|Abandoned SW Detroit home|
From the Detroit News:
For the first time since before the Civil War, Detroit is not among the nation's 20 most populous cities.From my post at Da Tech Guy:
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.
I walked its streets--the tragedy of Detroit.