US Census Bureau reports Phoenix slowly bouncing back from economic downturn

PHOENIX - According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the housing market is bottoming out and more people across the country are working.

Despite those positive signs nationwide, numbers show Phoenix slowly bouncing back from the economic downfall.

While some households brought in more money in 2011, census numbers show Phoenix families make an average of $6,500 less per year than the rest of the country.

And more people in Phoenix are living in poverty compared to the national average.

Turning to education, the number of kids enrolling in pre-school is going down in Phoenix year to year and according to the Census we lag behind the rest of the country in that category too.

The city's population grew by about 24,000 people from 2010 - 2011.

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