5.22.15: Grand Rapids fastest grower in Top 10 Michigan communities
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Grand Rapids added about 1,300 people in the latest population estimate, making Michigan’s second-largest city the fastest growing among the state’s 10 largest communities.
The bureau said Thursday that Detroit’s population fell about 6,400 in the year ending last July to about 680,000. That’s a 0.9 percent drop.
The bureau says Grand Rapids had about 193,800 people last year, up 0.7 percent.
Warren added about 200 for an estimated 135,100. Sterling Heights had about 131,700 people last year, an increase of about 500.
Ann Arbor’s population rose about 800 to about 117,800.
Lansing is the only other Michigan community with over 100,000 residents. It added about 300 people for an estimated 114,600.
Michigan’s population rose 0.1 percent to 9.91 million.