New Estimates Show 49 Oakland County Communities Lost Population Since the Census
(Kurt Metzger, May 26, 2022)
Oakland County, MI – The Census Bureau released its first set of population estimates (5/26/22) for cities, villages and townships since the 2020 Census numbers were released last year.
The July 1, 2021 estimates have only 11 Oakland County communities gaining population; one showing no change; and, 49 that experienced population loss.
Among the population gainers were many of the usual suspects: Auburn Hills (403), Lyon Township (400), Novi (308), Commerce Township (173) and Holly Township (139).
On the other end, the bottom 5 communities for largest population losses were somewhat surprising: Farmington Hills (-699), Southfield (-681), Pontiac (-588), Troy (-480) and Waterford Township (-442).
If you want to explore the new estimates in greater detail, go to https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.html