Adrian, Michigan is a city located in Lenawee County. Adrian is home to the famous Croswell Opera House that has a variety of popular shows throughout the year. The city was founded and originally named Logan in 1826 by Adison Comstcock, his wife later renamed the city Hadrian after a Roman Emporer. In the early 1800's Adrian was known as the fence capital of the world when J. Wallace Page invented the first wire fence.
The population of Adrian is 21,354 people and has a population growth of 0.60 percent since the 2000 census. The median age is 32 years of age and the median household income in the township in $60,640. The median home cost in Adrian is $101,630. Adrians’s cost of living is 19.95% lower than the U.S. average.
The Adrian City School District is comprised of 11 schools that serve 3,789 students in grades KG through 12. The district spends $6,541 per student in current expenditures. The district spends 61% on instruction, and 10% on support services, 11% on administration and 18% on operations. The Adrian City School District has 1 full-time equivalent teacher for every 17.2 students with the Michigan state average being 21 students per full-time equivalent teacher