2020 Census shows fewer Black residents in Detroit

Written by on August 16, 2021

The number of Black residents in Detroit fell while the hispanic, white and Asian populations grew over the last 10 years, according to U.S. Census population results for 2020 released Thursday.

Detroit's overall population dropped 10.5% in the last decade, the latest results show. While Detroit remains a majority-Black city, the African American population fell to 493,212 in 2020, from 586,573 in 2010. That meant Black residents made up 82.2% of the overall population 10 years ago, but only 77.2% today, according to the census . . .

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