2020 Census Likely to Rob Michigan of Another Congressional Seat. Rural Reps? Get Ready for More Driving.

In a nutshell: Michigan is likely to lose a seat in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives following the 2020 Census. Slow state population growth is a major factor in this. Urban areas are growing while most rural areas are losing population.  ...

Lessons learned while studying Michigan’s urban and rural communities

Most of Michigan’s residents are located in the state’s urban areas, but those urban areas comprise little of the state’s land area. Relative to the rural areas, the populations in urban communities are growing faster, have more diversity in race an...