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Ann Arbor Population: Up 29 People in 2003!

24. June 2004 • Rob Goodspeed
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According to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Ann Arbor’s population “grew by 0.03 percent last year, to 114,498 from 114,469 the previous year” in 2003. This from the Ann Arbor News story:

” ... Cities like Grand Rapids are enjoying some success attracting new residents by revitalizing old downtown buildings into condominiums and loft apartments.

“The inner cities are kind of being developed by young singles and empty-nesters,” Metzger said. “It’s good to have reinvestment in the cities and the older areas. But at the same time that’s happening, families are still saying, ‘We want more land, we want larger homes.”’

Sixteen of the state’s 50 largest cities gained residents. Among those with the highest percentage gains were the Detroit suburb of Novi (3.4 percent), the Flint suburb of Burton (1.9 percent) and Portage (1.3 percent), which is near Kalamazoo. ...”

> From AANews: “Ann Arbor population avoids fall”