State's income plunge sharpest in nation The Detroit Newsand
Census: State's slide accelerated last year Detroit Free PressAmong the disturbing trends in the numbers reported by the Freep, Detroit’s poverty rate was a tad above one-quarter in 2000, hit one-third in 2008 and continued to rise to 36.4 percent in the new 2009 numbers. (The Freep’s overplay of “Detroit sees rise in white residents” on 1A is another matter, not that the story was without significance.) But for the record, here are the updated numbers for our Detroit middle-class analysis, showing declines in the largest two of the three household income slices we looked at.
|$50,000-$99,999 2006-2008 percent households||$50,000-$99,999 20009 percent households|
|$100,000-$199,999 2006-2008 percent households||$150,000-$199,999 2009 percent households|
|$200,000 and up 2006-2008 percent households||$200,000 and up 2009 percent households|
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