Though Michigan’s population grew by 2% between the 2010 and 2020 censuses, most Michigan counties lost residents, according to data released Thursday.
Of Michigan’s 83 counties, 50 lost residents over the 10-year period.
And no counties lost residents at higher rates than ones in the Upper Peninsula.
Michigan’s fastest-shrinking counties, in percentage terms, were:
- Luce County, in the eastern U.P., where the population dropped 19.5%, to 5,339
- Ontonagon County, in the western U.P., which slipped 14.2%, to 5,816
- Gocebic County, in the western U.P., which lost 12.5% of its residents, leaving it with 14,380
- Isabella County, in the central Lower Peninsula, where the population dropped 8.4%, to 64,394
- Baraga County, in the western U.P., which slipped 7.9%, to 8,158
Though the above five counties shrank the most in percentage terms, none of them was tops in Michigan for losing the most residents.
Michigan’s five fastest growing counties since the last census were:
- Ottawa County in western Michigan, up 12% to 296,200;
- Grand Traverse County, in the northern Lower Peninsula, up 9.5% to 95,238;
- Kent County, in western Michigan, up 9% to 657,974;
- Allegan County in western Michigan, up 8% to 120,502; and
- Washtenaw County, where Ann Arbor is the county seat, up 8% to 372,258
Now overall…In Metro Detroit, Macomb County grew by 5% to 881,217; Oakland grew by 6% to 1.27 million and Wayne dropped by 1.5% to 1.8 million.
Truthfully… I blame https://www.youtube.com/user/Movingmi and The Detroiter Paul Wolfert for the fact Novi, Michigan and Oakland County is growing. Come on Paul there’s too many people here already I just want to people to stop buying all the monster rehabs up.
This is also me posting content to fill up the section entitled Michigan News and Local News aka Metro Detroit News. As Gainz Media shifts gears into being more than just a site to post funny Trump and Tucker Carlson video edits we also will pay attention to local news and sports. BECAUSE ITS LIONS PRESEASON!