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No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction See all. The urban area of Detroit is home to an estimated 3. The Combined Statistical Area has a population of 5. This is Detroit's lowest population since when the auto industry took root in the area. In , Detroit was the 4th largest city in the country, but its population has been in decline for the past 60 years with the second largest population decline in the country second only to St.
Because of this decline, Detroit now has a large number of abandoned buildings and homes and the area is dealing with urban decay. Detroit has been going through an economic decline for many years, in part due to urban decay, in which young, educated people move away from the city for better options.
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Other causes of Detroit's decline include segregation, politics, and of course, the collapse of the auto industry, which the city has relied on for many years. Between and , the city lost over , manufacturing jobs.
In the next decade, Japanese car imports took up a greater share of the United States market, which took even more jobs from the region. Detroit is an extreme case of what has affected other major, old industrial cities in the country. Along with its population problem, Detroit also has a demographics problem with a wide age distribution.
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The median age in Detroit is 31, and for every females aged 18, there are 83 males. Detroit is also one of the poorest major cities in the United States, and poverty is a real problem. Oakland County, a part of Metro Detroit, was once one of the wealthiest counties in the US, but it is no longer in the top In , non-Hispanic whites accounted for In , only 6, black people lived in the city, which grew to , by Detroit is still one of the most racially segregated cities in the country.
While black people moved to Detroit from the 40s through the 70s to escape Jim Crow laws elsewhere, they encountered exclusion from white areas, sometimes through economic discrimination or even violence. The traditional boundary between white and black regions of the city is Eight Mile Road. Detroit's population decline is expected to continue for some time.
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As of , the future for the city remains unknown. Even if Detroit comes up with a feasible plan, it doesn't answer the question of what will happen in the future. Detroit's revenues do not match its expenses, and it's dealing with a rapidly declining population, and thus lower tax revenues. This doesn't say the slump is over, however, or that the city is rebounding.
It's currently estimated that Detroit's population will fall to just , people by , down from 's , Demographer Kurt Metzger , however, adds that he believes the population will as low as , before stabilizing. Age Dependency Ratio. Old Age Dependency Ratio. Child Dependency Ratio. John G. Frederick Glaysher Kim D. Share this: Twitter Facebook.
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