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Hot Cities on the Move

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There is a new look at the fastest growing and shrinking cities in America, based on U.S. census data released today. The fastest growing city with a population of more than 1 million: Gilbert, Arizona, which grew 43 percent from April 2000 to July 2004. At the bottom of the list is Detroit, Michigan, which lost 51,000 people — shrinking by 5.4 percent.

William Frey, research scientist at the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan, looks at the reasons behind these population shifts.


William Frey,research scientist for the population studies center at the University of Michigan and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

This program aired on June 30, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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