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Census Bureau: Detroit's Population Continues Fall

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DETROIT (AP) - New numbers from the Census Bureau say Detroit's population continues to fall, despite pockets of growth in areas such as downtown and Midtown.

The population estimates released Thursday show Detroit remains the nation's 18th most populous city, with 688,701 residents in the summer of 2013. That's down about 10,000 from 2012. During that period, Michigan's population rose to nearly 9.9 million.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan tells The Detroit News he's committed to ending the decline.

The Detroit Free Press reports the Detroit enclave of Highland Park lost more population on a percentage basis than any community in Michigan, falling 4 percent to 10,441.

The Census Bureau also says that 14 cities across the U.S. joined the 50,000-plus population club, including the Grand Rapids suburb of Kentwood.

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