And a population of two million.
Now with 700,000, half functionally illiterate, the city is bankrupt.
But the suburbs are fine. Troy is fantastically wealthy and Auburn Hills is nice.
But if you live in Troy you don't go to Detroit.
What happened was the city died and the donut ring survived.
Now that seems impossible in Canada but is it? Industrial cities like Hamilton can go downhill while Dundas and Ancaster grow. Even proud Toronto could (especially if the current municipal politics continues) be overtaken by Markham and Pickering and Oakville.
Don't think Detroit has no implications for elsewhere.