According to a 2024 study done, which measured factors like overall economic well-being, general health & safety, and many others, found that Detroit ranked as their “neediest” city in America. While Detroit has made significant improvement in terms of growth and development over the past few years, even being considered one of the best places to visit in 2024, it’s still painful to see that there is still so much room for improvement as a city.
Why is Detroit the “neediest” city in America?
The study, which measured cities across the entire country produced a ranking of the 182 “neediest” cities in the country, and as we mentioned earlier, included a wide number of obvious factors like each city’s economic well-being and safety, also included other factors like quality of social programs, dropout rates, overcrowding in housing units, just to name a few. Given the overall evaluation of these factors compared to other cities around America, they determined that Detroit is currently the worst in the country in terms of economic well-being and 5th worst in terms of health & safety, which is obviously far from ideal.
That being said there’s certainly a lot to be proud of in Detroit, and while we may have some metrics that say Detroit has a lot to improve upon we think that this study hasn’t accounted for how much development has taken place in Detroit throughout 2023. Certainly, some things can be and should be improved, but that can be said about any city in this country! The reality is that there is no perfect city in America, but considering Detroit has a chip on its shoulder to continue its upward trajectory and growth, we genuinely believe that this could be the last time Detroit makes this list of “neediest cities in America” let alone being number one on the list…See the full list with all the details here…