State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs

State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs
Joanna Wojtkowiak
State of Texas: Poverty In the Suburbs

Suburban poverty across the nation is increasing at an alarming rate, and its double the rate of poverty in cities, according to recent research by the Brookings Institution. The level of suburban poverty in Texas is growing faster than the national average. That’s due to Texas’ booming population and the growth of affordable housing in the suburbs while many inner-city areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio become more expensive. People with lower incomes are pushed out to suburban communities where housing might be more affordable. Between 2007 and 2010, the number of unemployed Texans living in the suburbs more than doubled.

Source: Brookings Institution
Illustration: Joanna Wojtkowiak

You May Also Like:

  • Eye on Texas: Unyielding Texas

  • gold handcuffs

    Life Outside the Box

    When Jacqueline Conn lost her job, she found a movement — one that aims to help 70 million Americans with criminal records find a way out of the 'box.'
  • Payday lending

    Jumping the Loan Sharks

    Ending predatory lending is a 'big jigsaw with a lot of pieces,' but one model, developed in the Valley, may solve part of the puzzle.
Published at 12:30 pm CST