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Lakewood, Tennessee (TN) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.6% of Lakewood, TN residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 4.1% greater than the poverty level of 15.0% across the entire state of Tennessee. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.7% of high school graduates and 29.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 13.6% among disabled males and 14.4% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 54.8%. For comparison, it was 26.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lakewood, TN

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

15.6%
Whole state:

15.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Lakewood:

3.1%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lakewood:

13.6%
Tennessee:

16.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lakewood:

24.2%
Tennessee:

33.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lakewood:

14.4%
Tennessee:

22.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 26.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lakewood:

31.2%
Tennessee:

34.5%

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

54.8%
Residents above poverty level:

26.3%

Poverty by age in Lakewood, TN

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lakewood
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lakewood,TN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.7%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 25.0%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 7.1%18 to 24 years
  • 9.2%25 to 34 years
  • 9.6%35 to 44 years
  • 9.7%45 to 54 years
  • 6.6%55 to 64 years
  • 21.1%65 to 74 years
  • 23.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lakewood
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lakewood,TN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 1.6%6 to 11 years
  • 64.4%12 to 14 years
  • 50.0%16 and 17 years
  • 15.4%18 to 24 years
  • 9.8%25 to 34 years
  • 22.7%35 to 44 years
  • 12.1%45 to 54 years
  • 16.8%55 to 64 years
  • 4.3%65 to 74 years
  • 16.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lakewood, TN
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lakewood,TN (% below half of poverty level)
  • 8.2%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 18.7%6 to 11 years
  • 20.0%12 to 14 years
  • 9.7%15 years
  • 6.3%16 and 17 years
  • 7.2%18 to 24 years
  • 8.7%25 to 34 years
  • 0.8%35 to 44 years
  • 2.0%45 to 54 years
  • 9.5%55 to 64 years
  • 9.2%65 to 74 years
  • 2.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lakewood, TN

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lakewood, TN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lakewood, TN (%)
  • 15.0%White
  • 9.3%Black
  • 38.2%Other race
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 11.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lakewood, TN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lakewood, TN (absolute numbers)
  • 323White
  • 24Black
  • 7Other race
  • 02+ races
  • 5Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 13.5%Below poverty level
  • 86.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 2.8%Below poverty level
  • 97.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lakewood, TN

Children below poverty level:
Lakewood, Tennessee:

15.6%
State:

20.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Lakewood:

13.7%
Tennessee:

18.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Lakewood:

29.2%
Tennessee:

45.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 77.5%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 22.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lakewood not in families by work experience
  • 8.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 12.7%Worked part-time
  • 78.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 38.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.3%Both worked part-time
  • 19.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 33.3%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
  • 17.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 25.5%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 29.8%1960 to 1969
  • 10.6%1950 to 1959
  • 8.5%1940 to 1949
  • 8.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.8%1999 to 2000
  • 23.5%1995 to 1998
  • 4.2%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 7.5%1970 to 1979
  • 21.0%1960 to 1969
  • 9.8%1950 to 1959
  • 12.3%1940 to 1949
  • 13.2%1939 or earlier
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