Local report details Detroit’s population trends, jobs, housing stock

August 23, 2017

Robin Runyan, from Curbed Detroit, highlights data in Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report to help residents and stakeholders understand where Detroit has been and where Detroit might be headed.

Local report details Detroit’s population trends, jobs, housing stock
Curbed Detroit
By Robin Runyan
August 23, 2017
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A new report by Detroit Future City called 139 Square Miles, funded through the Knight Foundation, compiles a slew of Detroit data points to help understand where Detroit has been and where we might be headed. The report has data in four areas: population, economy, people, and place. This includes population trends in terms of age and race, where jobs are located and how much they pay, how people get to work, and how housing stock has changed.

Overall, the report shows that Detroit is finally moving toward growth for the first time in 60 years. Although the population itself hasn’t grown yet, it is stabilizing after decades of decline. In this graphic, we can see where housing and population is stabilizing in the city. The darker the blue, the greater the growth.

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