8 Facts About Detroit

1. City of Detroit has a higher than average percentage of households without a car.

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2. The Catholic school population in Detroit has decreased due to the increase of charter schools, increasing tuition at Catholic schools, the small number of African-American Catholics, White Catholics moving to suburbs, and the decreased number of teaching nuns.

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3. On July 18, 2013, the City of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

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4. In the 1980s, Detroit was an important center of the hardcore punk rock underground with many nationally known bands coming out of the city and its suburbs, such as The Necros, The Meatmen, and Negative Approach.

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5. In the 1940s, Detroit blues artist John Lee Hooker became a long-term resident in the city's southwest Delray neighborhood.

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6. As of 2010 the mean income of Detroit is below the overall US average by several thousand dollars.

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7. In 2007, Downtown Detroit was recognized as a best city neighborhood in which to retire among the United States' largest metro areas by CNN Money Magazine editors.

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8. On July 18, 2013, Detroit became the largest US city to file for bankruptcy.

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