Knowing how our children are faring is essential to understanding the strength of Detroit’s turnaround.
But that information has been complex and hard to come by… until now.
Data Driven Detroit and The Skillman Foundation have partnered to bring open, user-friendly access to the information that matters most to ensuring Detroit is first and foremost a city that cares for children.
The goal of the State of the Detroit Child platform is to provide reliable, timely data to improve the well-being of Detroit’s kids by driving informed decision making and advocacy at every level, from community leaders, policymakers, and nonprofit organizations to individuals and families.
The State of the Detroit Child data tool offers:
A comprehensive view of the conditions Detroit children experience
Data from the granular (census tract and zip code) to the large-scale (city and congressional district) for anywhere in the state of Michigan
Information displayed through interactive visualizations that make the data easy to understand
Where do children in Detroit live?
How many third graders are proficient in English Language Arts?
How does child poverty differ across the city?
What’s the high school graduation rate?
How many youth are neither in school nor working?
How many mothers in Detroit did not receive adequate prenatal care?
Here you'll find a starting point to accessing census data related to Detroit children. Click "Getting Started" for a broad overview of the data or jump right into a topic and start exploring.
- Hospital visits through Medicaid
- Infant Mortality
- Public Assistance
Hope Starts Here
Childhood data and research intended to inform efforts to improve Detroit’s early childhood ecosystem; Hope Starts Here is a community partnership led by the W.K. Kellogg and Kresge Foundations
2013 Student Dispersion Analysis
An interactive map showing where students attending Detroit schools reside; created by Data Driven Detroit
Parent Dashboard for School Transparency
A dashboard that provides performance data for all public schools, including charters, in the state of Michigan; created by the Michigan Department of Education
KIDS COUNT Data Center
Child well-being data and trend analysis from trusted national resources; complied by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Kids Count in Michigan
State and local-level child well-being data and analysis; led by the Michigan League for Public Policy as part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s national KIDS COUNT effort
The Community Opportunity Map
An interactive map that highlights the aspects of communities that are associated with safe children and strong families; created by Casey Family Programs.