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Old 06-28-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Positive press about Detroit. Yahoo listed Detroit as #7 on their "Hottest Cities of the Future" list.

The 15 Hottest American Cities of the Future - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:48 PM
 
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Well...Detroit sure was hot today!
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:55 AM
 
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One thing I found odd about the article was this:

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According to a recent YPulse survey, more and more millennials are opting to live in small cities, like Detroit.
Detroit is a small city? With a population of 713,777, it is the 18th largest city in the United States, out of over 10,000 cities. The average city size is only about 16,500 in population.

The metro population is 4,285,832, which is the 13th largest in the United States. And, this doesn't include Windsors and environs. If it did, it would have a population over 4,600,000, which would make the Detroit metro area the 10th largest.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I guess anything smaller than Chicago, LA, or NYC is considered small now.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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One thing I found odd about the article was this:



Detroit is a small city? With a population of 713,777, it is the 18th largest city in the United States, out of over 10,000 cities. The average city size is only about 16,500 in population.

The metro population is 4,285,832, which is the 13th largest in the United States. And, this doesn't include Windsors and environs. If it did, it would have a population over 4,600,000, which would make the Detroit metro area the 10th largest.
Actually I just read something on the Detroit- Windsor Metroplex saying it's 5.7 million, they may have been including the CSA though.

But I read that last night and said the EXACT SAME THING. Detroit is small compared to what??? Tokyo??? I wouldn't even call a city with more than 400,000 midsize. NYC, LA, Chicago, and Houston are just mega-cities, they are nowhere near the average large city population.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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700,000 is a meaningless number. detroit can't be separated from the metro. she's a 4 million + city. whether you want to consider it midsize or large is arbitrary i guess....
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:54 AM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Does this mean Detroit is making a comeback? I haven't seen a population growth for Detroit since the 1940s or 1950s.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Does this mean Detroit is making a comeback? I haven't seen a population growth for Detroit since the 1940s or 1950s.
I personally never saw Yahoo News as something that was meant to be taken seriously, but I think if the politics of Detroit got itself together and they manage to do what they're supposed to, Detroit could probably stop the exodus and maybe even go back up to 750K or something. But even that still seems like a big IF dependent on many factors.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Lyon Township
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Detroit is in a vicious cycle of perpetual decline. It is irrepairable without a major change in political climate and will.
Claiming Detroit is going to be vibrant cause of a few trendy youths moving in misses the big picture.

You cannot have a vibrant city made of only the poor. The nonregional nature of our tax system means that supporting the city infrastructure places an insane tax burden on the small proportion of city residents with money. It gives almost all of them a tremendous economic reason to leave the city. Virtually all the population "growth" in the city is really "scavengers" living off the existing housing stock. There is virtually NO housing being sold in Detroit that is selling for unsubsidized replacement cost. Yes, there are a some middle income people willing to live in a $1,000,000 home (replacement cost) that costs them $99,000 or live in a $500,000 home that costs them $40,000. They are living off the depreciating value of the housing stock, in the long term, thats a dead end.

Who will move in?
Detroit terrible city services which are horribly over priced. Can you imagine anyone saying "I want to live in Detroit so my kids can attend Detroit Public Schools." So scratch out families.Taxes are insane, so scratch out most upper middle income and above.
Much of Detroit industry has spread beyond the city borders, and our geography and road system do not require people to be very close anyway.
Who moves in? Poor Young kids who can't afford the suburbs. When they have kids or make money. They'll leave replaced by more poor young kids. Eventually the housing stock will decay because repair costs will exceed property value. There won't be anymore $500,000 houses for $40,000 left. So what will get people to move in the city?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:20 PM
 
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There is a lot of truth to the expression "nowhere to go but up!"
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