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    Cyburbian illinoisplanner's avatar
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    Sterling Heights, MI

    In my World Almanac, it gives the following populations:

    Sterling Heights, MI
    2003: 59,000
    1990: 117,000

    This can't be right, can it? I thought Macomb County's population was steadily increasing? And I can see going down 5,000 people, but not losing half the city's population!!...even Detroit isn't THAT bad. Someone please confirm or deny this. And if this is indeed true, please explain why.
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    No place, not even East St. Louis (well, maybe ESL), loses half its population in 13 years, and certainly not Sterling Hghts...Sometimes you will see published population anomalies like this for growing places when the place is not incorporated but rather is a CDP in Census Bureau terminology (census-designated place), and the artificial boundaries of the CDP have changed (due to a bureaucratic decision). But this doesn't apply in this case since SH is an incorporated city, so I am guessing that it is a typo. BTW, its population in 2000 per the census was 124,471.

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    Illinoisplanner,

    My 2005 World Almanac says the same thing for 2003 population estimate. Went back to my 2004 edition and it says the 2002 estimate is 126K. Its a misprint. I have noticed a lot of misprints in the 2005 World Almanac and Book of Facts this year.

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    Wow. Major error. Too bad I already wrote them a letter this year...hate to bother them again.
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    Yeah it has got to be a major typo, not even the leaving oft the "1".

    The State of Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries Website, table 1 states the population in 2003 is 126,182

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    No place, not even East St. Louis (well, maybe ESL), loses half its population in 13 years, and certainly not Sterling Hghts...
    That'd be a staggering exodus! It even took Detroit 50 years (1950-2000) to lose half of its population 1950 = 1,849,568 2000 = 951,270
    I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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    The 2003 population estimate for Sterling Heights city, Michigan is 126,182.

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003 Population Estimates, Census 2000, 1990 Census

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    Congrats to Sterling Heights for according to the Moran Quinto Press being the safest city in Michigan in 2005 with a popluation between 100,000 and 499,000. And the 29th safest in the U.S.

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