Last week, the city of Detroit filed a claim with the Census Bureau, arguing its residents were undercounted in 2020. Ford School lecturer Reynolds Farley discussed the undercount.
“This census was deficient in Detroit,” he said. “They didn’t plan well in Detroit."
In other areas of the state, the Census revealed that populations are dipping. Farley blamed this on an increased death rate and lower birth rate, lack of jobs, and more. He provided some insight on how this dip in population could be reversed.
“It’s the standard approach of almost every state,” Farley said. “For Michigan to have a sustained increase in population, I think it’s a question of attracting migrants from around the U.S. and attracting more migrants from abroad, and that typically hinges on having employment options.”
Read the items featuring Farley:
- Detroit challenges 2020 census, claiming population was undercounted by 8%, Yahoo! News, April 9, 2022
- Michigan population dips as residents grow older, domestic migration slows, The Oakland Press, April 11, 2022
- Domestic policy
- Ren Farley
- Reynolds Farley
- Walter Reynolds Farley
- Yahoo News
- Oakland County
- 2020 Census
- census bureau
- U.S. Census
- U.S. Census Bureau
- City of Detroit
- City of Detroit Mayor's Office
- population trends
- State of Michigan
- employment opportunities