Detroit population http://michiganradio.org en Yes, Detroit is still shrinking, but much more slowly http://michiganradio.org/post/yes-detroit-still-shrinking-much-more-slowly <p>Let's start with the good news from today's census numbers.</p><div><p></p><p>Michigan is growing overall, up to about 9.9 million people.</p><p></p><p>That's two straight years of growth for the state, a welcome uptick after seven years of declining population.</p><p></p><p>And some of that growth is in areas you might expect: Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and their suburbs.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit itself, however, is still shrinking. It's down 10,000 people from the previous year, with just under 689,000 people now.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:38:14 +0000 Kate Wells 17727 at http://michiganradio.org Yes, Detroit is still shrinking, but much more slowly Bills would address Detroit's dwindling population http://michiganradio.org/post/bills-would-address-detroits-dwindling-population <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The city of Detroit could continue charging a higher income tax rate than other Michigan cities under terms of legislation pending in the state House.</p><p>The bills that could come up for votes Wednesday also would affect utility user tax rates in Michigan&#39;s largest city.</p><p>Detroit likely needs changes in state law to keep some of its current tax rates because it is losing population. Census statistics show that the Motor City&#39;s population fell from 951,270 in 2000 to 713,777 last year.</p><p>Current state law allows higher personal income tax rates in cities with at least 750,000 people, affecting only Detroit. The law would have to change now that Detroit&#39;s population has dipped<br />below that 750,000 mark.</p><p>Detroit now charges an income tax rate of 2.5 percent for residents. Tue, 31 May 2011 21:04:43 +0000 The Associated Press 2696 at http://michiganradio.org Bills would address Detroit's dwindling population Bing plans to challenge Detroit census numbers http://michiganradio.org/post/bing-plans-challenge-detroit-census-numbers <pre> Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he <a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110322/METRO/103220399/Bing-wants-recount-as-Detroit%E2%80%99s-population-dips-to-713-777">wants a recount</a> of Detroit&rsquo;s 2010 census numbers. That data shows the city with its smallest population since 1910. </pre> <pre> Bing says he thinks census numbers that fix Detroit&rsquo;s population at just under 714,000 are wrong. </pre> <pre> &nbsp;Bing says a recount could turn up as many as 40,000 more residents. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 23:52:44 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1751 at http://michiganradio.org Bing plans to challenge Detroit census numbers