Detroit sees first population increase in six decades as election approaches

Detroit sees first population increase in six decades as election approaches


For the first time since 1957, Detroit has seen population growth after decades of decline as the state is thrown into the national spotlight once again ahead of the 2024 general election.

Between July 1, 2022, and July 1, 2023, Detroit gained 1,852 residents, which brought its total population to 633,366. It was the fastest-growing city of any in Michigan.

“We have known for some time that Detroit’s population has been growing, but this is the first time the U.S. Census Bureau has confirmed it in its official estimate,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “This day is for the Detroiters who stayed and for everyone who has put in the hard work to make Detroit a great place to live.”

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Duggan previously challenged the Census Bureau

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