09/28/2012 01:01 pm ET Updated Nov 28, 2012

Numbers Expert Says Detroit Population Has Dipped Below 700,000, But Is Starting To Turn Corner

DETROIT, MI -- A local demographer says the city is starting to turn the corner when it comes to population and income figures, but that statistics still show dire conditions for Detroiters.

U.S. Census Bureau numbers from the American Community Survey released last week indicated a 1-percent decline in city residents from 2010 to 2011, but Kurt Metzger, Director of Data Driven Detroit, described that estimate as rosier than reality.

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