Williams: A Mayor’s Most Important Job (was Burlington on his mind?) April 19, 2018Burlington, Financial, Iowa, Local, News, Political, Security, West BurlingtonFalcon Click here: When World War II ended, Washington, DC’s population was about 900,000; today it’s about 700,000. In 1950, Baltimore’s population was almost 950,000; today it’s around 614,000. Detroit’s 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it’s down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey’s 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 77,000. St. Louis’ 1950 population was more than 856,000; today it’s less than 309,000. A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly large and prosperous cities. For the rest of the story….