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**Population and Demographics**:
– The Detroit Urban Area is the 12th most populous in the U.S.
– The Detroit Tri-County Area includes Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.
– The Detroit–Warren–Dearborn MSA consists of six counties with a population of 4,296,250 in the 2010 census.
– Demographic breakdown: 63.7% Non-Hispanic white and 21.8% Black or African American.
– Estimated population growth to 4.3 million in 2022.
– Wayne County had 1,774,816 residents in 2021, Oakland County 1,270,017, and Macomb County 876,792 residents.

**Economy and Industry**:
– Detroit is a major center of commerce and global trade.
– Detroit MSA had a Gross Metropolitan Product (GMP) of $252.7 billion in 2017.
– Significant presence of automobile companies and health care economy.
– Casino gaming and engineering job opportunities are key economic drivers.
– Metro Detroit is home to 247,000 businesses and 14 Fortune 500 companies.
– High-tech employment in Michigan ranks fourth nationally with 568,000 workers.

**Education and Research**:
– Leading research institutions like the University of Michigan and Wayne State University.
– Metro Detroit excels in information technology, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.
– Michigan ranks high in Research & Development (R&D) expenditures.
– Hub for talent and innovation in engineering and high-tech fields.
– A leader in education and research with a focus on technology and biotech.

**Transportation and Infrastructure**:
– Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the largest airport in the area.
– Advanced network of major roads and freeways, including Interstate highways.
– Various airports and transit systems like the Detroit People Mover and Woodward Avenue Streetcar.
– Proposed SEMCOG Commuter Rail and plans for bus rapid transit along Woodward Avenue.
– Metro Detroit is served by nine telephone area codes.

**Tourism and Entertainment**:
– Tourism accounts for nine percent of the region’s jobs.
– Annual visitors of 15.9 million spending $4.8 billion.
– Attractions include casino resort hotels, the Woodward Dream Cruise, and the North American International Auto Show.
– Notable landmarks like the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and the Henry Ford museum complex.
– Hosts major sporting events and universities with various sports teams.

Metro Detroit (Wikipedia)

Metro Detroit is a major metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Michigan, consisting of the city of Detroit and over 200 municipalities in the surrounding area with its largest employer being Oakland County. There are varied definitions of the area, including the official statistical areas designated by the Office of Management and Budget, a federal agency of the United States.

Metro Detroit
Detroit–Warren–Dearborn MSA
Detroit–Warren–Ann Arbor CSA
Downtown Detroit seen from Windsor, Ontario in November 2021
Downtown Detroit seen from Windsor, Ontario in November 2021
CountryUnited States
Principal cityDetroit
 • Urban
1,284.8 sq mi (3,328 km2)
 • MSA3,888.4 sq mi (10,071 km2)
 • CSA6,701 sq mi (17,360 km2)
569–1,280 ft (173–390 m)
 • Urban
3,776,890 (12th)
 • Urban density2,939.6/sq mi (1,135.0/km2)
 • MSA
4,392,041 (13th)
 • CSA
5,325,219 (12th)
 • MSA$305.412 billion (2022)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)248, 313, 586, 734, 810, 947

Metro Detroit is known for its automotive heritage, arts, entertainment, popular music, food, cultural diversity, and sports. The area includes a variety of natural landscapes, parks, and beaches, with a recreational coastline linking the Great Lakes. Metro Detroit also has one of the largest metropolitan economies in the U.S. with 17 Fortune 500 companies.

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