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Old 07-16-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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How to you see Highland Park and Hamtramck coming out in the census? I see Highland Park coming out around 11,000 people, which would make a approx. -17% decrease. It's absolutely amazing to me that at one time Highland Park's population was at 52,959 people and today has dropped to 15,300 people, which would give the city a total decrease of 112.3%. That must be some kind of record in the United States must it!

Hamtramck is hard to estimate because in 2000 the city grew by 25.1% after decades of population loss. But in 2006 was said to lose over 1,000 people, giving it a population decrease of 5.9%. I do not know if the loss is because of decay or if Hamtramck just has a aging population.

Any other ideas or estimates???
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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I think that the detroit`s population decline is around 15000 people a year on average. At the 875000 the census estimated for detroit in 2006 with a 15000 decline a year it would be 815000 still over 100000 people that decade. Semcog came out with their estimate to change the census estimate to 919000 in 2006 but that same company said a yaer later it declined 11.1% meaning a population of 816102 in one year that big of a drop. I still know people in the detroit area and they say its gotten alot worse than before especially since 2006 to now with the foreclosure crisis ,economy, schools closing, less services for people its only going to get worse before it gets better thats just my opinion.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Nice post sam I think your right about that it will be a sharp decline. HP is definately dying hamtramck might be declining but not as much I think.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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It's absolutely amazing to me that at one time Highland Park's population was at 52,959 people and today has dropped to 15,300 people, which would give the city a total decrease of 112.3%. That must be some kind of record in the United States must it!
Well, you might be surprised at how many rural towns exploded with populations during the height of mining, timbering, and industrialism, only to plummet to almost nothing decades later. There are towns in northern Michigan that had far more than 112% drop in populations (though not sure if the actual numbers, given their smaller size, were greater).

We seem to want everything to remain constant. The economy moves. Places come and go. Simply because we built infrastructure somewhere, we think we must find a reason for it to exist.

We'll soon be asking these same questions about the new outer suburbs due to shifting values away from exurban, auto dependence. With no emotional attachment to them or history in them, will we care as much when they fade away as we do Detroit? Who knows.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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i think detroit will have somewhere around 830,000.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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Like 800000 people ive never seen detroit so empty in my 27 yrs livin here.
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