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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Uphill Both Ways: Chronicling Metro Detroit’s Transit Mismatch

This is the first post in a new D3 blog series looking at employment and commuting patterns in Detroit and the surrounding region.

The recent Detroit Free Press feature on James Robertson, a Detroit resident who faces a four-hour commute to his job in Rochester that can involve twenty-one miles of walking, provides a new [Read on...]

County Health Rankings and Ratings

By Katharine Frohardt-Lane

Would you have guessed that, by one measure, the healthiest county overall in Michigan is Leelanau? Now, thanks to the “County Health Rankings and Ratings,” a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, you can investigate health measures for your county and state easily [Read on...]

For every Michigan voter, three sat out the primaries

Where have all the voters gone?

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced that nearly 1.7 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, based on unofficial returns.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot,” said Land, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Turnout mirrored our projection of nearly 1.7 [Read on...]

2009 MEAP: Public school reading scores outshine the charters

It has been said that a child learns to read up until third grade, after which he/she reads to learn. The ability to read at an early age is critical for academic success across all subjects in the years to come.

The State of Michigan recently released results from the Fall 2009 MEAP. [Read on...]