AUSTIN — Texas weathered the 2008 recession better than most states, but the state’s median income remains below 2000 levels, and the poverty and uninsured rates remain high, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
The state was one of only two where the poverty rate declined, dropping to 17.9 percent in 2012 from 18.5 percent in 2011, the highest rate recorded since 2000. Minnesota’s rate also declined.
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