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El Paso, Texas (TX) Poverty Rate Data
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19.3% of El Paso, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 23.8% greater 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 57.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.2% among disabled males and 27.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 67.6%. For comparison, it was 31.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in El Paso, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
El Paso:

19.3%
Whole state:

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

7.2%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
El Paso:

23.2%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
El Paso:

24.3%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
El Paso:

27.5%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
El Paso:

23.5%
Texas:

25.4%

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

67.6%
Residents above poverty level:

31.2%

Poverty by age in El Paso, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in El Paso
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in El Paso,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.4%Under 5 years
  • 37.3%5 years
  • 32.6%6 to 11 years
  • 22.6%12 to 14 years
  • 30.4%15 years
  • 15.2%16 and 17 years
  • 18.4%18 to 24 years
  • 10.5%25 to 34 years
  • 11.4%35 to 44 years
  • 12.0%45 to 54 years
  • 15.3%55 to 64 years
  • 11.8%65 to 74 years
  • 22.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in El Paso
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in El Paso,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 22.9%Under 5 years
  • 17.1%5 years
  • 31.3%6 to 11 years
  • 25.4%12 to 14 years
  • 28.8%15 years
  • 27.2%16 and 17 years
  • 22.0%18 to 24 years
  • 19.6%25 to 34 years
  • 20.0%35 to 44 years
  • 15.5%45 to 54 years
  • 16.9%55 to 64 years
  • 16.7%65 to 74 years
  • 25.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in El Paso, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in El Paso,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.5%Under 5 years
  • 13.3%5 years
  • 13.0%6 to 11 years
  • 12.6%12 to 14 years
  • 11.1%15 years
  • 12.5%16 and 17 years
  • 11.4%18 to 24 years
  • 8.1%25 to 34 years
  • 7.6%35 to 44 years
  • 5.7%45 to 54 years
  • 6.3%55 to 64 years
  • 4.0%65 to 74 years
  • 4.2%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in El Paso, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in El Paso, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in El Paso, TX (%)
  • 11.6%White
  • 11.8%Black
  • 25.2%American Indian
  • 7.4%Asian
  • 19.4%Native Hawaiian
  • 28.6%Other race
  • 12.9%2+ races
  • 21.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in El Paso, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in El Paso, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 9,851White
  • 3,216Black
  • 1,002American Indian
  • 729Asian
  • 244Native Hawaiian
  • 29,942Other race
  • 2,1162+ races
  • 116,998Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 17.8%Below poverty level
  • 82.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 24.0%Below poverty level
  • 76.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in El Paso, TX

Children below poverty level:
El Paso, Texas:

26.8%
State:

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

20.0%
Texas:

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

57.7%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.0%Married-couple family
  • 8.7%Male, no wife present
  • 51.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in El Paso not in families by work experience
  • 3.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 28.2%Worked part-time
  • 68.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 5.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 22.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.4%Both worked part-time
  • 33.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 26.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.7%1999 to 2000
  • 7.4%1995 to 1998
  • 4.9%1990 to 1994
  • 14.7%1980 to 1989
  • 18.2%1970 to 1979
  • 14.5%1960 to 1969
  • 21.3%1950 to 1959
  • 7.9%1940 to 1949
  • 8.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.3%1999 to 2000
  • 9.3%1995 to 1998
  • 8.4%1990 to 1994
  • 17.8%1980 to 1989
  • 20.5%1970 to 1979
  • 15.5%1960 to 1969
  • 15.8%1950 to 1959
  • 4.5%1940 to 1949
  • 4.9%1939 or earlier
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