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Amarillo, Texas (TX) Poverty Rate Data
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13.7% of Amarillo, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 7.5% less than the poverty level of 14.7% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 20.0% of high school graduates and 42.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 16.9% among disabled males and 21.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 65.5%. For comparison, it was 32.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Amarillo, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Amarillo:

13.7%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Amarillo:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Amarillo:

16.9%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Amarillo:

28.6%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Amarillo:

21.3%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Amarillo:

26.8%
Texas:

25.4%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

65.5%
Residents above poverty level:

32.0%

Poverty by age in Amarillo, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Amarillo
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Amarillo,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 10.9%Under 5 years
  • 9.8%5 years
  • 17.5%6 to 11 years
  • 20.1%12 to 14 years
  • 34.2%15 years
  • 25.3%16 and 17 years
  • 15.9%18 to 24 years
  • 16.0%25 to 34 years
  • 8.1%35 to 44 years
  • 10.1%45 to 54 years
  • 9.1%55 to 64 years
  • 10.0%65 to 74 years
  • 10.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Amarillo
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Amarillo,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 11.2%Under 5 years
  • 11.8%5 years
  • 12.6%6 to 11 years
  • 16.4%12 to 14 years
  • 10.9%15 years
  • 3.9%16 and 17 years
  • 20.5%18 to 24 years
  • 13.2%25 to 34 years
  • 15.2%35 to 44 years
  • 12.6%45 to 54 years
  • 16.2%55 to 64 years
  • 10.9%65 to 74 years
  • 16.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Amarillo, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Amarillo,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 9.3%Under 5 years
  • 9.9%5 years
  • 8.1%6 to 11 years
  • 5.6%12 to 14 years
  • 6.2%15 years
  • 7.7%16 and 17 years
  • 10.9%18 to 24 years
  • 6.5%25 to 34 years
  • 5.0%35 to 44 years
  • 2.9%45 to 54 years
  • 3.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.0%65 to 74 years
  • 3.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Amarillo, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Amarillo, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Amarillo, TX (%)
  • 7.8%White
  • 27.3%Black
  • 12.7%American Indian
  • 18.3%Asian
  • 22.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 17.9%Other race
  • 24.3%2+ races
  • 20.6%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Amarillo, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Amarillo, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 8,169White
  • 3,533Black
  • 142American Indian
  • 1,603Asian
  • 43Native Hawaiian
  • 1,015Other race
  • 1,7722+ races
  • 13,939Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 13.4%Below poverty level
  • 86.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.4%Below poverty level
  • 84.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Amarillo, TX

Children below poverty level:
Amarillo, Texas:

14.6%
State:

20.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Amarillo:

20.0%
Texas:

18.5%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Amarillo:

42.5%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 44.1%Married-couple family
  • 10.6%Male, no wife present
  • 45.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Amarillo not in families by work experience
  • 4.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 41.5%Worked part-time
  • 53.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.8%Both worked full-time
  • 7.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 22.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 16.6%Both worked part-time
  • 27.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 24.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 3.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 8.8%1980 to 1989
  • 12.9%1970 to 1979
  • 17.1%1960 to 1969
  • 23.0%1950 to 1959
  • 17.0%1940 to 1949
  • 15.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 5.5%1995 to 1998
  • 3.3%1990 to 1994
  • 12.8%1980 to 1989
  • 17.3%1970 to 1979
  • 18.9%1960 to 1969
  • 24.4%1950 to 1959
  • 8.4%1940 to 1949
  • 8.0%1939 or earlier
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