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Fresno, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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23.2% of Fresno, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 49.3% greater than the poverty level of 11.8% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.1% of high school graduates and 49.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 26.2% among disabled males and 28.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.3%. For comparison, it was 40.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Fresno, CA

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

23.2%
Whole state:

11.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Fresno:

9.3%
Whole state:

5.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Fresno:

26.2%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Fresno:

24.6%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Fresno:

28.3%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Fresno:

24.0%
California:

24.3%

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

81.3%
Residents above poverty level:

40.9%

Poverty by age in Fresno, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Fresno
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Fresno,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 31.1%Under 5 years
  • 19.7%5 years
  • 29.3%6 to 11 years
  • 34.9%12 to 14 years
  • 51.7%15 years
  • 31.4%16 and 17 years
  • 27.3%18 to 24 years
  • 11.9%25 to 34 years
  • 16.5%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 17.2%55 to 64 years
  • 15.3%65 to 74 years
  • 14.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Fresno
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Fresno,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.8%Under 5 years
  • 34.2%5 years
  • 39.3%6 to 11 years
  • 34.2%12 to 14 years
  • 21.5%15 years
  • 25.8%16 and 17 years
  • 25.7%18 to 24 years
  • 25.6%25 to 34 years
  • 26.3%35 to 44 years
  • 17.8%45 to 54 years
  • 17.2%55 to 64 years
  • 20.0%65 to 74 years
  • 22.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Fresno, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Fresno,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 19.0%Under 5 years
  • 18.8%5 years
  • 17.2%6 to 11 years
  • 15.0%12 to 14 years
  • 14.1%15 years
  • 13.6%16 and 17 years
  • 17.4%18 to 24 years
  • 11.6%25 to 34 years
  • 9.5%35 to 44 years
  • 6.8%45 to 54 years
  • 5.9%55 to 64 years
  • 3.4%65 to 74 years
  • 4.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Fresno, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Fresno, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Fresno, CA (%)
  • 13.5%White
  • 38.6%Black
  • 26.7%American Indian
  • 30.3%Asian
  • 16.5%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.4%Other race
  • 15.7%2+ races
  • 25.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Fresno, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Fresno, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 18,703White
  • 14,113Black
  • 1,599American Indian
  • 21,935Asian
  • 106Native Hawaiian
  • 15,373Other race
  • 3,3422+ races
  • 65,318Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.9%Below poverty level
  • 77.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 24.4%Below poverty level
  • 75.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Fresno, CA

Children below poverty level:
Fresno, California:

31.9%
State:

15.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Fresno:

25.1%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Fresno:

49.4%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 29.4%Married-couple family
  • 11.9%Male, no wife present
  • 58.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Fresno not in families by work experience
  • 3.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 37.8%Worked part-time
  • 59.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 4.2%One full-time, other part-time
  • 10.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.4%Both worked part-time
  • 40.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.2%1999 to 2000
  • 4.8%1995 to 1998
  • 6.0%1990 to 1994
  • 10.9%1980 to 1989
  • 20.6%1970 to 1979
  • 12.9%1960 to 1969
  • 19.4%1950 to 1959
  • 12.7%1940 to 1949
  • 10.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.4%1999 to 2000
  • 9.1%1995 to 1998
  • 13.2%1990 to 1994
  • 16.5%1980 to 1989
  • 18.5%1970 to 1979
  • 11.4%1960 to 1969
  • 15.2%1950 to 1959
  • 7.1%1940 to 1949
  • 6.6%1939 or earlier
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