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Phoenix, Arizona (AZ) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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16.8% of Phoenix, AZ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 11.3% greater than the poverty level of 14.9% across the entire state of Arizona. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.2% of high school graduates and 45.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 19.1% among disabled males and 21.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 68.9%. For comparison, it was 35.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Phoenix, AZ

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

16.8%
Whole state:

14.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Phoenix:

7.2%
Whole state:

6.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Phoenix:

19.1%
Arizona:

16.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 18.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Phoenix:

26.5%
Arizona:

25.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Phoenix:

21.5%
Arizona:

19.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Phoenix:

25.3%
Arizona:

25.1%

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

68.9%
Residents above poverty level:

35.1%

Poverty by age in Phoenix, AZ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Phoenix
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Phoenix,AZ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.2%Under 5 years
  • 17.2%5 years
  • 26.4%6 to 11 years
  • 25.9%12 to 14 years
  • 25.5%15 years
  • 22.9%16 and 17 years
  • 19.9%18 to 24 years
  • 10.9%25 to 34 years
  • 12.2%35 to 44 years
  • 11.9%45 to 54 years
  • 11.2%55 to 64 years
  • 10.1%65 to 74 years
  • 13.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Phoenix
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Phoenix,AZ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.2%Under 5 years
  • 31.6%5 years
  • 24.9%6 to 11 years
  • 19.5%12 to 14 years
  • 21.7%15 years
  • 24.7%16 and 17 years
  • 19.6%18 to 24 years
  • 16.9%25 to 34 years
  • 18.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 13.2%55 to 64 years
  • 9.6%65 to 74 years
  • 11.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Phoenix, AZ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Phoenix,AZ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 9.8%Under 5 years
  • 7.8%5 years
  • 8.1%6 to 11 years
  • 6.0%12 to 14 years
  • 9.2%15 years
  • 10.2%16 and 17 years
  • 11.5%18 to 24 years
  • 7.4%25 to 34 years
  • 5.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.0%45 to 54 years
  • 4.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.9%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Phoenix, AZ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Phoenix, AZ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Phoenix, AZ (%)
  • 9.9%White
  • 23.5%Black
  • 26.3%American Indian
  • 7.4%Asian
  • 18.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.6%Other race
  • 21.4%2+ races
  • 22.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Phoenix, AZ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Phoenix, AZ (absolute numbers)
  • 66,312White
  • 26,881Black
  • 8,397American Indian
  • 4,783Asian
  • 610Native Hawaiian
  • 32,458Other race
  • 14,3452+ races
  • 156,804Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.7%Below poverty level
  • 84.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.3%Below poverty level
  • 78.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Phoenix, AZ

Children below poverty level:
Phoenix, Arizona:

24.2%
State:

20.4%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Phoenix:

16.2%
Arizona:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Phoenix:

45.5%
Arizona:

43.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.4%Married-couple family
  • 13.6%Male, no wife present
  • 45.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Phoenix not in families by work experience
  • 4.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 34.4%Worked part-time
  • 61.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.5%Both worked full-time
  • 6.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 26.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.6%Both worked part-time
  • 33.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 22.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.0%1999 to 2000
  • 4.5%1995 to 1998
  • 4.0%1990 to 1994
  • 15.4%1980 to 1989
  • 25.6%1970 to 1979
  • 18.8%1960 to 1969
  • 18.3%1950 to 1959
  • 6.6%1940 to 1949
  • 4.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.6%1999 to 2000
  • 10.2%1995 to 1998
  • 8.4%1990 to 1994
  • 20.4%1980 to 1989
  • 25.5%1970 to 1979
  • 12.5%1960 to 1969
  • 14.4%1950 to 1959
  • 3.8%1940 to 1949
  • 2.1%1939 or earlier
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