Report: Growing population of poor residents in Austin


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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