Tags: Census | Michigan

Census: Detroit's Population Plummets 25 Percent

Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 04:04 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — New census data shows that Detroit's population dropped 25 percent in the last decade, with the city losing more than 237,000 people.

A significant drop was expected, but U.S. Census Bureau statistics released Tuesday caught some experts off-guard.

The data shows Detroit's population fell from 951,270 in 2000, to 713,777 in 2010. State demographer Ken Darga says that's "considerably lower" than the Census Bureau estimate released last year.

The data reflects the exodus of city residents to the suburbs and the auto industry's steady decline. The Motor City's population peaked at 1.8 million in 1950, when it ranked fifth nationally.

Gov. Rick Snyder says the numbers "clearly show how crucial it is to reinvent Michigan" and that the state can no longer "cling to the old ways of doing business."

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

New York Climate March Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:33 PM

An international day of action on climate change brought hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets of New York Ci . . .

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing at LAX

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:22 PM

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, Calif., had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles after its wing flap . . .

Warrant Issued for Man Seen With Missing Virginia College Student

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 16:08 PM

An arrest warrant has been issued for the 32-year-old man police have identified as a person of interest in the disappea . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved