Poverty in Michigan
Per the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey, in 2005-2009, 15 percent of people were in poverty. Nineteen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 9 percent of people 65 years old and over. Ten percent of all families and 32 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
The US Census also has an interactive Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates tool on their website where you can see County and school district level data.
Check out Half in Ten's economic indicators for Michigan vs. other states. You can also download a Michigan Fact Sheet.
2007 Poverty Data Michigan Poverty Summit - Presentation by Lewis Walker Institute Director Tim Ready, PhD in December 2008
The most up-to-date poverty data provided by the U.S. Census shows the poverty data for the Southwest Michigan region.
State of Michigan IFRAMES not supported Michigan: its counties, cities and school districts
Census.gov - List of Poverty in all States, 2006
Homelessness in Michigan Michigan Campaign to End Homelessness
Homelessness in Michigan Fact Sheet - Quick facts about Michigan's homeless population
MSHDA Annual Report - An in depth look at homelessness in Michigan 2009
Homelessness numbers by county
Child Poverty in Michigan Michigan Child Executive Summary - February 2009
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