Cen­sus: Detroit’s poverty rate fell, but still high­est in na­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - AMERICAN SCENE -

DETROIT | Fewer peo­ple are liv­ing in poverty in Detroit, although the for­mer car and man­u­fac­tur­ing gi­ant still has the high­est rate among the na­tion’s 20 largest cities.

Detroit’s 2016 poverty rate of

35.7 per­cent was down from nearly 40 per­cent the year be­fore, the U.S. Cen­sus Bureau said Thurs­day. Cen­sus es­ti­mates show Detroit’s 2016 me­dian house­hold in­come of just over $28,000 topped the nearly $26,000 in 2015.

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