Report Finds Gaps In Economic Opportunities For Hispanic Families In Central Texas

In central Texas, 35 percent of Hispanic children live below the poverty line, while 6 percent of white children do.

By Syeda HasanFebruary 16, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From KUT:

Hispanic families in Central Texas don’t have the same opportunities to access health care, employment and early childhood education, according to a new report from the Austin Community Foundation.

Researchers with the foundation’s Hispanic Impact Fund looked at data on residents of Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Burnett, Caldwell and Hays counties. They found the average per capita income in Central Texas is around $32,000, but for Latino residents, it’s about half that amount – just more than $17,000 a year.

During a discussion about the report Tuesday, Geronimo Rodriguez, chief advocacy officer for the Seton Healthcare Family, said the findings shed light on overlooked populations

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