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Old 03-23-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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No problem. Maybe your computer is a little different. St. Clair county is right above Macomb county and right next to Lapeer county. Take I-94 north far enough past Macomb county and you will run right into it. Port Huron is in St. Clair county and is at the southern tip of Lake Huron.

Metro Detroit is a really big place and it seems like different websites have different definitions of it. I can't find a complete list of every single city.
The U.S. Census Bureau considers St. Clair and Lapeer counties as part of the Detroit Metro area. And from everything I've seen, I agree. Most of the people that live there commute into Macomb and Oakland Counties. Any list of Detroit suburbs should include communities in both counties.

The wider CSA includes Genesee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties which again, makes plenty of sense. While there wasn't much overlap 30 years ago, those days are long gone.
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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INcluding parts of Monroe, Washtenaw, and even St Clair counties makes some sense. Including all of them does not to me.

South Rockport - definitely part of Detroit Metro. One inch over the Ohio border? Defintely not inn my mind.

The edge of St. Clair county makes sense. Including Port Huron as part of Detroit Metro does not to me.
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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The U.S. Census Bureau considers St. Clair and Lapeer counties as part of the Detroit Metro area. And from everything I've seen, I agree. Most of the people that live there commute into Macomb and Oakland Counties. Any list of Detroit suburbs should include communities in both counties.

The wider CSA includes Genesee, Monroe and Washtenaw counties which again, makes plenty of sense. While there wasn't much overlap 30 years ago, those days are long gone.
That CSA and Windsor Canada is my opinion of the Detroit area.

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INcluding parts of Monroe, Washtenaw, and even St Clair counties makes some sense. Including all of them does not to me.

South Rockport - definitely part of Detroit Metro. One inch over the Ohio border? Defintely not inn my mind.

The edge of St. Clair county makes sense. Including Port Huron as part of Detroit Metro does not to me.
I agree. But when they are doing these type of census they include entire counties not cities. So Port Huron just HAPPENED to be in the same county as the outer suburbs of Detroit. The same would of happened for Toledo if it had of been any closer to Detroit.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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INcluding parts of Monroe, Washtenaw, and even St Clair counties makes some sense. Including all of them does not to me.

South Rockport - definitely part of Detroit Metro. One inch over the Ohio border? Defintely not inn my mind.

The edge of St. Clair county makes sense. Including Port Huron as part of Detroit Metro does not to me.
I think you'd be surprised by how many Port Huron area residents work in Macomb County. That's why its in the MSA, not necessarily because of any connection to Detroit. Growing up in Macomb and St. Clair, there were plenty of people who lived along the I-94/M-29 corridor and commuted into Sterling Heights, Mt. Clemens and Warren for work. St. Clair is much more tied to Macomb than it is to Detroit.

If you're looking for continuous urban development, then you're correct that they shouldn't be on there. While PH and Detroit share a media market, chain stores, etc., there's very little that they share in common. Its just that commuting patterns say otherwise as they drive into Macomb, which obviously is part of Detroit metro. There's a new SMART bus line that will run during rush hour that will start in Port Huron, run down 29, stop in Algonac, St. Clair, etc and end at 23 Mile to connect to other SMART routes. Another route will be express down 94 from Port Huron to New Baltimore.

The biggest difference between a Monroe and St. Clair is that Monroe is directly adjacent to another metro area, so you split the county. Port Huron and St. Clair Co. are kind of out there by themselves and unless you're an eastsider, you tend to forget about them since the county isn't overrun with sprawl. You also have the Flint area nearby and The thumb is kind of its own region as a whole too.

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Old 02-20-2016, 01:07 AM
 
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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I miss Coldjensens.
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Old 02-20-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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INcluding parts of Monroe, Washtenaw, and even St Clair counties makes some sense. Including all of them does not to me.

South Rockport - definitely part of Detroit Metro. One inch over the Ohio border? Defintely not inn my mind.

The edge of St. Clair county makes sense. Including Port Huron as part of Detroit Metro does not to me.
Well, everywhere has overlap on the fringes. Plymouth contains a branch of the Bank of Ann Arbor, the only branch outside of Washtenaw County, for example. I know that I have worked with plenty of people in Metro Detroit who are commuting in from all sorts of places... Flint, Port Huron, even Toledo.
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