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1 In 4 MI Kids Live In Poverty

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)- More Michigan children are living in poverty and more are being born to unwed mothers.

The annual kids count report for Michigan is out and right now it doesn't look like Michigan is making the grade.

Taking a look at some important summary points:

-Michigan has the highest percentage in the mid-west of children living in poverty.

One out of every four Michigan kids lives in a family that makes less than $23,000 annually. The latest poverty line income barrier.

-Michigan hit an all-time high for the number of births to unwed mothers.

42% of children are born to moms who are not married. That percentage has gone up steadily since 2007when it was at 38%.

-At the county level, Jackson County had the highest percentage of births to unwed moms in mid-Michigan. It fell just under 50%. In Ingham County, it's near 43%. Livingston county had one of the lowest numbers at 23%.


The annual kids count report looks at children's economic well being, education and health and gives local leaders and communities a better picture of what they need to do to improve our children's future.

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