By: Kurt Metzger, Director
The Census Bureau has released its latest population estimates for 2012 today. The estimates cover metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties. The numbers show that the Great Plains and West Texas contained many of the fastest growing areas in the country, including Casper, Wyoming and Bismarck, North Dakota. Why you may ask? The [Read on...]
by Louis Bach, Communications
The Urbanophile has an interesting piece by urban planner and Detroit native Pete Saunders on poor urban planning’s contribution to the decline of Detroit. He offers nine patterns related to planning and land use that exacerbated the social, economic, and political reason’s for the city’s fall.
Some of [Read on...]
Detroit’s Population Center Has Shifted Northwest 1.5 Feet Per Day Since 1970
by Rob Linn, GIS SpecialistIn all of the coverage and analysis surrounding the release of the 2010 Census results, another significant landmark passed by seemingly unnoticed. Between 2000 and 2010, the center of the metropolitan population moved 3,842 feet to the northwest, to [Read on...]
by Kevin Chapo, GIS Analyst
If every member of the United States lived in an area with the population density of Brooklyn, NY (35,000 per sq mi) we all could fit into New Hampshire, the 5th smallest state.
At 982 acres (1.534 sq mi), Belle Isle Park is the largest city island park in [Read on...]