Up Down Up Down Up Down: Detroit, County Populations in Motion Since 1940 [Motion Graphic]

Press “play” and watch how the populations in Detroit and Wayne County decline while Oakland and Macomb counties gain population. This interactive Google Motion graphic allows you to watch the trends over the years and isolate a particular region by selecting it on the left side.

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Image credit: WDET/Melissa Mason

This post is a part of Detroit by the Numbers.

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.




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