It’s no secret that Detroit is much smaller than it used to be.
The city’s population peaked at a little under two million people in the 1950s. It’s declined steeply since then, to about 700,000.
People are still leaving the city. But the rate is slowing, as some people discover new reasons to move in.
Here’s a story about two Detroit households moving in opposite directions — and the different forces tugging on the city’s population.
“We really felt led to live here”
At Jen Janke’s house, conversations can get a little sidetracked.