South Bend – Mishawaka metropolitan area

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The South Bend–Mishawaka Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties – one in northern Indiana and one in southwest Michigan, anchored by the cities of South Bend and Mishawaka in Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 316,663 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 317,538).[1]



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Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 288,357
1980 291,116 1.0%
1990 296,529 1.9%
2000 316,663 6.8%
2010 319,224 0.8%
Est. 2015 320,068 [2] 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[3][4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 316,663 people, 120,419 households, and 81,096 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.46% White, 10.59% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $40,842, and the median income for a family was $48,277. Males had a median income of $36,311 versus $24,918 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $19,615.

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The South Bend–Elkhart–Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area is made up of four counties – three in northern Indiana and one in southwest Michigan. The statistical area includes two metropolitan areas and one micropolitan area. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 544,582 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 564,493).[6]

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