Detroit Downtown Population Growth

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Many recent maps have highlighted the population loss of Detroit. Although the Census data and population loss is disputed, the interesting bit highlighted by this map (that does not have a legend or map key #fail) is that it shows population growth in the downtown region (blue) surrounded by a sea of population loss (red) with growth in Detroit’s suburbs.

Not many maps have taken time to demonstrate that there are some areas of population growth in Detroit, however this is largely due to new incentive programs to live near downtown Detroit and the influx of some large corporations who also incentivize employees to live in the city.

Source: Stephen Von Worley | http://www.datapointed.net/visualizations/maps/growth-rings/detroit-michigan/

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