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


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20.0% of Lubbock, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 26.3% greater than the poverty level of 14.7% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 35.3% of high school graduates and 41.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 17.1% among disabled males and 23.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 76.5%. For comparison, it was 36.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lubbock, TX

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

20.0%
Whole state:

14.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Lubbock:

10.0%
Whole state:

6.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lubbock:

17.1%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lubbock:

20.0%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lubbock:

23.1%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lubbock:

24.0%
Texas:

25.4%

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

76.5%
Residents above poverty level:

36.7%

Poverty by age in Lubbock, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lubbock
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lubbock,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.3%Under 5 years
  • 22.3%5 years
  • 17.5%6 to 11 years
  • 31.6%12 to 14 years
  • 21.3%15 years
  • 19.2%16 and 17 years
  • 41.2%18 to 24 years
  • 15.2%25 to 34 years
  • 11.7%35 to 44 years
  • 7.2%45 to 54 years
  • 10.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 11.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lubbock
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lubbock,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 20.9%Under 5 years
  • 16.8%5 years
  • 23.3%6 to 11 years
  • 24.1%12 to 14 years
  • 23.3%15 years
  • 23.4%16 and 17 years
  • 45.2%18 to 24 years
  • 19.6%25 to 34 years
  • 18.6%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 11.7%55 to 64 years
  • 6.6%65 to 74 years
  • 13.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lubbock, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lubbock,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 10.6%Under 5 years
  • 10.0%5 years
  • 9.3%6 to 11 years
  • 6.0%12 to 14 years
  • 7.2%15 years
  • 8.7%16 and 17 years
  • 24.0%18 to 24 years
  • 6.8%25 to 34 years
  • 4.5%35 to 44 years
  • 3.5%45 to 54 years
  • 3.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.3%65 to 74 years
  • 2.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lubbock, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lubbock, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lubbock, TX (%)
  • 16.9%White
  • 27.3%Black
  • 26.6%American Indian
  • 16.7%Asian
  • 3.9%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.2%Other race
  • 25.8%2+ races
  • 22.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lubbock, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lubbock, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 21,035White
  • 5,200Black
  • 545American Indian
  • 1,036Asian
  • 10Native Hawaiian
  • 3,452Other race
  • 1,9812+ races
  • 20,056Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.8%Below poverty level
  • 80.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 23.0%Below poverty level
  • 77.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lubbock, TX

Children below poverty level:
Lubbock, Texas:

22.5%
State:

20.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Lubbock:

35.3%
Texas:

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

41.8%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 30.5%Married-couple family
  • 7.7%Male, no wife present
  • 61.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lubbock not in families by work experience
  • 3.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 60.9%Worked part-time
  • 35.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.6%Both worked full-time
  • 8.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 17.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 20.6%Both worked part-time
  • 27.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 24.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 3.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.4%1990 to 1994
  • 9.2%1980 to 1989
  • 14.7%1970 to 1979
  • 23.2%1960 to 1969
  • 27.2%1950 to 1959
  • 11.7%1940 to 1949
  • 7.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.0%1999 to 2000
  • 6.4%1995 to 1998
  • 6.1%1990 to 1994
  • 16.5%1980 to 1989
  • 20.5%1970 to 1979
  • 21.0%1960 to 1969
  • 18.8%1950 to 1959
  • 5.7%1940 to 1949
  • 3.0%1939 or earlier
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