Southeast Michigan facts for kids
|Lower Peninsula of Michigan|
Southeast Michigan, also called Southeastern Michigan, is a region in the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan that is home to a majority of the state's businesses and industries as well as slightly over half of the state's population, most of whom are concentrated in Metro Detroit.
- Detroit, the state's largest city (and the nation's eighteenth largest) and the county seat of Wayne County.
- Mount Clemens, the county seat of Macomb County.
- Pontiac, the county seat of Oakland County.
Other important cities in within the core counties of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne:
- Romulus, home to Detroit Metro Airport
- Royal Oak
- Sterling Heights, the fourth largest city (by population) in Michigan.
- Warren, third largest city (by population) in Michigan, location of General Motors Technical Center, the United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), the Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the National Automotive Center (NAC).
- West Bloomfield Township
Some cities are considered within Southeast Michigan, while also being a part of another region or metropolitan area. The following cities tend to identify themselves separately from Southeast Michigan and are isolated from the core counties of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne.
- Ann Arbor, county seat of Washtenaw County and home of the University of Michigan's main campus.
- Adrian, county seat of Lenawee County and home of Adrian College, Siena Heights University.
- Hillsdale, county seat of Hillsdale County located between the southeast and southwest corners of the state.
- Howell, county seat of Livingston County located between Metro Detroit and the Greater Lansing areas.
- Jackson, county seat of Jackson County also considered to be a part of Greater Lansing.
- Port Huron, county seat of St. Clair County, also considered to be part of the Thumb.
- Monroe, county seat of Monroe County.
- Saline, a community in Washtenaw County.
See Also: Metro Detroit
With 4,488,335 people in 2010, Metro Detroit was the tenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, while Ann Arbor's metropolitan area ranked 141st with 341,847. Metropolitan areas of Southeast Michigan, and parts of the Thumb and Flint/Tri-Cities, are grouped together by the U.S. Census Bureau with Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA in a wider nine-county region designated the Detroit–Ann Arbor–Flint Combined Statistical Area (CSA) with a population of 5,428,000.
Combined Statistical Area
- Genesee County
- Lapeer County
- Livingston County*
- Macomb County*
- Monroe County*
- Oakland County*
- Saint Clair County*
- Washtenaw County*
- Wayne County*
Denotes member counties of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)*
- Lenawee County is part of Southeast Michigan, but was removed from Detroit's CSA in 2001.
Images for kids
The Renaissance Center, General Motors world headquarters.
Southeast Michigan Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.