The Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area is a three-county metropolitan area located in Central Michigan defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and encompassing the counties of Eaton, Clinton, and Ingham. The region is colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", and less often as "Greater Lansing". As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 447,728, with a July 1, 2007 Census Bureau estimate placing the population at 456,440. It ranks as Michigan's third largest metropolitan area behind metropolitan Detroit, and Grand Rapids.
The Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso Combined Statistical Area includes the Lansing-East Lansing MSA, plus the Owosso μSA, which includes Shiawassee County. As of the 2000 census, the CSA had a population of 519,415, with a July 1, 2007 Census Bureau estimate placing the population at 528,193.
Lansing-East Lasing MSA
As of the census of 2000, there were 447,728 people, 172,413 households, and 109,994 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 84.40% White, 8.09% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.63% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population. The region's foreign-born population sat at 4.6%, and was estimated to be 5.9% as of 2005.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,441, and the median income for a family was $55,698. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,653.