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March 29 - May 27, 2001

2000 CENSUS

How northwest Lower Michigan is changing
The federal government released the first batch of Census 2000 figures for Michigan on March 28, and analysis is continuing. The numbers reveal how the state and region are changing. Read individual stories by clicking on the headlines below.

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Wurtsmith Air Force Base blooms with life as retired people flock to refined military housing
Boomer numbers soaring in region
State stats mirror trends seen in nation
Living together out of wedlock, living alone, single parent households show significant gains
Michigan gets grayer as young adults go elsewhere
13-county overview of gender and median age (chart)
13 counties by age and sex - 1990 (chart)
13 counties by age and sex - 2000 (chart)
13 counties by household - 1990 (chart)
13 counties by household - 2000 (chart)
13-county region has grown 22 percent since 1990 count
Michiganís top 10 population gainers, losers (map)
Michigan suburban migration accelerates
Regionís racial characteristics (chart)
Regionís population change (chart)
Cities' losses are townships' gains
Family enjoys life in small town
What's at stake with changing population
Large cities that lost or gained population (chart)
City and village populations (chart)
Quiet life entices familes to 'burbs
Native American numbers on rise
Aging citizens outpace younger generation
Population changes in region by county, city and township (chart)
Hispanic numbers doubling