Life in Motor City: Detroit Getting Smaller ... but Better


I get tired of all the negative Detroit news.

In the wake of the U.S. Census report that the population of Detroit had dropped 25% in 10 years, because I live nearby, WalletPop asked me to write about what's driving people out of the city and what it's going to take to get them back.

I don't know. Lots of brilliant people and some not so smart ones have mulled that question and come up dry. The city remains beat up and beat down.

But I do offer one caveat: On its worst day, Detroit is not as bad as most news reports filed here and elsewhere would lead you to believe.