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Everyone’s Leaving Detroit

According to the US Census, the city of Detroit lost a quarter of its population over the last decade. Of the 237,000 residents who moved away, mostly to nearby suburbs, 185,000 were black and 41,000 were white.

Less Congestion, Longer Commutes?

St Louis enjoys low traffic congestion, ranked 3rd best among 31 metro areas, but Herbie Markwort of Next STL notes that while congestion is indeed low, St Louisans spend more time driving than ever, partly due to urban sprawl.


I'm not entirely sure what kind of person packs their bags for spring break and heads to Detroit. Most people align their sense of adventure with beaches, sunshine, and scenery. I, however, felt compelled to see America's fastest-shrinking city. While