AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite Austin topping many lists for its growth, jobs and entertainment, a new report highlights income inequality, a growing population of poor residents, and families struggling to keep food in the home in Central Texas.
The report isn’t all bad, though. It also points to a dropping crime rate and a higher rate of children graduating from high school in four years.
The report from the Community Advancement Network says low-income households grew at nearly twice the rate of the population as a whole.
Median household income, when adjusted for inflation was also less in 2012 than when the recession began, according to the report.