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


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24.7% of Gainesville, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 44.7% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.2% of high school graduates and 44.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.5% among disabled males and 27.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 69.1%. For comparison, it was 35.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Gainesville, TX

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

24.7%
Whole state:

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

9.2%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Gainesville:

23.5%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Gainesville:

33.0%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Gainesville:

27.9%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Gainesville:

36.6%
Texas:

25.4%

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

69.1%
Residents above poverty level:

35.7%

Poverty by age in Gainesville, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gainesville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Gainesville,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 51.3%Under 5 years
  • 31.4%5 years
  • 36.7%6 to 11 years
  • 19.6%12 to 14 years
  • 17.2%15 years
  • 50.2%16 and 17 years
  • 6.5%18 to 24 years
  • 16.3%25 to 34 years
  • 15.3%35 to 44 years
  • 2.9%45 to 54 years
  • 10.2%55 to 64 years
  • 4.6%65 to 74 years
  • 4.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gainesville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Gainesville,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 33.3%Under 5 years
  • 46.9%5 years
  • 39.5%6 to 11 years
  • 76.3%12 to 14 years
  • 39.0%15 years
  • 65.8%16 and 17 years
  • 37.7%18 to 24 years
  • 26.2%25 to 34 years
  • 30.2%35 to 44 years
  • 13.2%45 to 54 years
  • 18.6%55 to 64 years
  • 11.8%65 to 74 years
  • 8.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gainesville, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Gainesville,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 18.2%Under 5 years
  • 5.6%5 years
  • 10.1%6 to 11 years
  • 7.7%12 to 14 years
  • 12.2%15 years
  • 8.2%16 and 17 years
  • 12.7%18 to 24 years
  • 9.4%25 to 34 years
  • 6.6%35 to 44 years
  • 4.8%45 to 54 years
  • 3.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 4.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Gainesville, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gainesville, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gainesville, TX (%)
  • 18.0%White
  • 36.0%Black
  • 33.0%American Indian
  • 2.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 16.0%Other race
  • 36.0%2+ races
  • 29.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Gainesville, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Gainesville, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 1,533White
  • 355Black
  • 69American Indian
  • 7Asian
  • 7Native Hawaiian
  • 35Other race
  • 2792+ races
  • 1,616Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 24.1%Below poverty level
  • 75.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 16.6%Below poverty level
  • 83.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Gainesville, TX

Children below poverty level:
Gainesville, Texas:

40.7%
State:

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

18.2%
Texas:

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

44.3%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 25.5%Married-couple family
  • 14.9%Male, no wife present
  • 59.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Gainesville not in families by work experience
  • 4.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 28.1%Worked part-time
  • 67.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 6.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 24.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 16.6%Both worked part-time
  • 33.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 18.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 6.9%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 4.8%1980 to 1989
  • 8.1%1970 to 1979
  • 7.2%1960 to 1969
  • 22.2%1950 to 1959
  • 24.0%1940 to 1949
  • 26.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.6%1999 to 2000
  • 2.6%1995 to 1998
  • 0.7%1990 to 1994
  • 9.8%1980 to 1989
  • 16.9%1970 to 1979
  • 16.7%1960 to 1969
  • 24.2%1950 to 1959
  • 12.6%1940 to 1949
  • 15.0%1939 or earlier
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