We’ve seen news articles and public officials publicizing Oakland County as one of “the wealthiest counties in the country,” But where does this statistic come from? Does Oakland County make it in the top ten? Does it even come close?
As part of WDET and Data Driven Detroit’s (D3) new segment—Detroit by the Numbers—we demystify widely-held myths about the region to tell the stories behind the numbers. You can check out our full story (including interviews and maps) from the past two segments, Oakland County and poverty, as well as our upcoming segment on Detroit parks at www.detroitbythenumbers.org.