Detroit is seeing its first population growth since 1957

Detroit — For the first time in 66 years, Detroit’s population grew, according to new Census Bureau estimates for 2023, which Mayor Mike Duggan hailed as “a day of celebration” for Michigan’s largest city.

Detroit gained 1,852 people from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2023, bringing the city’s population to 633,218, according to new U.S. Census data released Thursday. This is the first time since 1957 that the population has increased year over year, Duggan said.

“When I started in 2014, our management’s goal was to grow,” Duggan told The Detroit News. “It’s taken 10 years, but we’re here. It’s a day of celebration.”

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