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Report: Houston’s Richest Are Becoming More Isolated from Everyone Else

Posted on · Houston’s high-poverty areas have quadrupled since 1980, according to a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The county’s upper-income census tracts tend to be more homogeneous — meaning that individuals with similar levels of income live in the same place. The researchers said this trend has been amplified over time, with […]

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Is Houston Racially Segregated Or Economically?

Posted on · Almost like a drumbeat, Houstonians know – and love to repeat – the notion that we are the “most diverse city in America.” And Dr. Stephen Klineberg, co-founder of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, says that’s correct. Houston exhibits something called “the entropy index,” meaning our city comes closer than any […]

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The Number of Millionaires in Houston is Growing — Is that Good or Bad?

Posted on · A study from New World Wealth reported Houston has the fastest growing community of multi-millionaires in the country. While that might sound good, does this mean our income divide is growing wider — or does a rising tide really raise all boats? And how did CEO compensation packages actually grow to this level, not to […]

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How Does Where You Live in Houston Affect Your Health?

Posted on · We talk with Stephen Klineberg about Rice’s Houston Area Health Survey, which examines the connection between health insurance and perceived wellness, and the role factors ranging from income to age to education to ethnicity to even the neighborhood you live in may have on your health and well-being.