Friday, November 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: Detroit Decline

In 1950 Detroit, Michigan was in its prime, but due to harsh economic struggles it has declined in every decade since. Despite a growing U.S. population, Detroit lost a quarter of its population between 2000 and 2010 alone. 

19 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I hope it makes a comeback one day.

Bob Bushell said...

The new Wilderness.

Pat Hatt said...

Seems one place no one wants to be

Stephanie Faris said...

Wasn't the city's demise due in large part to the spread of the car manufacturing industry? At one time I think a large # of America's cars were manufactured in Detroit...but now a lot of our cars come from overseas, right? I've always assumed that, but I could be wrong.

Adam said...

One of the problems, at least for their economy. All the big American automotive makers are still in Michigan but there's a lot more car companies out there. Even some that aren't American still make their cars in the United States. BMW and their partners actually produces a lot of cars right here in the Greenville-Spartanburg South Carolina area.

DEZMOND said...

my city also declined when it fell into Serbian hands after the WW1. Our famous leader Tito was afraid of the Stalin's influence in Hungary so he didn't want to develop our frontier city more.

Manzanita said...

In years past, I always associated Detroit with cars.

Pilar Domínguez said...

I was going to say the say the same. I have always associated Detroit to car industry. Kisses:)

Christine said...

poor Detroit.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's amazing that a major US city can lose 25% of it's population in a decade...wow

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Really sad - 25% of it's population!

stephen Hayes said...

It's a city in strong need of a rebirth.

Al Penwasser said...

Very, very sad.
I bet the British are glad they weren't able to keep it after the War of 1812.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

In desperate need of rebuilding

Cloudia said...

Quite sad. We are surfing a time of change.




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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A very sad state of affairs!

Gloria Baker said...

Really sad Adam! Still.I remember Detroit in good times!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Benton Harbor looks a lot like Detroit too. Seems like a lot of MI is going to the dumps!

Caro * said...

True and it is very sad :/