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Friday, September 22, 2017

Orlando ranks among nation's worst for income, says recent Census survey

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 2:24 PM

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The jobless rate in Orlando is currently less than 4 percent, which would be something to brag about if the majority of these jobs actually paid a living wage.

According to the Census Bureau's recently released American Community Survey, Orlando has a median household income of $52,385, which makes it the third worst city among the country's top 25 metropolitan areas.

Just two other cities have lower median household incomes and, of course, they're both in Florida. Only Tampa ($51,115) and Miami ($51,362) ranked lower than Orlando.

Back in February, a study from United Way showed that 45 percent of households in Florida (and 43 percent in Orange County), still find it nearly impossible to obtain even the most basic necessities like healthcare, transportation, or even housing.

This is what we call the "working poor."
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