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


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18.5% of Dallas, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 20.3% greater than the poverty level of 14.7% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 12.8% of high school graduates and 43.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 18.7% among disabled males and 23.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 75.8%. For comparison, it was 53.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Dallas, TX

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

18.5%
Whole state:

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

8.0%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Dallas:

18.7%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Dallas:

26.6%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Dallas:

23.2%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Dallas:

27.1%
Texas:

25.4%

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

75.8%
Residents above poverty level:

53.5%

Poverty by age in Dallas, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Dallas
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Dallas,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.2%Under 5 years
  • 34.8%5 years
  • 31.1%6 to 11 years
  • 29.0%12 to 14 years
  • 32.8%15 years
  • 19.1%16 and 17 years
  • 14.1%18 to 24 years
  • 11.9%25 to 34 years
  • 12.9%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 12.6%55 to 64 years
  • 12.8%65 to 74 years
  • 12.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Dallas
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Dallas,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.3%Under 5 years
  • 30.8%5 years
  • 28.9%6 to 11 years
  • 29.2%12 to 14 years
  • 25.8%15 years
  • 27.3%16 and 17 years
  • 24.7%18 to 24 years
  • 18.7%25 to 34 years
  • 16.4%35 to 44 years
  • 15.0%45 to 54 years
  • 14.5%55 to 64 years
  • 16.3%65 to 74 years
  • 16.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Dallas, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Dallas,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.7%Under 5 years
  • 13.3%5 years
  • 11.2%6 to 11 years
  • 10.3%12 to 14 years
  • 11.9%15 years
  • 11.3%16 and 17 years
  • 12.2%18 to 24 years
  • 8.1%25 to 34 years
  • 6.4%35 to 44 years
  • 5.2%45 to 54 years
  • 5.9%55 to 64 years
  • 4.3%65 to 74 years
  • 4.2%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Dallas, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Dallas, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Dallas, TX (%)
  • 9.8%White
  • 26.0%Black
  • 18.3%American Indian
  • 22.9%Asian
  • 24.1%Native Hawaiian
  • 15.1%Other race
  • 14.3%2+ races
  • 19.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Dallas, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Dallas, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 36,750White
  • 84,170Black
  • 598American Indian
  • 11,299Asian
  • 138Native Hawaiian
  • 12,419Other race
  • 4,4302+ races
  • 110,604Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.5%Below poverty level
  • 81.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.4%Below poverty level
  • 81.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Dallas, TX

Children below poverty level:
Dallas, Texas:

28.3%
State:

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

12.8%
Texas:

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

43.9%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 37.6%Married-couple family
  • 10.6%Male, no wife present
  • 51.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Dallas not in families by work experience
  • 4.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 35.3%Worked part-time
  • 60.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.9%Both worked full-time
  • 4.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 24.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.6%Both worked part-time
  • 33.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 27.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 2.8%1995 to 1998
  • 2.1%1990 to 1994
  • 7.6%1980 to 1989
  • 12.6%1970 to 1979
  • 18.2%1960 to 1969
  • 28.8%1950 to 1959
  • 15.4%1940 to 1949
  • 11.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 3.4%1995 to 1998
  • 3.1%1990 to 1994
  • 14.2%1980 to 1989
  • 15.5%1970 to 1979
  • 21.0%1960 to 1969
  • 24.6%1950 to 1959
  • 9.4%1940 to 1949
  • 7.6%1939 or earlier
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