New census data says more Michigan residents in poverty

      More people in Michigan living in poverty.

      New census data is showing that more Michigan residents are living in poverty. The 2010 numbers from the American Community Survey released show the poverty rate rose from 16.2 percent in 2009 to 16.8 percent in Michigan.

      In Detroit, 37.6 percent were in poverty and 53.6 percent of children. Median household income fell more than 1 percent from 2009 to $45,413 as more people worked in the lower-pay service industry than in manufacturing.

      The percent of children in poverty in Michigan rose from 22.5 percent to 23.5 percent. William Testa, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, told The Detroit News the trends illustrate recent losses in Michigan.

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