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


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25.8% of Brownsville, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 47.2% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 27.0% of high school graduates and 69.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 36.1% among disabled males and 41.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 59.1%. For comparison, it was 28.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Brownsville, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Brownsville:

25.8%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Brownsville:

11.3%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Brownsville:

36.1%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Brownsville:

27.3%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Brownsville:

41.3%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Brownsville:

25.3%
Texas:

25.4%

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

59.1%
Residents above poverty level:

28.3%

Poverty by age in Brownsville, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Brownsville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Brownsville,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 37.7%Under 5 years
  • 16.0%5 years
  • 37.9%6 to 11 years
  • 37.5%12 to 14 years
  • 30.0%15 years
  • 37.7%16 and 17 years
  • 22.4%18 to 24 years
  • 15.8%25 to 34 years
  • 15.2%35 to 44 years
  • 15.5%45 to 54 years
  • 23.8%55 to 64 years
  • 12.2%65 to 74 years
  • 29.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Brownsville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Brownsville,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 50.4%Under 5 years
  • 23.1%5 years
  • 32.6%6 to 11 years
  • 37.5%12 to 14 years
  • 16.4%15 years
  • 34.7%16 and 17 years
  • 28.5%18 to 24 years
  • 22.1%25 to 34 years
  • 29.6%35 to 44 years
  • 19.7%45 to 54 years
  • 13.4%55 to 64 years
  • 17.9%65 to 74 years
  • 44.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Brownsville, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Brownsville,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.7%Under 5 years
  • 23.7%5 years
  • 22.9%6 to 11 years
  • 19.7%12 to 14 years
  • 23.3%15 years
  • 18.6%16 and 17 years
  • 14.9%18 to 24 years
  • 13.7%25 to 34 years
  • 13.7%35 to 44 years
  • 9.7%45 to 54 years
  • 11.4%55 to 64 years
  • 7.2%65 to 74 years
  • 8.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Brownsville, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Brownsville, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Brownsville, TX (%)
  • 14.6%White
  • 17.5%Black
  • 8.2%American Indian
  • 5.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 20.6%Other race
  • 36.8%2+ races
  • 26.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Brownsville, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Brownsville, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 1,239White
  • 166Black
  • 32American Indian
  • 61Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 962Other race
  • 3942+ races
  • 45,559Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 23.3%Below poverty level
  • 76.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 32.6%Below poverty level
  • 67.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Brownsville, TX

Children below poverty level:
Brownsville, Texas:

36.2%
State:

18.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Brownsville:

27.0%
Texas:

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

69.6%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 39.4%Married-couple family
  • 10.0%Male, no wife present
  • 50.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Brownsville not in families by work experience
  • 3.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 19.3%Worked part-time
  • 77.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.6%Both worked full-time
  • 5.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 20.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.1%Both worked part-time
  • 33.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 3.8%1999 to 2000
  • 10.6%1995 to 1998
  • 13.5%1990 to 1994
  • 23.2%1980 to 1989
  • 18.4%1970 to 1979
  • 11.8%1960 to 1969
  • 8.4%1950 to 1959
  • 5.5%1940 to 1949
  • 4.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 4.1%1999 to 2000
  • 12.8%1995 to 1998
  • 11.9%1990 to 1994
  • 23.1%1980 to 1989
  • 22.1%1970 to 1979
  • 9.2%1960 to 1969
  • 8.7%1950 to 1959
  • 4.3%1940 to 1949
  • 3.9%1939 or earlier
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