The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 2 Jan. 1824, page 3

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A View of Detroit.

...Agreeably to the census, recently taken, Detroit contains a population of 1325 souls, exclusive of the garrison. Of these 220 are heads of families, 721 males and 519 females. Of the males 416 are over, and 305 under twenty-one; and of the females 239 over, and 320 under twenty- one years of age,--and 55 persons of color. If to the above we add 501, the number of inhabitants living directly in the vicinity, and 81 United States' troops in the Cantonment, with their families, we have a gross population of 2300 souls.

It also contains 366 buildings 155 of which are dwelling houses, nearly half two stories high, some three and a proportional number of brick and stone; 13 for public uses; 30 stores 6 taverns; 5 wharves and store houses; 12 groceries, a grist mill and carding machine; [ ] manufactory; soap and candle manufactory; brewery and distillery in the vicinity; collector's office; post office; printing and land office. ...

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 2 Jan. 1824, page 3