Map: Wealth Divides in Metro Detroit


CityLab covered a recent project by the Esri mapping company looking at the persistent problem of income disparities within cities; Wealth Divides. For Detroit, there isn’t much to report as median income is $25,764 and 40% of people live in poverty. It’s about the regional disparities and inequalities in Detroit.

I was surprised to see broad similarities across the region where the majority of households generate less than $70,000 per year. There is only one Census Tract in Detroit where household income breaks $100,000. Beyond the city limits income only changes in the Grosse Pointes to the East, Dearborn Heights to the West, and Royal Oak to the North. All three of those areas are anomalies surrounded by areas of lower income.


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