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CBS Detroit

Report: Childhood Poverty High In Detroit, But Teen Pregnancy Down

DETROIT (WWJ) A new report from Data Driven Detroit reveals that in spite of the many families with kids that left Detroit between 2000 and 2010 — much of the city’s population still consists of children  living in poverty.

Sixty percent of children in Detroit live in poverty, per the “State of Detroit” report.  This represents a 64.7 percent increase in child poverty in the city since 1999. Children account for 194,347 of Detroit’s residents, or 27 percent of the city’s total population.

Despite the poverty rate, the report also shows that there are some positive changes taking place in the city, according to the data firm’s director Kurt Metzger. It shows a significant decrease in the number of teen pregnancies.



  1. Let me guess

    January 26th, 2013

    Run by Liberals

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  2. Tim

    January 26th, 2013

    Children’s economic situations are the sole province of the parents.

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    January 26th, 2013

    Is it really that hard for these black ‘statisticians’ in Data Driven Detroit to understand the difference between ‘the number’ of teen pregnancies and ‘the percent’ of teen pregnancies. My guess is the number went down; the percent stayed constant or increased.

    BTW, “received appropriate prenatal care” is libspeak for abortion. Ya, we took care of it.

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  4. serfer62

    January 26th, 2013

    Maybe if the used their FOOD STAMPS to buy food instead of gin…

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  5. B. Hussein Obama

    January 26th, 2013

    A glimpse of America’s future …

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  6. Dr Tar

    January 26th, 2013

    I wonder how the wolf population is doing in Detroit? There must be plenty of game by now to support their come back.

    As they plow the place under and let it go back to nature the Sierra Club will be happy at the retrograding of progress.

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  7. jeckelmyhyde

    January 26th, 2013

    If this is the case, who is spending all the damn entitlement money being pumped into Detroit and for what.

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  8. scr_north

    January 26th, 2013

    Teen pregancies are down because Planned Parenthood started introducing Drive-Thru’s at all their locations.

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