Detroit Evening Report, April 5, 2022: Detroit is largest city to challenge 2020 U.S. census count

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Detroit has become the largest city to challenge its population count from the 2020 U.S. census. The Census Bureau has admitted that  it has undercounted people of color in locations around the country. Detroit is almost 80% Black. City leaders have the results of the 2020 census. They released a report late last year suggesting that more than 8% of the occupied homes in several Detroit neighborhoods may have been undercounted. The 2020 census showed Detroit having more 639,000 residents. That’s down from 670,000 residents in estimates from the year before. Census population counts are used to determine Congressional representation — and in some cases federal funding.

Other headlines for April 5, 2022:

  • GM, Honda are planning to work together to develop low-cost electric vehicles
  • U.S. safety regulators open investigation into EV and hybrid vehicle batteries
  • Group secures at least $100M annually to benefit minorities disproportionately affected by extreme weather
  • Tiger Woods says he will likely to play this week in the Masters

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  • Jerome Vaughn
    Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.