In 2012, over 500,000 Michigan children lived below the federal poverty threshold (annual income of $23,284 for a family of four). Over 1,000,000 lived in low-income families (annual income of $46,566 for a family of four).
In the city of Detroit, 57% of our children live in poverty. 80% of our children qualify for free or reduced lunch.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did unto me.”
Child Poverty Statistics by State
State of the Detroit Child 2012