Austin’s share of regional households whose income is less than 60% median family income (MFI)

Status
The percentage of the region's households who make less than 60% MFI  in income is around 55%. While this is a decrease it does not account for households who may prefer a more suburban lifestyle Austin outside of Austin's city limits.

Trending

In 2005, 62% of Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) households who were making less than 60% of the Austin 2005 median household income were within the City of Austin.
In 2017, 56% of Austin MSA households who were making less than 60% of the Austin 2017 median household income were within the City of Austin.
This change demonstrates the suburbanization of lower income households in the Austin area.

Additional Measure Insights

This indicator is calculated by the total households making less than 60% MFI annually within the Austin City Limits versus the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (table S1901)
ACS is a survey with sampled statistics on the citywide level and is subject to a margin of error. ACS sample size and data quality measures can be found on their website in the Methodology section.

Measure Details and Definition

1) Definition:  This measure answers the question: are a greater number of households making less than 60% MFI annually seeking housing opportunities within the MSA but outside of the City of Austin? There is no target for this measure, but the City of Austin is monitoring this as a community measure.
2) Calculation method:  #of households making less than 60% MFI annually within the City of Austin/total # of households making less than 60% MFI annually in the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
3) Data Collection Process: Data collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.
4) Measure Target Calculation: There is no target for this measure, but the City of Austin is monitoring this as a community measure.
5) Frequency Measure is Reported: Annually (Calendar Year),