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Old 09-25-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Numbers are from SEMCOG's annual population estimates.

The area included is Wayne, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Monroe, Washtenaw, and Livingston counties. The difference from the OMB designated MSA is that Monroe and Washtenaw is included while Lapeer is excluded.

This is the population pattern of the last 3 years (Census 2010 to July 2013).
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Southeast Michigan total population change 0.2% (7,617)
2013 estimate: 4,712,426.

Change by county in order of change rate:

1. Washtenaw County, 2.5% (8,467)
2013 estimate: 353,258

2. Oakland County, 2.3% (27,647)
2013 estimate: 1,230,009

3. Macomb County, 1.3% (10,937)
2013 estimate: 851,915

4. Livingston County, 1.3% (2,420)
2013 estimate: 183,387

5. Monroe County, -0.8% (-1,176)
2013 estimate: 150,845

6. St. Clair County, -2.0% (-3,321)
2013 estimate: 159,719

7. Wayne County, -2.1% (-37,357)
2013 estimate: 1,783,293

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Cities by largest gains.

1. Macomb Township gained 4,914 residents.
Growth; 6.2 percent. Population: 84,494.

2. Novi gained 4,021 residents.
Growth: 7.3 percent. Population 59,395.

3. Dearborn gained 3,070 residents.
Growth: 3.1 percent. Population: 101,216.

4. Shelby Township gained 2,956 residents.
Growth: 4 percent. Population: 76,760.

5. Rochester Hills gained 2,880 residents.
Growth: 4.1 percent. Population: 73,875.

6. Royal Oak gained 2,242 residents.
Growth: 3.9 percent. Population: 59,478.

7. Lyon Township gained 2,085 residents.
Growth: 14.3 percent. Population: 16,630.

8. Troy gained 1,873 residents.
Growth: 2.3 percent. Population: 82,853.

9. Canton Township gained 1,863 residents.
Growth: 2.1 percent. Population: 92,036.

10. Northville Township gained 1,758 residents.
Growth 6.2 percent. Population: 30,255.

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Cities by largest declines.

1. Detroit lost 32,772 residents.
Decline: 4.6 percent. Population: 681,090.

2. Westland lost 1,976 residents.
Decline: 2.3 percent. Population: 82,118.

3. Taylor lost 1,866 residents.
Decline: 3 percent. Population: 61,265.

4. Redford Township lost 987 residents.
Decline: 2 percent. Population: 47,375.

5. Highland Park lost 848 residents.
Decline: 7.2 percent. Population: 10,928.

6. Wyandotte lost 825 residents.
Decline: 3.2 percent. Population: 25,058.

7. Southgate lost 626 residents:
Decline: 2.1 percent. Population: 29,421.

8. Warren lost 590 residents.
Decline: 0.4 percent. Population: 133,466.

9. Garden City lost 563 residents.
Decline: 2 percent. Population: 27,129.

10. Brownstown Township lost 554 residents.
Decline: 1.8 percent. Population: 30,073.

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Source: http://www.semcog.org/uploadedFiles/..._July_2013.pdf

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Macomb Township has seen steady growth since 1980 when it's population was just over 14,000. The only signs of slow down came from the housing market crash in 2008, but even still, it's projected to reach around 90,000 by 2020 (based on 2012 estimates). Macomb County is generally seeing positive gains although Warren is still losing residents.

Detroit is still seeing large losses though at a slightly slower rate than during the recession (-48,000 from 2006 to 2010). It's still by far the largest municipality holding the metro down in terms of population change. Dearborn is increasing past 100,000 residents and hasn't seen that many since 1970. Canton Township, Northville Township, and Hamtramck are the only other suburbs in Wayne County seeing decent growth.

Royal Oak is seeing its first decade of growth since 1970 while many other Oakland County suburbs are also seeing positive growth. Ferndale and Pontiac are about the only two still losing residents.

Detroit's decline alone outweighs Oakland County's growth and needs the addition of Macomb County's numbers to balance it out. Overall it looks like Metro Detroit is bouncing back from the recession but is still weighed down with decline from Detroit and slow to no growth from many aging suburbs.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:23 AM
 
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Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:57 AM
 
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Looks like Detroit is set to fall below 600,000 by 2020.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Looks like Detroit is set to fall below 600,000 by 2020.
Take SEMCOG's estimates with a grain of salt.

Back in the late 2000s, they estimated Detroit's population was still well above 800,000.
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Here's a map of growth rates: Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com
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Old 09-25-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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To boot, Macomb County is now starting to have a reputation as "one of those retirement areas." Who'd have imagined that would have occurred? I saw a random stat that Warren is right up there with some of the typical FLA places that have huge percentages of retirees.
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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Here's a map of growth rates: Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census - NYTimes.com
This is a more specific map related to SEMCOG's estimates.

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Old 09-25-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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Interesting. Detroit getting pulverized except for... what is that, Hamtramck?

I think those other dark brown blocks must be Westland and Taylor.
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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Interesting. Detroit getting pulverized except for... what is that, Hamtramck?

I think those other dark brown blocks must be Westland and Taylor.
And also surprisingly Harper Woods, though that's likely from Detroit residents making the move there.

Hamtramck seems to have a decent immigration flow of Asian Indians and Arabic people. Also likely the same reason for Dearborn's decent growth.

I'm kind of puzzled by Taylor and Westland's decline. I would think both of them would be similar to Livonia or Romulus but they seem to be losing a decent amount. Any obvious reason why?
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Old 09-25-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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I really wouldn't know about Taylor. Westland has always been pretty rough. I would imagine that it's somewhat like Redford... an aging inner ring suburb that wasn't much to begin with and gets even less attractive with each passing year. Probably just no real reason for people to stay there. When I was growing up ('80s, '90s) it was lower middle class, but solid. I imagine the vast majority of young people with anything going for them hit the road and never look back.

Those kind of suburbs were always even more dependent on the factory jobs as well, of course, and those have fallen off precipitiously in recent decades, so it might be that its just emptied our based on lost jobs.
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