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Shocking Statistics

  • In 2014 the child poverty level in Detroit was 94,000 or 57% (National rate 22%)
  • Detroit has the highest percentage of children living in poverty when compared to 52 large U.S. cities
  • In Macomb County 17.9% of children live in poverty (Michigan percentage is 24.7%) -2012 data
  • In Macomb County 29.5% of fourth-graders were not proficient in MEAP reading -2013 data
  • 14.3% of children in Oakland county live in poverty-2013 data

 

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Definition: The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In calendar year 2014, a family of two adults and two children fell in the “poverty” category if their annual income fell below $24,008
Data obtained from Kids Count Data Profile http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/43-children-in-poverty
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