The numbers are trickling in from other cities and it doesn't look good.
Baltimore - - a city I regard as stable to slightly growing - - reported a significant
population drop (636,000 to 620,000, I think).
Chicago's numbers were released yesterday and the Census Bureau found a decline
of over 200,000. This is rather extraordinary to me because the amount of residential construction around the city during the last 10 years is staggering.
I'm afraid it's going to be bad news when Philadelphia's numbers are released. Of course, we can question the accuracy of the count, but still, it's not going to be favorable press. Here is a report on Chicago:
Census data show that the city of Chicago continued a trend it's followed steadily since 1950, losing nearly seven percent of its population in the last ten years.
The population according to the April 2010 census was 2,695,598, a decline of more than 200,000 people as compares to the year 2000 total of 2,896,016.