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


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19.9% of Galveston, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 31.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 24.6% of high school graduates and 49.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.3% among disabled males and 27.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.8%. For comparison, it was 50.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Galveston, TX

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

19.9%
Whole state:

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

9.8%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Galveston:

21.3%
Texas:

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

25.0%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Galveston:

27.3%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Galveston:

24.2%
Texas:

25.4%

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

78.8%
Residents above poverty level:

50.5%

Poverty by age in Galveston, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Galveston
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Galveston,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.6%Under 5 years
  • 15.3%5 years
  • 27.9%6 to 11 years
  • 23.2%12 to 14 years
  • 49.6%15 years
  • 18.6%16 and 17 years
  • 38.5%18 to 24 years
  • 15.8%25 to 34 years
  • 5.9%35 to 44 years
  • 13.6%45 to 54 years
  • 18.2%55 to 64 years
  • 12.1%65 to 74 years
  • 12.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Galveston
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Galveston,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.5%Under 5 years
  • 36.0%5 years
  • 19.4%6 to 11 years
  • 23.8%12 to 14 years
  • 40.8%15 years
  • 17.6%16 and 17 years
  • 41.6%18 to 24 years
  • 21.9%25 to 34 years
  • 16.9%35 to 44 years
  • 12.4%45 to 54 years
  • 11.0%55 to 64 years
  • 9.1%65 to 74 years
  • 14.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Galveston, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Galveston,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 19.0%Under 5 years
  • 15.5%5 years
  • 11.6%6 to 11 years
  • 11.5%12 to 14 years
  • 14.7%15 years
  • 14.2%16 and 17 years
  • 19.3%18 to 24 years
  • 13.0%25 to 34 years
  • 6.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.2%45 to 54 years
  • 6.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.8%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Galveston, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Galveston, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Galveston, TX (%)
  • 13.0%White
  • 27.0%Black
  • 13.0%American Indian
  • 36.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 15.0%Other race
  • 40.0%2+ races
  • 19.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Galveston, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Galveston, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 2,899White
  • 2,087Black
  • 28American Indian
  • 485Asian
  • 13Native Hawaiian
  • 82Other race
  • 5122+ races
  • 2,827Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.5%Below poverty level
  • 81.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 12.5%Below poverty level
  • 87.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Galveston, TX

Children below poverty level:
Galveston, Texas:

24.0%
State:

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

24.6%
Texas:

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

49.4%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 21.6%Married-couple family
  • 2.2%Male, no wife present
  • 76.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Galveston not in families by work experience
  • 4.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.6%Worked part-time
  • 62.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.6%Both worked full-time
  • 5.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.4%Both worked part-time
  • 33.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 27.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.2%1999 to 2000
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 0.3%1990 to 1994
  • 5.9%1980 to 1989
  • 8.8%1970 to 1979
  • 16.4%1960 to 1969
  • 10.3%1950 to 1959
  • 19.4%1940 to 1949
  • 37.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 2.6%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 9.3%1980 to 1989
  • 13.1%1970 to 1979
  • 15.2%1960 to 1969
  • 15.5%1950 to 1959
  • 11.9%1940 to 1949
  • 30.2%1939 or earlier
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