In March, Austin was named the No. 10 most economically segregated
metro area in the nation by urban theorist Richard Florida.
In other words, Florida’s study found that a high proportion of Austin-area
residents with household earnings above $100,000 tend to reside in neighborhoods where a majority of the households are also earning top dollar. Conversely, those residents living in households with less than $34,000 in annual earnings tend to be confined to neighborhoods where a majority of the households are also low-income.
Austin Business Journal has examined those numbers in Central Texas to
produce an earnings map, posted below this article. Colored from light green to
dark, it shows the percentage of households earning more than $100,000 per year for each census tract. The darker the color, the greater the proportion of
You can lick or hover on each section/track to see statistics:
click for full view map