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How the Government Stacks Up

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This percentile value reflects how this government's overall fiscal health compared to other governments of the same type nationwide in recent years. The government performed better than the percentage of governments shown, so a higher value means the government performed better relative to its peers.

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Fiscal Health at a Glance

Overall

Percentile

2nd
Detroit City
Population: 713,777
State: Michigan
http://www.detroitmi.gov/
BUDGET BALANCE

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ASSET FLEXIBILITY
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PENSION FUNDING
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Overall

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2nd
Detroit City
Population: 713,777
http://www.detroitmi.gov/
BUDGET BALANCE

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ASSET FLEXIBILITY
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PENSION FUNDING
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Annual Financials

Overall, the city of Detroit, Michigan ranked among some of the worst performing of U.S. cities performing cities we assessed nationwide. Its worst single performance area in our assessment was asset flexibility, in which Detroit ranked worse than 95% of other cities in the United States.

Cash Flow

Total Revenues
$3.31 b
Total Expenses
$2.38 b

Net Worth

Total Assets
$9.93 b
Total Liabilities
$10.04 b

Public Employee
Retirement Benefits

Unfunded Pension
Liability
$984.9 m
Unfunded Non-Pension Liability
$5.73 b

Visualizing the Data