Income & Wealth Building

All Detroiters should be able to meet their unique needs and prosper by accessing, generating, and maintaining income and wealth.

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Overview: Low incomes and housing values continue to hamper upward mobility into the middle class.

Income and wealth building are related but distinct concepts that can be viewed as a high-level assessment of Detroit’s progress towards economic equity. Many of the economic inequities that exist in Detroit and the region are rooted in the inability to directly access, generate, and maintain income and wealth.

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Non-Wage Income Per Tax Return
Median Household IncomeShare of Population That is Middle ClassNon-Wage Income Per Tax ReturnAverage Home Values