Report: Growing population of poor residents in Austin

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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.

 

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