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Thu June 28, 2012
Michigan cities continue to lose population
Michigan cities continue to see their populations shrink.Where’s everyone going? Texas, it seems.
The U.S. Census is out with new numbers today that show population shifts in the nation’s 715 largest cities. And the data is not good for Michigan.
Seven Michigan cities ranked at the bottom of the list of the nation’s cities with more than 50,000 residents.
According to the report, Dearborn, Detroit, Livonia, Westland and Taylor all saw their populations drop 1 percent from 2010 to 2011.
Flint, Battle Creek and Saginaw also posted sharp population declines.
These latest population losses come after Michigan posted a slight population decline between the 2000 and 2010 censuses.
Meanwhile, Texas had eight of the top 15 fastest-growing cities during the past year, according to the U.S. Census.