A New Detroit Town Hall: Challenging the Detroit Population Statistics from the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau
The census missed more than 20,000 Detroiters and further reduced the population by 7,150 in the 2021 estimates. In the filing of a lawsuit over the Census Bureau’s 2021 population estimate, Bureau Director Robert Santos admitted to undercounting several population groups that have been historically undercounted, specifically the African American and Hispanic populations, and overcounting the white population. Nationally, the Black population was undercounted at a rate of 3.3%, the Hispanic population at 4.9% and the non-Hispanic white population was overcounted at 1.6%, according to the lawsuit. Detroit has a 77.1% Black population and a nearly 8% Hispanic population. Join us for this important discussion.
Moderator: President and CEO of the Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan, N. Charles Anderson
Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Kurt Metzger
Corporation Counsel, City of Detroit, Conrad Mallett
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib
Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence