Poverty Rates and Population in Detroit, Cities Around the Country [Map + Motion Graphic]

Poverty Rates Across U.S. Cities

Press “play” and watch how the populations and poverty rates change in various American cities, including Detroit. This interactive Google Motion graphic allows you to watch the trends over the years and isolate a particular city by selecting it.

Here’s another look at the U.S. cities we charted. “Hover” over each to see individual city data about population and poverty.

Powered by The Detroit Journalism Cooperative with support from The James L. Knight Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative.

Image credit: WDET

Filed Under: #DBTNpoverty

This post is a part of Detroit by the Numbers.

WDET is putting Detroit’s urban — and suburban — data myths to the test, separating fact from fiction.  

Detroit by the Numbers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and is powered by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative. Support for this project comes from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.




About the Author

Melissa Mason

Research Associate

UM-Dearborn Political Science student. Thought interning at WDET would be interesting. Does data for “Detroit By The Numbers” and assists with “Detroit Today.”

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