Friday, July 19, 2013

The New Republic: The Decline of Detroit Shown Via Maps


In the wake of Detroit's filing for bankruptcy, Nate Cohn of The New Republic analyzes a series of maps showing the steady population decline of Detroit, Michigan.

Nate Cohn's article is linked below.

The New Republic: Detroit's Collapse Shown in Maps

"The Motor City has been in decline for decades; its population peaked at 1.8 million in 1950 and declined to just 700,000 people in the last Census. Predictably, its economy faltered—especially over the last decade. The unemployment rate is over 18 percent; fewer than half of adult residents are employed. A shrinking tax base made the city’s debt unsustainable—forcing it into bankruptcy."

----Nate Cohn, The New Republic

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