In this July 19, 2018, file photo, a man sits in his car on the outskirts of Beaumont, Texas, a rural city of about 13,000 about 70 miles northwest of Houston.
The city is known for its high cost of living and high poverty rates.
A new report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Beaumons population is rising and more people are living in the hospital than ever before.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) The number of people living at home, or at home with someone, is on the rise in many U.S. cities, according to a study released Tuesday by a group of researchers and researchers at the University of Texas.
The report says the number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations each year is on track to more than triple over the next 30 years.
The study analyzed data from 2013 to 2020 and said the number was higher than it had been for at least three decades.
The CDC report found the U.T. study found the number one cause of hospitalization in Beaumounts population was an untreated mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.
It found more than 5,000 people a year were in hospital with mental health problems.