Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the county seat of Kent County. It is located on the Grand River about 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the cultural and economic center of West Michigan. It is home to five of the nation's leading health care systems, including Spectrum Health and Mercy Health Saint Mary's.The city and its surrounding communities are economically diverse, with a strong focus on health care, information technology, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing. The city is home to Grand Valley State University, ranked one of the nation's 100 Best College Buys and 35 Best Midwest Public Universities, as well as Kendall College of Art and Design and Ferris State University.Grand Rapids is a regional center for shopping. The city is home to the RiverTown Crossings shopping mall, the second-largest mall in the state. Downtown Grand Rapids is home to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Children's Museum, the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, and the Grand Rapids Public Museum. The city is also home to the Van Andel Arena, the Michigan State Theatre, and the DeVos Performance Hall.Grand Rapids is served by Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which is located about 13 miles southeast of the city center. The airport is served by major airlines, including American, Delta, Southwest, and United.Downtown Grand Rapids is easy to navigate on foot, and there are a number of parking options available. The city's public transportation system, The Rapid, also provides service to downtown.