How is Austin getting less diverse? Not racially

Lawrence Wright has a new book out, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State. One thing I see him saying is that Austin is less diverse. Since he’s lived there for many decades, he has some personal data to bring to the table. And yet I wasn’t sure that that was right.

The Census shows that Austin is much more racially diverse than a generation ago. So what’s going on? I think Wright is talking about socioeconomic diversity, in particular how Austin is getting priced out of the range of the musicians who bring positive externalities to the city.

2 thoughts on “How is Austin getting less diverse? Not racially

  1. I don’t know a whole lot about Austin but it could be that the people who say Austin is getting less diverse are only talking about inner Austin and not the outlying suburbs where (I assume?) the majority of the population lives.

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