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Rank Municipality                      County                    2000     2004

1 Detroit city Wayne 951,270 900,198

2 Grand Rapids city Kent 197,800 195,115

3 Warren city Macomb 138,247 136,118

4 Sterling Heights city Macomb 124,471 127,476

5 Flint city Genesee 124,943 119,716

6 Lansing city Ingham/Eaton 119,378 116,941

7 Ann Arbor city Washtenaw 114,123 113,567

8 Livonia city Wayne 100,545 98,936

9 Clinton township Macomb 95,648 95,950

10 Dearborn city Wayne 97,775 95,470

11 Westland city Wayne 86,602 86,316

12 Canton township Wayne 76,366 84,654

13 Troy city Oakland 80,959 81,432

14 Farmington Hills city Oakland 82,111 80,787

15 Southfield city Oakland 78,296 77,491

16 Kalamazoo city Kalamazoo 77,145 73,960

17 Waterford charter township Oakland 71,981 72,007

18 Wyoming city Kent 69,368 70,300

19 Rochester Hills city Oakland 68,825 69,480

20 Shelby charter township Macomb 65,159 68,334

21 Pontiac city Oakland 67,561 67,582

22 Macomb township Macomb 50,478 66,477

23 West Bloomfield charter township Oakland 64,860 65,493

24 Taylor city Wayne 65,868 65,383

25 St. Clair Shores city Macomb 63,096 61,864

26 Saginaw city Saginaw 61,792 59,045

27 Royal Oak city Oakland 60,062 58,573

28 Dearborn Heights city Wayne 58,264 56,828

29 Battle Creek city Calhoun 53,364 53,399

30 Novi city Oakland 47,386 51,934

31 Ypsilanti township Washtenaw 49,177 51,599

32 Redford township Wayne 51,622 50,164

33 Roseville city Macomb 48,129 47,960

34 East Lansing city Ingham/Clinton 46,606 46,678

35 Kentwood city Kent 45,255 46,538

36 Portage city Kalamazoo 44,897 45,210

37 Georgetown township Ottawa 41,658 43,703

38 Chesterfield township Macomb 37,405 42,560

39 Midland city Midland/Bay 41,728 42,145

40 Bloomfield charter township Oakland 42,968 42,064

41 Saginaw charter township Saginaw 39,657 40,114

42 Muskegon city Muskegon 40,105 39,954

43 Lincoln Park city Wayne 40,008 38,744

44 Meridian charter township Ingham 39,107 38,674

45 Commerce charter township Oakland 34,764 37,995

46 Bay City city Bay 36,817 35,317

47 Jackson city Jackson 36,316 35,133

48 Grand Blanc township Genesee 29,827 34,674

49 Holland city Ottawa/Allegan 35,048 34,606

50 Orion charter township Oakland 33,463 34,468

51 Independence charter township Oakland 32,581 33,962

52 Eastpointe city Macomb 34,077 33,384

53 Holland township Ottawa 28,911 33,338

54 Flint township Genesee 33,691 33,265

55 Pittsfield charter township Washtenaw 30,153 32,456

56 Port Huron city St. Clair 32,338 31,710

57 Plainfield township Kent 30,195 31,348

58 Burton city Genesee 30,308 30,926

59 Delta charter township Eaton 29,590 30,877

60 Bedford township Monroe 28,606 30,695

61 Madison Heights city Oakland 31,101 30,510

62 Southgate city Wayne 30,136 29,919

63 White Lake charter township Oakland 28,219 29,631

64 Garden City city Wayne 30,047 29,310

65 Inkster city Wayne 30,115 29,239

66 Oak Park city Oakland 29,793 29,074

67 Allen Park city Wayne 29,376 28,481

68 Plymouth township Wayne 27,798 28,198

69 Brownstown township Wayne 22,989 28,041

70 Wyandotte city Wayne 28,006 27,247

71 Van Buren township Wayne 23,559 26,445

72 Harrison township Macomb 24,461 25,780

73 Mount Pleasant city Isabella 25,943 25,651

74 Blackman charter township Jackson 22,800 24,837

75 Delhi charter township Ingham 22,496 24,822

76 Northville township Wayne 21,036 24,429

77 Genesee township Genesee 24,116 24,202

78 Romulus city Wayne 22,979 23,609

79 Mount Morris township Genesee 23,725 23,555

80 Walker city Kent 21,842 23,315

81 Norton Shores city Muskegon 22,527 23,287

82 Gaines charter township Kent 20,112 22,813

83 Hamtramck city Wayne 22,976 22,241

84 Ypsilanti city Washtenaw 22,242 22,214

85 Washington township Macomb 19,080 22,134

86 Summit township Jackson 21,534 22,043

87 Adrian city Lenawee 22,302 21,977

88 Hamburg township Livingston 20,627 21,751

89 Monroe city Monroe 22,076 21,690

90 Ferndale city Oakland 22,105 21,666

91 Kalamazoo township Kalamazoo 21,675 21,639

92 Frenchtown township Monroe 20,777 20,979

93 Auburn Hills city Oakland 19,837 20,737

94 Marquette city Marquette 20,714 20,664

95 Highland charter township Oakland 19,169 20,114

96 Genoa township Livingston 15,873 19,535

97 Byron township Kent 17,553 19,509

98 Trenton city Wayne 19,584 19,468

99 Birmingham city Oakland 19,291 19,217

100 Oshtemo township Kalamazoo 17,003 19,139

101 Scio township Washtenaw 15,751 18,851

102 Wayne city Wayne 19,051 18,780

103 Hazel Park city Oakland 18,963 18,553

104 Muskegon township Muskegon 17,737 18,500

105 Davison township Genesee 17,722 18,432

106 Brighton township Livingston 17,673 18,300

107 Park township Ottawa 17,579 18,228

108 Oxford charter township Oakland 16,025 18,101

109 Green Oak township Livingston 15,618 17,215

110 Mount Clemens city Macomb 17,312 17,108

111 Grandville city Kent 16,263 16,680

112 Grosse Pointe Woods city Wayne 17,080 16,546

113 Cascade township Kent 15,107 16,286

114 Oakland charter township Oakland 13,071 16,146

115 Benton charter township Berrien 16,404 16,102

116 Allendale township Ottawa 13,042 15,790

117 Milford charter township Oakland 15,271 15,771

118 Highland Park city Wayne 16,746 15,675

119 Owosso city Shiawassee 15,713 15,532

120 Garfield township Grand Traverse 13,840 15,474

121 Brandon charter township Oakland 14,765 15,304

