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Components of the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland Combined Statistical Area.

The Grand Rapids – Muskegon – Holland, Michigan combined statistical area is the 2nd largest CSA in the U.S. state of Michigan (behind Metro Detroit). As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 1,254,661 (though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 1,324,516).[1] The primary cultural and financial centers of the region are Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland.


Areas within the CSA

The statistical area is comprised of seven counties and includes three metropolitan areas and one micropolitan area.


Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Micropolitan Statistical Area (μSA)

Colleges and universities

The area also has campuses for Baker College, Ferris State University, Davenport University, Western Michigan University, and University of Phoenix, and downtown Grand Rapids will soon be home to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

Businesses headquartered in the region

Shopping, culture, and tourism

The Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland area is also noted for its proximity to the Lake Michigan shoreline and its beaches. As a result the area is a popular tourist destination during the summer months. Noted popular beach towns include Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, and Saugatuck.

Other popular tourist destinations include Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park located in the outskirts of Grand Rapids, Michigan's Adventure theme park in Muskegon, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the DeVos Place Convention Center both in downtown Grand Rapids, the Muskegon River and the reservoir of the Hardy Dam in Newaygo County.



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