Michigan Could Lose Congressional Seat

Researchers says Southeast Michigan should brace itself for a loss when the U.S. Census Bureau releases results of state population growth and decline this week.

WWJ’s Florence Walton spoke with Data Driven Detroit Director Kurt Metzger who said he expects Michigan will have to lose another Congressional seat once the Census Bureau releases state population numbers on Tuesday.

“Depending on how much population is lost in Detroit and the near suburbs — obviously the 13th and 14th districts, the two Detroit districts — will have to grow again and include more suburban population,” Metzger said.

“The question will be what they’re gonna do with, probably, Sander Levin, Gary Peters and the Detroit seat. That’s where a lot of the movement will probably occur,” he said.

Metzger is expecting Michigan’s population count to come in under 10 Million.  Michigan has been losing population since 2005.

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