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Pine Bluff, Arkansas (AR) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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30.4% of Pine Bluff, AR residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 46.1% greater than the poverty level of 16.4% across the entire state of Arkansas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.1% of high school graduates and 51.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.7% among disabled males and 31.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 67.7%. For comparison, it was 33.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Pine Bluff, AR

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Pine Bluff:

30.4%
Whole state:

16.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Pine Bluff:

12.0%
Whole state:

6.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Pine Bluff:

23.7%
Arkansas:

18.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 25.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Pine Bluff:

30.8%
Arkansas:

33.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Pine Bluff:

31.9%
Arkansas:

24.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Pine Bluff:

31.3%
Arkansas:

33.5%

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

67.7%
Residents above poverty level:

33.1%

Poverty by age in Pine Bluff, AR

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pine Bluff
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pine Bluff,AR (percentage below poverty level)
  • 43.5%Under 5 years
  • 61.9%5 years
  • 41.2%6 to 11 years
  • 4.7%12 to 14 years
  • 69.8%15 years
  • 37.8%16 and 17 years
  • 24.2%18 to 24 years
  • 30.7%25 to 34 years
  • 29.9%35 to 44 years
  • 8.9%45 to 54 years
  • 16.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.7%65 to 74 years
  • 0.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pine Bluff
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pine Bluff,AR (percentage below poverty level)
  • 53.5%Under 5 years
  • 55.6%5 years
  • 37.3%6 to 11 years
  • 80.2%12 to 14 years
  • 59.4%15 years
  • 53.4%16 and 17 years
  • 28.2%18 to 24 years
  • 34.9%25 to 34 years
  • 29.2%35 to 44 years
  • 6.2%45 to 54 years
  • 20.0%55 to 64 years
  • 22.3%65 to 74 years
  • 28.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pine Bluff, AR
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pine Bluff,AR (% below half of poverty level)
  • 21.4%Under 5 years
  • 16.0%5 years
  • 14.3%6 to 11 years
  • 17.0%12 to 14 years
  • 13.0%15 years
  • 15.3%16 and 17 years
  • 19.5%18 to 24 years
  • 10.2%25 to 34 years
  • 10.1%35 to 44 years
  • 5.4%45 to 54 years
  • 8.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.9%65 to 74 years
  • 3.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Pine Bluff, AR

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pine Bluff, AR
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pine Bluff, AR (%)
  • 19.2%White
  • 26.8%Black
  • 0.0%American Indian
  • 4.7%Asian
  • 31.5%Other race
  • 10.0%2+ races
  • 26.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pine Bluff, AR
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pine Bluff, AR (absolute numbers)
  • 1,383White
  • 8,439Black
  • 0American Indian
  • 16Asian
  • 152Other race
  • 502+ races
  • 169Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 28.4%Below poverty level
  • 71.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 8.7%Below poverty level
  • 91.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Pine Bluff, AR

Children below poverty level:
Pine Bluff, Arkansas:

42.0%
State:

22.1%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Pine Bluff:

25.1%
Arkansas:

21.9%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Pine Bluff:

51.6%
Arkansas:

45.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 36.6%Married-couple family
  • 4.0%Male, no wife present
  • 59.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Pine Bluff not in families by work experience
  • 2.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.1%Worked part-time
  • 71.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.1%Both worked full-time
  • 6.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.5%Both worked part-time
  • 21.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 37.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 3.7%1995 to 1998
  • 3.9%1990 to 1994
  • 12.2%1980 to 1989
  • 20.4%1970 to 1979
  • 19.9%1960 to 1969
  • 20.9%1950 to 1959
  • 7.5%1940 to 1949
  • 10.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 4.0%1995 to 1998
  • 4.2%1990 to 1994
  • 11.8%1980 to 1989
  • 20.8%1970 to 1979
  • 24.5%1960 to 1969
  • 17.2%1950 to 1959
  • 8.3%1940 to 1949
  • 8.5%1939 or earlier
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