Detroit is a city located in the state of Michigan. Due in large part to a recent exodus of African Americans moving from Detroit to the surrounding suburbs, the population of the city has dropped a shocking 25% and is now estimated at roughly 713,777 citizens. 50.9% of that population is made up of women. The average annual PPP per individual living in Detroit is slightly more than $29,000. The average life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years, but Detroit has the lowest of any city included in the study.

Life Expectancy

In the city of Detroit, an average of roughly 12,000 babies is born each year. Of that number, roughly 230 die each year in infancy. For every 1000 babies born in the United States an average of 7.8 do not survive until their 5th birthday. The specific rates for the city of Detroit were unavailable. Though the United States is considered to be the richest country in the world, 40,000 households in Detroit are too poor to have steady access to running water. Hunger and malnutrition rates were unavailable for Detroit, but it is a fact that the city is considered a "food desert", or region abandoned by major grocery chains which lacks ready access to fresh produce and other sources of necessary nutrients.

Marriage and Birth

The average age of marriage for the city of Detroit is not available, but one would assume it must be comparable to the median age of marriage in the US which is currently estimated at 26 for women and 28 for men. In the United States, the average age of first time mothers is estimated at 25, yet in Detroit, one in four babies is born to a mother under the age of 20. In the United States roughly 343,000 mothers die during childbirth annually.


Only 24.9% of Detroit students graduate from high school. 47% of Detroit residents are in need of literary assistance. Despite the fact that women make up 50% of the nation's workforce, only 17% of seats in the Michigan House of Representatives are filled by women.

Here is how we rebuild in Detroit:

I Want to be in Love with Me Program

Healthy Living

Growing Preparedness

A Second Chance – Rehabilitation


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