June 1, 2023
In this Bridge Detroit article, Malachi Bridge discusses how a new survey shows Detroit residents have a lower quality of life compared to those in neighboring suburban communities, shedding light on why Detroiters may leave the city but not Wayne County.
The survey cites DFC’s 2019 report Growing Detroit’s African American Middle Class which found Detroit has the lowest share of middle-class neighborhoods out of the largest 50 U.S. cities, though Detroit ranks 6th for its share of Black middle-class neighborhoods. The nonprofit research group found 33 census tracts meet the definition of a Black middle-class neighborhood in metro Detroit, of which 11 are located in the city.
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