After years of declining population, industrial Michigan finally seems to be on track toward growth again, the state’s demographer says.
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.
You could call it the “graying” of Michigan. As WWJ’s Rob Sanford reports, the average age of state residents is going up.
The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments reports that over 63,000 people moved into the tri-county area in 2009,
The State Senate has voted to lower the population threshold in Detroit so the city can continue collecting higher income and utility taxes.
Legislation crucial to keeping Detroit financially afloat have passed the Michigan House.