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Austin, Texas (TX) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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Poverty rates in Austin, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Austin:

13.5%
Whole state:

15.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Austin:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Austin:

15.7%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 15.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Austin:

18.8%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Austin:

18.9%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 14.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Austin:

19.4%
Texas:

25.4%

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

83.5%
Residents above poverty level:

50.9%

Poverty by age in Austin, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Austin
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Austin,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 20.7%Under 5 years
  • 14.9%5 years
  • 17.6%6 to 11 years
  • 19.8%12 to 14 years
  • 13.0%15 years
  • 12.1%16 and 17 years
  • 33.3%18 to 24 years
  • 8.4%25 to 34 years
  • 5.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.9%45 to 54 years
  • 7.0%55 to 64 years
  • 5.5%65 to 74 years
  • 5.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Austin
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Austin,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.7%Under 5 years
  • 19.0%5 years
  • 18.3%6 to 11 years
  • 13.5%12 to 14 years
  • 15.9%15 years
  • 21.4%16 and 17 years
  • 35.5%18 to 24 years
  • 14.6%25 to 34 years
  • 8.5%35 to 44 years
  • 9.4%45 to 54 years
  • 7.4%55 to 64 years
  • 12.0%65 to 74 years
  • 11.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Austin, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Austin,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 8.1%Under 5 years
  • 8.6%5 years
  • 7.6%6 to 11 years
  • 6.0%12 to 14 years
  • 9.0%15 years
  • 9.1%16 and 17 years
  • 21.3%18 to 24 years
  • 5.5%25 to 34 years
  • 4.3%35 to 44 years
  • 3.1%45 to 54 years
  • 3.6%55 to 64 years
  • 2.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Austin, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Austin, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Austin, TX (%)
  • 8.5%White
  • 24.4%Black
  • 20.2%American Indian
  • 14.7%Asian
  • 19.6%Native Hawaiian
  • 25.9%Other race
  • 16.7%2+ races
  • 17.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Austin, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Austin, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 38,172White
  • 16,597Black
  • 825American Indian
  • 9,717Asian
  • 152Native Hawaiian
  • 17,481Other race
  • 4,5782+ races
  • 56,667Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 12.6%Below poverty level
  • 87.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.2%Below poverty level
  • 82.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Austin, TX

Children below poverty level:
Austin, Texas:

18.2%
State:

22.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Austin:

21.2%
Texas:

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

42.2%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.4%Married-couple family
  • 6.2%Male, no wife present
  • 67.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Austin not in families by work experience
  • 2.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 58.4%Worked part-time
  • 38.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.1%Both worked full-time
  • 7.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 22.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.6%Both worked part-time
  • 30.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 25.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.9%1999 to 2000
  • 7.9%1995 to 1998
  • 4.1%1990 to 1994
  • 22.7%1980 to 1989
  • 22.2%1970 to 1979
  • 15.6%1960 to 1969
  • 10.6%1950 to 1959
  • 6.8%1940 to 1949
  • 7.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.0%1999 to 2000
  • 10.1%1995 to 1998
  • 7.3%1990 to 1994
  • 24.8%1980 to 1989
  • 22.2%1970 to 1979
  • 11.8%1960 to 1969
  • 10.9%1950 to 1959
  • 5.4%1940 to 1949
  • 4.5%1939 or earlier
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