Children Living in High-Poverty Areas

KIDS COUNT: Mich. ranks 44th for children in high-poverty areas

Michigan ranks among the 10 worst states for children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, a new study finds, but there are clear steps to take to improve the lives of kids in those communities.

The report, Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities, was released by KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It found that Michigan ranked 44th among the states (No. 1 being the best or lowest rate) for concentration of poverty, defined as neighborhoods where 30 percent or more the population is in poverty.

Annie E. Casey Foundation


Data Snapshot on High-Poverty Communities
Fact Sheet: High poverty in Michigan
Poverty by County: Michigan and Metro Detroit maps
National news release
Michigan news release