Detroit’s population estimates have a major impact on federal funding and political power.
Detroit mayor said data from the U.S Postal Service and utility companies are potential sources of evidence that houses marked as vacant during the census are actually occupied.
The 2020 census undercounted 10 census blocks in Detroit suggesting that tens of thousands of Detroiters could have gone undercounted during the decennial tally
Majority Black Highland Park’s population shrank by 24%, or roughly 2,800 residents, while Hamtramck — where many residents are immigrants hailing from Bangladesh and Yemen — grew by 27%, or about 6,000 residents.
The 2020 census gives fuel to the debate around two Detroits. Here’s a timeline of key moments of the past decade that shape the Detroit population trends we are living with now.
Census data from 2020 released Thursday show another decrease in Detroit’s population. Mayor Mike Duggan says the city was undercounted, following a nontraditional count process due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The head of Detroit’s Census effort says the federal team behind the count was disorganized and aloof. Just 51 percent of Detroit responded; federal funding loss could force cuts.
Detroit, with only 51 percent responding, was likely undercounted in the most recent Census. The city is now at risk of losing funding for communities that need it most.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, and fears of an undercount, the Census 2020 tally ended this week and only half of Detroit has been counted. Now, Michigan could lose a congressional seat and federal funding for essential services may be cut.
A federal judge extended the Census deadline by 31 days. Detroit officials say they are ‘grateful’ for extra time.