Census Shows Massive 25 Percent Exodus From Detroit

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DETROIT-Thousands of people are leaving Detroit, demoralizing the city.

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The New York Times reports:

It was the largest percentage drop in history for any American city with more than 100,000 residents, apart from the unique situation of New Orleans, where the population dropped by 29 percent after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said Andrew A. Beveridge, a sociologist at Queens College.

The number of people who vanished from Detroit — 237,500 — was bigger than the 140,000 who left New Orleans.

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