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7:24 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Austin: Second Fastest Growing City for Suburban Poverty

Austin has the second-largst percentage increase amoung top 100 biggest U.S. cities
Jeff Heimsath for KUT News

Austin is growing – and so is the area’s low income population.

Over the last decade or so, the number of people living in poverty in Austin grew by 77 percent. But the number of people living in poverty in the suburbs grew by more than 140 percent. These numbers made Austin the second-largest percentage increase among big cities across the U.S.

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