Detroit population grows by nearly 20% as population of Los Angeles population shrinks
The population of Detroit in the United States has grown by 20% over the past four years, according to data from the Census Bureau.
The population of the city in 2017 was 876,065,000.
However, in 2017, Detroit lost almost a quarter of its population, as the population of LA dropped by almost a million.
Detroit lost 1.3 million people over the same period, or about 1.2% of its total population.
Los Angeles’ population fell by a staggering 25% during the same time period.
While Detroit has had the worst decline, LA has had a better year than most cities in the US.
Between 2009 and 2016, LA had a population of 3.1 million people, but it grew by 1.4 million in just a decade.
L.A. has also gained more than 300,000 people since 2010, a period when the population dropped by nearly 500,000 to 1.6 million.