Crunching numbers 

A comparison of Detroit’s municipal work force with three other cities

City Population Number of workers Ratio of workers to residents

Detroit 911,400 18,743 1 per 50 residents

Chicago 2,800,000 37,171 1 per 75 residents

San Diego 1,100,000 11,269 1 per 100 residents

Indianapolis 731,000 4,079 1 per 180 residents

Sources: Most recent available numbers from U.S. Census, municipal Web sites, city officials, etc. Ratios are approximate.

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