Metro Detroit

As Metro Detroit, the metropolitan region is referred to Detroit. It comprises the southeast of the U.S. state of Michigan and together with the lying on the eastern shore of the Detroit River Canadian city of Windsor and its surrounding the joint international and vicinity Detroit -Windsor.

Metro Detroit is after the Chicago metropolitan area is the second largest metropolitan area in the Great Lakes region.

Most important cities in the region adjacent to Detroit Dearborn, Livonia, Sterling Heights and Warren.

Racial segregation in Metro Detroit is most pronounced of all metropolitan areas in the United States.


The core of the metropolitan area form the Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County, the. This region is colloquially referred to as Detroit Tri - County Area.

According to the Office of Management and Budget is the actual metropolitan area from the three counties of the Detroit Tri County Area to which even the Lapeer, the Livingston and St. Clair County will be added. Together, these six counties, the region Detroit - Warren - Livonia, which is colloquially referred to as Metro Detroit.

The Census Bureau of the United States holds a total of nine counties together to form a Combined Statistical Area ( CSA). This consists of the six counties of the Detroit - Warren - Livonia area, to which then the Genesee, Monroe and Washtenaw County to be added. All nine counties form the Detroit area -Ann Arbor - Flint. The Lenawee County, which originally belonged to this region is no longer to be counted since 2000.



Metro Detroit consists of six counties (orange and yellow), the city of Detroit region from three counties (orange) and the Combined Statistical Area consists of nine counties (orange, yellow, beige):

Detroit Tri - County Area, MSA Detroit - Warren - Livonia (Metro Detroit ) and CSA Detroit -Ann Arbor - Flint

Municipalities in the region, Metro Detroit

Core city

  • Detroit

About 100,000 people

  • Sterling Heights
  • Warren

About 50,000 residents

  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Farmington Hills
  • Livonia
  • Novi
  • Pontiac
  • Rochester Hills
  • Royal Oak
  • Southfield
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Taylor
  • Troy

About 20,000 inhabitants

  • Roseville
  • Lincoln Park
  • Eastpointe
  • Port Huron
  • Oak Park
  • Madison Heights
  • Southgate
  • Garden City
  • Inkster
  • Allen Park
  • Wyandotte
  • Romulus
  • Ferndale
  • Hamtramck
  • Auburn Hills

Neighboring regions

Metro Detroit is bounded on the east by the Detroit River, which forms the border with the Canadian province of Ontario. There, the metropolitan area connects seamlessly to the town of Windsor to the Metro Detroit region. In 2006, the metropolitan area of ​​Windsor had 323 342 inhabitants.

Southwest of Metro Detroit is located on the western shore of Lake Erie, the metropolitan region around the location in the neighboring city of Toledo Ohio.

Metro Detroit radiates strongly to the surrounding countryside. This is relatively densely populated and so estimated 46 million people live within a radius of 300 miles (480 km) to Detroit. Metro Detroit is in the center of the Great Lakes Megapolis, also called " Chipitts ".