Study: El Paso Has Highest Income Growth


POSTED: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 9:14am

El Paso has the highest income growth in the nation over the past twenty years, according to a study conducted by 

The study looked at 100 metropolitan areas and still ranks El Paso as the second lowest income per-capita.

We spoke with UTEP economy professor Tom Fullerton, and he said El Paso's income levels haven't been as hard-hit over the past few years compared to other cities because the housing market has been stable and graduation rates are up.

"There are some significant obstacles left to overcome before we can catch up to the rest of the United States," Fullerton said.

Baton Rouge and Baltimore had the second and third highest income growth level, according to the study. Honolulu had the lowest.

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You can buy a home in the burbs of Dallas for $160k on average and the average income is around $45k... cost of living is the same here and the median income is like $28k!!! Not that great to me .. and i'm talking about the average worker, not college graduates...

It is a Democratic city, not a White republican city...if it was a White republican city this would not happen...Vote DEMOCRAT
it was the policies of the xenophobic, homophobic, bigoted White republicans that drove the economy in the ditch...

Big deal. El Paso is still poor as can be. Most people owe everything they've got.

the 2nd paragraph in this article is what should be the headline. if a poor man has 2 pennies and finds 3 more pennies, then he has a "higher income growth" than a rich man who has $100,000 and earns another $1,000... greater than 100% income growth doesn't mean anything when you're still poor as dirt.

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