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Whites moving into Detroit, blacks moving out as city shrinks overall - Crain's Detroit Business

Whites moving into Detroit, blacks moving out as city shrinks overall - Crain's Detroit Business
White people are moving back to Detroit, the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as black people continue to leave for the suburbs and the city's overall population shrinks. Detroit is the latest major city to see an influx of whites who may not find the suburbs as alluring as their parents and grandparents did in the last half of the 20th century. Unlike New York, San Francisco and many other cities that have seen the demographic shift, though, it's cheap housing and incentive programs that are partly fueling the regrowth of the Motor City's white population. "For any individual who wants to build a company or contribute to the city, Detroit is the perfect place to be," said Bruce Katz, co-director of the Global Cities Initiative at the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. "You can come to Detroit and you can really make a difference." In the three years after the 2010 U.S. The city's black population was nearly 776,000 in 1990. Elizabeth St. St.

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The Great Migration (1915-1960) Black Family Arrives in Chicago from the South, ca. 1919 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Great Migration was the mass movement of about five million southern blacks to the north and west between 1915 and 1960. Detroit's most dangerous neighborhoods still struggling during city's comeback The glow of downtown's comeback hasn't quite reached the street corner on Detroit's Eastside where 22-year-old James Rogers was walking recently. While downtown is abuzz with development, the neighborhoods near Kelly Road and Morang Avenue are more recognizably "Detroit:" the ubiquitous liquor store; abandoned homes crumbling along trash-strewn side streets; a murder victim shrine with liquor bottles and stuffed animals piled knee-high around a street sign in sight of a school. "It's going to take a while to catch on," Rogers said about any revitalization in his beleaguered neighborhood. Rogers says he was robbed just down Kelly a few months ago.

From Motor City to Motor Metropolis: Becoming the Motor City From Motor City to Motor Metropolis: How the Automobile Industry Reshaped Urban America by Thomas J. Sugrue Becoming the Motor City: Immigrants, Migrants, and the Auto Industry Detroit has highest concentrated poverty rate of 25 largest metro areas Two new reports show that the poor in metro Detroit face unique challenges compared to other parts of the U.S., making it more difficult for them to escape poverty. A study recently released by the Brookings Institution says that metro Detroit has the highest rate of concentrated poverty among the top 25 metro areas in the U.S. by population. In the six-county region (Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, St. Clair, Lapeer), 32% of the poor live in census tracts where at least 40% of the population is below the federal poverty line, according to an analysis of 2010-2014 census figures by researchers at Brookings, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. In 2000, only 9% of the poor in metro Detroit lived in census tracts with a high concentration of poverty, ranking the region 10th among the top 25 metro areas.

The challenge of poverty in Detroit's suburbs Oakland County, once regarded as an unassailable suburban stronghold, has significant and growing numbers of people living in poverty. If you live in Detroit's suburbs and always thought poverty was an urban problem, think again. That's the takeaway from some pretty heavy hitters in the sociological field. Call it a lag in the way we think about poverty, and where it's concentrated. Detroit: The New Motor City Detroit, Motown, the Motor City. Michigan and Detroit in particular became the center of the auto industry at the beginning of the twentieth century due to a number of factors. Steel, the Great Lakes shipping industries, and a large and growing workforce all contributed. Perhaps the most striking force though was the unique collection of inventors, dreamers, and designers that made the Detroit area their home.

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Reflects a History of Racism This is black history month. It is also the month that the Emergency Manager who took political power and control from the mostly African American residents of Detroit has presented his plan to bring the city out of the bankruptcy he steered it into. This is black history in the making, and I hope the nation will pay attention to who wins and who loses from the Emergency Manager’s plan. Letter: Racism exists at Detroit Police Dept. Detroit Police Chief James Craig just doesn’t get it. He doesn’t get racism exists in his department. He doesn’t get the irony of the whole situation — systemic racism flourishing on the watch of a black executive, in a mostly black department in a majority black city. The reality is all-white task forces exist on his watch.

Anatomy of Detroit’s Decline - Interactive Feature Mayor Coleman A. Young of Detroit at an event in 1980. Richard Sheinwald/Associated Press The financial crisis facing Detroit was decades in the making, caused in part by a trail of missteps, suspected corruption and inaction. Here is a sampling of some city leaders who trimmed too little, too late and, rather than tackling problems head on, hoped that deep-rooted structural problems would turn out to be cyclical downturns. Charles E. Detroit population rank is lowest since 1850 For the first time since before the Civil War, Detroit is not among the nation’s 20 most populous cities. Detroit’s population was 677,116 as of last summer, a loss of 3,107 residents from the previous year, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s the smallest decline in decades, but it was enough to drop the city to 21st in the nation, surpassed by Seattle, Denver and El Paso, Texas.