Great Lakes census statistical areas

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Along the Great Lakes, there are 27 United States statistical areas - 10 Combined Statistical Areas, 7 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (independent of the Combined Statistical Areas), and 3 Micropolitan Statistical Areas (independent of the Combined Statistical Areas), as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.

An enlargeable map of the U.S. statistical areas along the Great Lakes.

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The following sortable table lists the 27 statistical areas of the United States located on the Great Lakes with the following information:

  1. The rank by population as of 2007-07-01, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau
  2. The census statistical area name as defined by the United States Census Bureau
  3. The census statistical area population as of 2007-07-01, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau
  4. Lakes within census statistical area


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on the Great Lakes
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Lake(s)
1 16 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,745,165 Lake Michigan
2 15 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,405,918 Lake Erie and Lake Huron
3 21 Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 2,896,968 Lake Erie
4 13 Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,739,497 Lake Michigan
5 14 Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 1,323,095 Lake Michigan
6 24 Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY CSA 1,208,270 Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
7 25 Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,122,845 Lake Ontario
8 26 Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 725,359 Lake Ontario
9 19 Toledo-Fremont, OH CSA 711,952 Lake Erie
10 17 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA 323,264 Lake Michigan
11 12 Saginaw-Bay City-Saginaw Township North, MI CSA 309,785 Lake Huron
12 9 Green Bay, WI MSA 301,131 Lake Michigan
13 22 Erie, PA MSA 279,092 Lake Erie
14 1 Duluth, MN-WI MSA 274,308 Lake Superior
15 18 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA 159,589 Lake Michigan
16 7 Traverse City, MI μSA 142,075 Lake Michigan
17 23 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY μSA 133,945 Lake Erie
18 27 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY μSA 117,201 Lake Ontario
19 11 Sheboygan, WI MSA 114,504 Lake Michigan
20 10 Manitowoc, WI μSA 80,928 Lake Michigan
21 20 Sandusky, OH MSA 77,323 Lake Erie
22 6 Marinette, WI-MI μSA 66,820 Lake Michigan
23 3 Marquette, MI μSA 65,216 Lake Superior
24 4 Sault Ste. Marie, MI μSA 38,922 Lake Huron and Lake Superior
25 5 Escanaba, MI μSA 37,367 Lake Michigan
26 2 Houghton, MI μSA 37,352 Lake Superior
27 8 Alpena, MI μSA 29,707 Lake Huron

The following four sortable tables list the 27 census statistical areas of the United States located on the Great Lakes, by lake, with the following information:

  1. The rank by population as of 2007-07-01, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau
  2. The census statistical area name as defined by the United States Census Bureau
  3. The census statistical area population as of 2007-07-01, as estimated by the United States Census Bureau
  4. Comment


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on Lake Erie
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Comment
1 15 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,405,918 Also located on Lake Huron.
2 12 Cleveland-Akron-Elyria, OH CSA 2,896,968
3 24 Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY CSA 1,208,270 Also located on Lake Ontario.
4 19 Toledo-Fremont, OH CSA 711,952
5 22 Erie, PA MSA 279,092
6 23 Jamestown-Dunkirk-Fredonia, NY μSA 133,945
7 20 Sandusky, OH MSA 77,323


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on Lake Huron
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Comment
1 15 Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,405,918 Also located on Lake Erie
2 12 Saginaw-Bay City-Saginaw Township North, MI CSA 309,785
3 4 Sault Ste. Marie, MI μSA 38,922 Also located on Lake Superior
4 8 Alpena, MI μSA 29,707


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on Lake Michigan
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Comment
1 16 Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,745,165
2 13 Milwaukee-Racine-Waukesha, WI CSA 1,739,497
3 14 Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, MI CSA 1,323,095
4 17 Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSA 323,264
5 9 Green Bay, WI MSA 301,131
6 18 Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSA 159,589
7 7 Traverse City, MI μSA 142,075
8 11 Sheboygan, WI MSA 114,504
9 10 Manitowoc, WI μSA 80,928
10 6 Marinette, WI-MI μSA 66,820
11 5 Escanaba, MI μSA 37,367


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on Lake Ontario
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Comment
1 24 Buffalo-Niagara-Cattaraugus, NY CSA 1,208,270 Also located on Lake Erie
2 25 Rochester-Batavia-Seneca Falls, NY CSA 1,122,845
3 26 Syracuse-Auburn, NY CSA 725,359
4 27 Watertown-Fort Drum, NY μSA 117,201


Combined Statistical Areas, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and Micropolitan Statistical Areas located on Lake Superior
Rank Map Reference Number Census Statistical Area 2007 Population Comment
1 1 Duluth, MN-WI MSA 274,308
2 3 Marquette, MI μSA 65,216
3 4 Sault Ste. Marie, MI μSA 38,922 Also located on Lake Michigan
4 2 Houghton, MI μSA 37,352

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