Wednesday, December 21, 2016

One thing leads to another: Population decline of Cleveland, Detroit, and St. Louis

Source:  Wikipedia

Related reading:
What population loss is costing Cleveland -- and why it matters.  (, 6/19/2014)

For a major American city to lose 23 residents in a single day is no big deal. When it happens every day for 43 years, people tend to pay attention.
Anatomy of Detroit's Decline.  (The New York Times, 8/17/2013)
In a matter of decades, Detroit went from one of America’s most prosperous cities to one of its most distressed. Here is a look at how the collapse of this metropolis – battered by financial missteps, racial tensions and leadership lapses – culminated in insurmountable debt that led the city to file for bankruptcy.
Shrinking City, Flourishing Region:  St. Louis Region.  (New Geography, 1/27/2011)
In 1950 the city population peak at 857,000 people and ranked 8th among the nation’s municipalities. By 2009, the latest estimates, the population was 357,000 (ranked 48th in the nation), a decline of nearly 60 percent from the peak.

Related post:
Just because I want to know: Population trendlines of city and county of Milwaukee as a percentage of Wisconsin's population.  (12/21/2016)

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