Leicester, Massachusetts (MA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low income residents



Poverty rates in Leicester


Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Leicester:

5.0%
Whole state:

13.4%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Leicester:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.5%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Leicester:

1.8%
Massachusetts:

13.1%

Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 16.0% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Leicester:

8.2%
Massachusetts:

13.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Leicester:

6.8%
Massachusetts:

18.0%

Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 13.8% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Leicester:

18.1%
Massachusetts:

18.0%

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

52.3%
Residents above poverty level:

22.4%

Poverty by age in Leicester

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Leicester (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Leicester (percentage below poverty level)

Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Leicester, MA (percentage below half of poverty level)

Poverty by race and place of birth in Leicester

Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Leicester in percentages

Breakdown by races of poor residents in Leicester in absolute numbers

Poverty status for native-born residents

  • 3.7%Below poverty level
  • 96.3%Above poverty level

Poverty status for foreign-born residents

  • 15.8%Below poverty level
  • 84.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Leicester

Children below poverty level:
Leicester, Massachusetts:

4.4%
State:

12.8%


Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Leicester:

8.8%
Massachusetts:

15.3%

Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Leicester:

22.5%
Massachusetts:

37.8%

Poor families by family type

  • 60.3%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 39.7%Female, no husband present

Breakdown of poor residents in Leicester not in families by work experience

  • 7.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 30.4%Worked part-time
  • 62.0%Did not work

Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience

  • 11.9%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 42.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 45.8%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built by year for residents below and above poverty levels in percentages

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