Detroit Contracting and Depopulating
June 23, 2009
Mapscroll Blog has an interesting post on the depopulation of Detroit:
Detroit had a population of close to 2 million. Since then it’s shed more than half its population and now, according to City Farmer, “about 30% of Detroit is now vacant land — about 40 square miles, by one estimate.” Forty square miles is roughly the size of San Francisco.
(Hat tip William McKelvey)