UPDATE: Census Bureau estimates show growth in Lansing and Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI (AP) -- U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Grand Rapids and its surrounding suburbs led much of Michigan's population growth last year.

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The Detroit News reports the western Michigan city surpassed the 200,000 population mark in the yearly estimates released Thursday.

Grand Rapids showed a population of 200,217 as of last summer, an increase of 1,135 residents. Growth also was reported in surrounding communities.

The same numbers show that the City of Lansing has grown for the eighth year in a row.

Lansing now has a population of 118,427.

That is an increase of over 4,000 individuals since the 2010 census.

The numbers for East Lansing show the city actually lost population.

East Lansing lost nearly 1,000 people over the last 8 years.

Detroit's population continues to decline, but the losses were smaller than in past years.

The estimates show 672,662 residents as of last summer, a loss of 1,526. The Detroit area's biggest gainers included the suburbs of Macomb Township, Canton Township and Novi.

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