Detroit’s Population Plunges To 713,777 – Down 25% Since 2000 Census

Sad story about the decline of a once great city…

Statistics from the 2010 census reports Detroit’s population suffered another big decline over the past decade.

The U.S. Census Bureau sent new data on Michigan’s population to state officials, who released it just before 2 p.m.

The latest data puts the once-mighty Motor City’s population at 713,777. That’s a 25 percent drop from 951,270 in 2000.

Detroit’s population peaked at 1.8 million in 1950, when it ranked fifth nationally. But an exodus of many residents to the suburbs and the auto industry’s steady decline has taken their toll.

via Detroit’s Population Plunges To 713,777 – Detroit Local News Story –WDIV Detroit.

Here’s a view from a more optimistic time- The 1960’s and Disney’s “The Happiest Millionaire” :

Sad how it all turned it…mainly due to bad management!

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