Thursday, September 30, 2010

Detroit's white population rises as blacks move out of the city, Census shows

The Detroit News reports:
An apparent increase in the percentage of white residents in Detroit has some scratching their heads.

Among the more interesting tidbits coming out of Tuesday's release of comprehensive demographic data regarding Detroit, Michigan and the nation was this nugget: The white, non-Hispanic population of Detroit was recorded at 13.3 percent in 2009, up from 8.4 percent a year earlier, an eye-raising 5 percentage points. It had climbed just a tenth of a percentage point from 2007 to 2008.