Report: Mich. has many kids in high-poverty areas

A new report says Michigan ranks among the 10 worst states for children living in high-poverty neighborhoods.
AP Wire
Feb 23, 2012


The Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation released today says Michigan was among the states with the highest concentrations of poverty. That’s defined as neighborhoods where 30 percent or more the population is in poverty.

Poverty is defined as about $22,000 per year or less for a family of four.

The report says Detroit had the biggest share of children living in concentrated poverty. Statewide, the report says Michigan saw its share of kids in high-poverty neighborhoods climb from 8 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2006-2010.

The report uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.



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