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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Michigan Population Stats: We would have lost more, but there was nowhere to run

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2009 STATE POPULATION RELEASE BY THE CENSUS BUREAU

The Census Bureau released new population estimates this morning. Here is my analysis of what it means for Michigan.

Michigan loses population between 2008 and 2009 for 4th straight year – second largest amount (32,759) [Read on...]

Tough Job Market is Tougher on Those with “Black” Names

Her future may be determined by her name.

As the recession grows deeper and competition for jobs grows fiercer, the black community is being disproportionately passed over for jobs. Recently, the New York Times carried a story about how African Americans are “whitewashing” their resumes to avoid job discrimination. Many are [Read on...]

Project Namesake: Americans wear names like fashion

Being a "Kurt" in a "Jacob" world has its benefits. Ask Kurt Russell.

For decades, certain traditional American names like John or Ann were so widely used, they became “common names.” Today, we still think of those names as common names, but it isn’t necessarily because they are commonly used. In fact, common names [Read on...]