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Old 04-12-2011, 12:16 AM
Location: Downtown Detroit
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This is a really cool map showing population trends in major cities from the 2010 census, including Detroit. Most cities showed growth in rural suburbs and in city centers. If you look at the map of Detroit, it is sea of red, except that there are clearly signs of growth in and around the neighborhoods surrounding downtown.

Apparently, at some point in recent history, a home address amongst the skyscrapers became desirable again. Even in the City of Detroit, which dropped a full quarter (http://www.freep.com/article/20110322/NEWS06/110322036/Census-2010-Detroit-population-plummets-713-777-lowest-since-1910 - broken link) of its citizens in the last decade, downtown is flashing the signs of a comeback:

Growth Rings – Maps Of U.S. Population Change, 2000-2010
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