A recent Census survey ranks Orlando among the worst in the nation for income


Orlando was recently ranked among the worst in the nation for income, according to a recent Census survey. The American Community Survey put out by the Census Bureau ranks Orlando the third worst city among the country’s top 25 Metropolitan areas.

The survey results were released September 14th and show a median income for Orlando households at $52,385. The survey took a detailed look at the people, places and economy that make up the United States.

Two other cities ranked worse in household income besides Orlando. Astonishingly, these were also cities in Florida, including Miami at $51,362 and Tampa at $51,115. According to the Census survey, many states saw an increase in income and a decrease in poverty.  The U.S. medium household income is $57,617.

Although all three of these Florida cities had an increase in overall income from 2015 to 2016, it was hardly noticeable compared to other major cities in the U.S.

According to the recent August jobs report for Florida, the current jobless rate in Orlando is 3.8 percent, although many people are paid below minimum wage, let alone a living wage. People are struggling across the U.S., and it’s clearly visibly here in Florida.


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