square kilometer, 63.2) -- rank, 12th state.

Extent. Area, 58,527 square miles (151,584 square kilometers), including 1,573 square miles (4,074 square kilometers) of water surface (23rd state in size; 10th if Great Lakes and Lake St. Clair combined area of 38,575 square miles [99,909 square kilometers] is added).

Elevation. Highest, Mount Arvon, 1,980 feet (604 meters), Baraga County; lowest, Lake Erie, 572 feet (174 meters); average, 900 feet (274 meters).

Geographic Center. 5 miles (8 kilometers) northwest of Cadillac.

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