Population Matchup: Winners Indianapolis, Columbus; Losers Detroit, Cleveland

The Urbanophile blog has aggregated and analyzed the results of the 2008 census, showing modest gains for regional winners Indianapolis and Columbus while reflecting continuing decline in Detroit and Cleveland.

The national story is that migration has slowed, the Urbanophile reports, but that is likely due to the strained economy offering fewer attractive distant positions and bringing home sales to a standstill.

Sun Belt cities, of course, lead the pack, with Austin and Charlotte topping the list. Meanwhile, Detroit and Cleveland he refers to as “basket-cases.” He notes however, that while Detroit’s population has “fallen off a cliff,” Cleveland’s population loss has leveled some.

It’s important to note that this is all pre-economic-apocalypse.

Anyway, check out the post, it’s loaded with neat charts and numbers!


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