Census figures: Flint is poorest city in the United States

FLINT (WJRT) (9/19/2017) - Newly released Census figures show Flint is No. 1, but not in a category the city wants to be tops.

Flint is the poorest city in the United States with 45 percent of residents living below the poverty line in 2016. That's 3 percentage points higher than 2015.

The media household income for Flint's 95,508 residents was just $25,896 for 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Even worse, 58 percent of children under age 18 are living below the poverty line. That's 40 percentage points higher than the national average of 18 percent.

Coming up at 5 and 6, see how these numbers are affecting families and social service agencies in real life. Also, see what efforts are under way to turn these statistics around.

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