Poverty was also higher in Detroit than statewide for every racial or ethnic group. The largest poverty rate gaps between the two areas were for Asians and Whites. A little over 60 percent of Asians living in Detroit were considered to be poor; the ratio was only 13 percent statewide. Forty percent of White Detroit residents were poor; only 13.5 percent of Michigan’s White population was considered to be living under the poverty line in 2013.
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