According to the Lansing State Journal, for the first time, the Lansing region is home to more than a half million people.

That's because the United States Office of Management and Budget is adding Shiawassee County to the metropolitan statistical area once made up of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.

The addition of Shiawassee County will raise the regional population from 477,656 to 546,102.

Shiawassee was moved into the Lansing area's MSA because of the growing number of people who live in the county but commute to Lansing and East Lansing for work.

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