Michigan Population Change From 2000 – 2010 by County.
Made this with ArcGIS. My inspiration to make this map came when I saw a map showing the population change from 2000 – 2010 in the United States by states, and then realizing that Michigan was the only state that lost population during that time period. I previously submitted a map similar to this 2 years ago, and this is quite an improvement aesthetically and in terms of information received. Notice how Huron county and Wayne county have a similar percent population loss, yet Wayne county lost over 80x more people. This is principally due to the decline of Detroit, which has been decreasing in population ever since the mid 50s. It it worth noting, however, that Michigan did not experience a drastic decline in population as a whole, as it only experienced a population decline of only approximately -0.6%.