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Grand Rapids metropolitan area

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area is a triangular shaped Metro Triplex, in West Michigan, which fans out westward from the primary hub city of Grand Rapids, Michigan to the other two metro hubs of Muskegon and Holland. The metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1,059,113 as of 2017.[2] The region, noted in particular for its western edge abutting the Lake Michigan shoreline and its beaches, is a popular tourist and vacation destination during the summer. Noted popular metro area beach towns include Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, and Saugatuck.

Grand Rapids metropolitan area

Grand Rapids–Wyoming MSA
Grand Rapids–Muskegon–Holland CSA
Grand Rapids Riverfront
Grand Rapids Riverfront
Coordinates: 42°58′13″N 85°40′09″W / 42.9703°N 85.6691°W / 42.9703; -85.6691
Country United States
StateMichigan Michigan
Largest cityGrand Rapids
 • Total6,801 sq mi (17,610 km2)
 • Land2,669.5 sq mi (6,914 km2)
 • Water1,131.5 sq mi (2,931 km2)
(2017 est.)
 • Metro density396.7/sq mi (153.2/km2)
 • MSA
 • CSA
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

The metropolitan area is home to many attractions. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is located in the outskirts of Grand Rapids. Michigan's Adventure theme park is just north of Muskegon, and the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the DeVos Place Convention Center are both in downtown Grand Rapids. The Grand River flows through the metropolitan area and is noted for its fishing, kayaking, and canoeing.



The Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties in western Michigan, anchored by the cities of Grand Rapids and Wyoming. The MSA has a population of 988,938 at the 2010 census. It comprises four counties which include Barry, Kent, Montcalm, and Ottawa.[3]

The Grand Rapids – Muskegon – Holland Combined Statistical Area is the 2nd largest CSA in the U.S. state of Michigan (behind Metro Detroit). The CSA had a population of 1,379,237 at the 2010 census. The primary cultural and financial centers of the region are Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. It includes the four counties in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area plus one metropolitan area, adding Muskegon-Norton Shores in Muskegon County, and three micropolitan areas of Holland in Allegan County, Ionia in Ionia County and Big Rapids in Mecosta County for a total of eight counties. The Grand Rapids metropolitan area is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis containing an estimated 54 million people.


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2010 CensusEdit

As of the census of 2010, there were 774,160 people, 290,340 households, and 197,867 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.1% White, 8.1% African American, 0.5% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.8% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.4% of the population.

2000 CensusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 740,482 people, 272,130 households, and 188,192 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 85.71% White, 7.40% African American, 0.53% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.82% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.02% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $43,251, and the median income for a family was $49,715. Males had a median income of $37,853 versus $25,483 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,173.



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  1. ^ "National Core Based Statistical Areas Gazetteer File". U.S. Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 - United States -- Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico". American FactFidner. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Metropolitan, Micropolitan, and Combined Statistical Areas for Michigan". Retrieved 30 January 2014.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.