Washtenaw County is located in southeastern Michigan approximately 30 miles west of Detroit and serves about 347,000 residents. Covering an area of 720 square miles. Ann Arbor is the County Seat, home to the top-ranked University of Michigan and the sixth largest city in Michigan. The county employs nearly 1,300 workers in 22 departments.
Washtenaw County is also a leader in using advanced information technology. The Center for Digital Government ranked the County ninth in its 2010 Digital County survey for the 250,000-499,999 population category.