The U.S. Census Bureau said last month that it would test the change by holding focus groups if it got enough positive feedback from the public.
The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census.
“We’ve got more jobs but they aren’t necessarily as well-paid as they were before…”
The U.S. Census Bureau says the population of Michigan continues to get older as a whole at a faster rate than some other states.
Despite pockets of growth in areas such as downtown and Midtown, Detroit is still losing residents by the thousands.
The U.S. Census says Michigan’s population rose in the past year, but at a rate below the nation’s.
Detroit’s population loss slowed significantly last year, but the city still lost another 12,000 residents, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new report, 7.2 Square Miles, documents the changing face of the city’s greater downtown area.
Michigan’s estimated population grew a fraction of a percentage point in 2012, the first increase in the measure for the state since 2004, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Nearly six in 10 Detroit children were living below the poverty line as of 2011, and Michigan’s overall poverty rate was rising as its average income was falling, according to figures the U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday.