“In the simpler days of Census data, population numbers for a given metro area either went up or down in lockstep with that region’s economic output. There were few wrinkles in the data to pull apart and analyze. Now, there’s tons of data to grapple with, offering multiple story lines.”
“The local media has looked at several of those story lines. One of them is Greater Cleveland’s growing diversity and an increase in occupied housing units in the city of Cleveland, even though its population went down.
“Here’s another story line — the city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are growing and shrinking at the same time.”