Large school districts with highest percentage of children in poverty

March 28, 2017
Among the 100 school districts with the largest populations, these districts have the highest percentage of children 5 to 17 living in poverty.

The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program provides annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for school districts.

The data for 2015 show that among the 100 largest districts by overall population, Detroit has the highest percentage of children aged 5 to 17 living in poverty—nearly 52 percent.

Here are the 10 districts among the 100 largest that had the highest percentage of children living in poverty in 2015.

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