REPORT: 60% of Detroit children in povertySubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:30
REPORT: 60% of Detroit children in poverty
January 24, 2013 | 2:13PM
DETROIT (WWJ) A new report from Data Driven Detroit reveals that in spite of the many families with kids that left Detroit between 2000 and 2010 — much of the city’s population still consists of children living in poverty.
Sixty percent of children in Detroit live in poverty, per the “State of Detroit” report. This represents a 64.7 percent increase in child poverty in the city since 1999. Children account for 194,347 of Detroit’s residents, or 27 percent of the city’s total population.