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Martinsville, Virginia (VA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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23.9% of Martinsville, VA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 58.4% greater than the poverty level of 9.9% across the entire state of Virginia. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.7% of high school graduates and 49.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.0% among disabled males and 27.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 68.4%. For comparison, it was 32.9% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Martinsville, VA

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

23.9%
Whole state:

9.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Martinsville:

12.8%
Whole state:

4.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Martinsville:

20.0%
Virginia:

13.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Martinsville:

32.3%
Virginia:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Martinsville:

27.6%
Virginia:

17.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Martinsville:

34.9%
Virginia:

29.1%

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

68.4%
Residents above poverty level:

32.9%

Poverty by age in Martinsville, VA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Martinsville
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Martinsville,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 42.6%Under 5 years
  • 32.7%5 years
  • 18.3%6 to 11 years
  • 31.4%12 to 14 years
  • 35.7%15 years
  • 49.0%16 and 17 years
  • 17.7%18 to 24 years
  • 22.1%25 to 34 years
  • 18.8%35 to 44 years
  • 11.4%45 to 54 years
  • 28.1%55 to 64 years
  • 6.8%65 to 74 years
  • 12.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Martinsville
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Martinsville,VA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 43.1%Under 5 years
  • 40.6%5 years
  • 38.9%6 to 11 years
  • 44.9%12 to 14 years
  • 45.0%15 years
  • 36.0%16 and 17 years
  • 24.0%18 to 24 years
  • 29.4%25 to 34 years
  • 18.7%35 to 44 years
  • 16.2%45 to 54 years
  • 16.9%55 to 64 years
  • 15.3%65 to 74 years
  • 9.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Martinsville, VA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Martinsville,VA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.4%Under 5 years
  • 14.1%5 years
  • 8.5%6 to 11 years
  • 5.7%12 to 14 years
  • 9.4%15 years
  • 11.5%16 and 17 years
  • 11.9%18 to 24 years
  • 8.2%25 to 34 years
  • 4.6%35 to 44 years
  • 5.7%45 to 54 years
  • 6.5%55 to 64 years
  • 2.4%65 to 74 years
  • 6.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Martinsville, VA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Martinsville, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Martinsville, VA (%)
  • 17.3%White
  • 26.1%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 46.6%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 82.1%Other race
  • 19.6%2+ races
  • 41.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Martinsville, VA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Martinsville, VA (absolute numbers)
  • 936White
  • 1,493Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 64Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 116Other race
  • 982+ races
  • 290Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 22.8%Below poverty level
  • 77.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 20.4%Below poverty level
  • 79.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Martinsville, VA

Children below poverty level:
Martinsville, Virginia:

36.9%
State:

13.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Martinsville:

21.7%
Virginia:

15.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Martinsville:

49.9%
Virginia:

38.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 24.7%Married-couple family
  • 8.7%Male, no wife present
  • 66.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Martinsville not in families by work experience
  • 5.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 22.2%Worked part-time
  • 72.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 6.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 4.8%Both worked part-time
  • 34.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 45.6%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
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 5.3%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 12.8%1970 to 1979
  • 24.1%1960 to 1969
  • 19.1%1950 to 1959
  • 15.1%1940 to 1949
  • 23.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 4.5%1990 to 1994
  • 3.6%1980 to 1989
  • 13.9%1970 to 1979
  • 21.2%1960 to 1969
  • 24.9%1950 to 1959
  • 18.5%1940 to 1949
  • 12.1%1939 or earlier
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