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


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Poverty rates in Mercedes, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Mercedes:

37.9%
Whole state:

15.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Mercedes:

18.0%
Whole state:

6.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Mercedes:

30.4%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Mercedes:

24.3%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Mercedes:

35.9%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Mercedes:

23.3%
Texas:

25.4%

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

63.6%
Residents above poverty level:

23.4%

Poverty by age in Mercedes, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Mercedes
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Mercedes,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 46.9%Under 5 years
  • 15.2%5 years
  • 65.5%6 to 11 years
  • 48.1%12 to 14 years
  • 32.6%15 years
  • 66.0%16 and 17 years
  • 27.2%18 to 24 years
  • 16.5%25 to 34 years
  • 31.7%35 to 44 years
  • 25.5%45 to 54 years
  • 16.1%55 to 64 years
  • 11.7%65 to 74 years
  • 12.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Mercedes
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Mercedes,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 48.4%Under 5 years
  • 66.4%5 years
  • 61.9%6 to 11 years
  • 65.9%12 to 14 years
  • 44.4%15 years
  • 57.6%16 and 17 years
  • 31.6%18 to 24 years
  • 38.7%25 to 34 years
  • 38.6%35 to 44 years
  • 32.2%45 to 54 years
  • 19.1%55 to 64 years
  • 18.3%65 to 74 years
  • 42.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Mercedes, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Mercedes,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 26.0%Under 5 years
  • 44.2%5 years
  • 31.1%6 to 11 years
  • 20.1%12 to 14 years
  • 19.6%15 years
  • 16.2%16 and 17 years
  • 15.3%18 to 24 years
  • 13.9%25 to 34 years
  • 13.0%35 to 44 years
  • 6.5%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 6.9%65 to 74 years
  • 1.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Mercedes, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Mercedes, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Mercedes, TX (%)
  • 25.8%White
  • 25.5%Black
  • 43.9%Other race
  • 32.4%2+ races
  • 37.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Mercedes, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Mercedes, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 261White
  • 27Black
  • 808Other race
  • 442+ races
  • 5,889Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 35.1%Below poverty level
  • 64.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 45.7%Below poverty level
  • 54.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Mercedes, TX

Children below poverty level:
Mercedes, Texas:

55.4%
State:

22.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Mercedes:

31.8%
Texas:

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

73.4%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 49.7%Married-couple family
  • 2.8%Male, no wife present
  • 47.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Mercedes not in families by work experience
  • 4.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 18.0%Worked part-time
  • 77.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.3%Both worked full-time
  • 7.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.7%Both worked part-time
  • 35.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 24.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 5.2%1999 to 2000
  • 1.4%1995 to 1998
  • 8.3%1990 to 1994
  • 8.7%1980 to 1989
  • 15.1%1970 to 1979
  • 26.3%1960 to 1969
  • 14.9%1950 to 1959
  • 13.7%1940 to 1949
  • 6.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.4%1999 to 2000
  • 13.1%1995 to 1998
  • 6.1%1990 to 1994
  • 19.4%1980 to 1989
  • 20.1%1970 to 1979
  • 15.9%1960 to 1969
  • 8.6%1950 to 1959
  • 7.9%1940 to 1949
  • 6.5%1939 or earlier
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