New Americans in Detroit

New American Economy & Global Detroit
Date of Publication: 
June, 2017
Source Organization: 
New American Economy

While recent Census reports show continued population loss for the city, an NAE & Global Detroit report highlights that immigrants, who have added over 4,000 new residents to the city between 2010 and 2014 (a 12.1 percent rate of growth), are helping the city to stop its population decline.

The newly-released data snapshot notes that while immigrant residents account for only 5.6 percent of the city’s residents, they make an outsize contribution to the local economy through their high rates of entrepreneurship, large tax contributions, and spending power.

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