122 Bangor township Bay 15,547 15,286

123 Berkley city Oakland 15,531 15,236

124 Fraser city Macomb 15,297 15,130

125 Huron charter township Wayne 13,737 14,968

126 Comstock township Kalamazoo 13,851 14,909

127 Grand Haven township Ottawa 13,278 14,838

128 Grand Rapids Charter township Kent 14,056 14,621

129 Traverse City city Grand Traverse/Leelanau 14,532 14,508

130 Fenton township Genesee 12,968 14,446

131 Lincoln charter township Berrien 13,952 14,340

132 Southfield township Oakland 14,430 14,194

133 Sault Ste. Marie city Chippewa 14,324 14,157

134 Spring Lake township Ottawa 13,140 14,077

135 Springfield charter township Oakland 13,338 14,012

136 Alpine township Kent 13,976 13,946

137 Hartland township Livingston 10,996 13,917

138 Monroe charter township Monroe 13,491 13,840

139 Harper Woods city Wayne 14,254 13,815

140 Leoni township Jackson 13,459 13,666

141 Mundy township Genesee 12,191 13,657

142 Vienna township Genesee 13,108 13,532

143 Wixom city Oakland 13,263 13,514

144 Niles township Berrien 13,325 13,501

145 Cannon township Kent 12,075 13,083

146 DeWitt township Clinton 12,093 13,065

147 Fruitport charter township Muskegon 12,533 12,993

148 Riverview city Wayne 13,272 12,909

149 Woodhaven city Wayne 12,530 12,853

150 Escanaba city Delta 13,140 12,752

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Pathetic how many people this state is loseing. Yeah, yeah I know. The population as a whole has gone up, but that is probebly only because of birth numbers. Alot more people move out than move in.

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a disturbing trend that shows how most cities are loosing population and townships are gaining, big in metro D, Mi is one of the worst in the nation in this

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Block 8-15 Make we want to vomit. They are basically sprawlyburbs, taking a huge chunk of the population.

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Actually, immigration is a huge reason why the state, as a whole, has posted siginificant gains in population. As bad as Michigan is doing, Ohio is doing even worse in the population loss department, despite our economic hardships. BTW, I have a hard time beliving that Dearborn is losing any population. I also take these numbers in the context of the SEMCOG numbers for southeast Michigan municipalities, as well, which I believe do a better job estimating.

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How is Dearborn a sprawlburb? Aside from the Fairlane area, the city is relatively dense. 24% of residents live in census tracts where the density is greater than 10,000 people per square mile, with nearly 80% living in census tracts with a density greater than 5,000 ppsm. Much of the rest of the population lives in the industrial southeastern corner of the city.

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i hate how there are townships in the top 20 :sick:

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And the reason places like Canton and Livonia are in the top 10 while places like Royal Oak and Lincoln Park are not is the same reason cities like Houston and San Antonio are in the top 10 while cities like Boston and San Francisco are not.

If Royal Oak TWP existed today as it did before suburbanization, the population would be 193,440. And that's after several decades of population decline. At one point the former Royal Oak TWP had well over 200,000 people. The former Nankin TWP (which is Westland, Garden City, Wayne, and half of Inkster) would have 152,404. The former Ecorse TWP (Wyandotte, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Melvindale, Southgate, Ecorse, River Rouge, and part of Detroit) would have 169,922.

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Right, to me there is something wrong with having a township with almost 100,000, there is not as much sense of community as a city would have even if it were a sprall-burb, it has to be something. Townships don't get as much recognition as a city does.

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Well Sterling Heights has Finally made it to the fourth largest city in the state, wouldn't take to much more before it, and it's neighbor Warren meet in the middle.

I'd like to see some stats on urban populations. You know how did Lansing Urban population fair. Id wager that if you did a study on where cities start and end, Lansing AA and GR would all post modest gains. I think alot of us put so much emphasis, on the borders in which a city governs. Where the real health of the city should be based on a few other factors too.

I am also suprised to see that Alpine TWP has lost population in the past few years. Wasn't it one of Kent Counties top growers in the last decade? I'll say this a million times If I have to, Until actual census numbers are done, you can't say for sure how many people live in certain cities. These numbers are based off of income tax returns. Take Grand Rapids, in 1999, census estimates placed the cities population, at around 186k but when the actual census came out, the cities population was 197k. What these numbers don't take into consideration, is the large immigrant population, that don't always file taxes, and those of us non immigrants who just arent responsible!

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