Steven Von Worley at Data Pointed has produced these awesome maps illustrating population changes across the United States.
If you look at the Midwest specifically, you see the classic sprawl from the inner city to the outer suburbs. The blue shows double-digit population growth; the red shows depopulation.
Pretty depressing right? How do you like those gas prices, Midwestern rich people?
But wait! It’s not all bad news!
Says Von Worley: It’s easy to miss, but it’s there: a speckled blue island surrounded by a solid sea of red. So, yeah, Detroit is rough, but downtown Detroit… well, that must be the nice part that Eminem was cruising.
Those little blue spots, that’s us, the readers of this blog!!
Here’s a shot of St. Louis.
Chicago is not immune to the trend.
But look at Boston.