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