BET Takes On Detroit: The City by the Numbers

BET.com gives a numerical snapshot of the Motor City.

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Detroit by the Numbers - With a storied past and a host of challenges standing in the way of its future, Detroit is undoubtedly one of America’s most intriguing cities. Now, BET.com gives a numerical snapshot of the Motor City.   (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chocolate City - Detroit’s population is more than 80 percent Black.  (Photo: Getty Images/STOCK)

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Chocolate City - Detroit’s population is more than 80 percent Black. (Photo: Getty Images/STOCK)

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Black-Owned Businesses - A whopping 64.2 percent of Detroit’s businesses are black-owned, compared to rates of just 8.9 percent in Michigan overall and 7.1 percent nationwide. (Photo: Getty Images/STOCK)

Work Flow - Twenty-nine percent of Detroiters work in service occupations and 25 percent make a living in sales and office occupations. (Photo: REUTERS /REBECCA COOK /LANDOV)

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Work Flow - Twenty-nine percent of Detroiters work in service occupations and 25 percent make a living in sales and office occupations. (Photo: REUTERS /REBECCA COOK /LANDOV)

Education - Seventy-seven percent of Detroiters have earned a high school diploma and 12 percent have earned a Bachelor’s degree.                 (Photo: Hugh Grannum-Pool/Getty Images)

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Education - Seventy-seven percent of Detroiters have earned a high school diploma and 12 percent have earned a Bachelor’s degree.                (Photo: Hugh Grannum-Pool/Getty Images)

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Homeownership - Nearly 54 percent of Detroiters own their own homes.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Homeownership - Nearly 54 percent of Detroiters own their own homes.  (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Income - Detroit’s median household income from 2007 to 2011 was $27,862, compared to a state-wide median income of $48,669. Nineteen percent of Detroit households earn less than $10,000 per year.  (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Leadership Strategy - “I plan to lead from the people's will, not crony capitalism and big money and bring people with me from all walks of life, to inspire all Texans to rise higher and above and beyond where they are now and be a part of this economy. I am the only candidate with an anti-poverty agenda," Fristsch says.   (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Poverty - Thirty-six percent of the city lives below the poverty line, compared to statewide poverty rates of 15.7 percent.            (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Migration - Latinos make up Detroit’s largest immigrant group, comprising 55.1 percent of all foreign-born Detroiters. Ninety-four percent of all Detroit residents were born in the U.S. (Photo: REUTERS /REBECCA COOK /LANDOV)

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Migration - Latinos make up Detroit’s largest immigrant group, comprising 55.1 percent of all foreign-born Detroiters. Ninety-four percent of all Detroit residents were born in the U.S. (Photo: REUTERS /REBECCA COOK /LANDOV)

Crime - Although officials say overall crime fell by 2.63 percent in 2012, last year marked Detroit’s deadliest year in decades, with homicides topping 400. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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Crime - Although officials say overall crime fell by 2.63 percent in 2012, last year marked Detroit’s deadliest year in decades, with homicides topping 400. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)