Thursday, May 19, 2016

For first time since 1850 Detroit not among top 20 American cities

Abandoned SW Detroit home
What was that I heard about the comeback of Detroit?

From the Detroit News:
For the first time since before the Civil War, Detroit is not among the nation's 20 most populous cities.

Detroit's population was 677,116 as of last summer, a loss of 3,107 residents from the previous year, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That's the smallest decline in decades, but it was enough to drop the city to 21st in the nation, surpassed by Seattle, Denver and El Paso, Texas.

The last time Detroit wasn't a Top 20 city by population was the 1850 census, when it ranked 30th, according to the bureau. In 1940, it was the fourth largest city behind New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
From my post at Da Tech Guy:

I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit.

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