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


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27.2% of Port Arthur, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 50.0% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 24.0% of high school graduates and 44.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.1% among disabled males and 31.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 60.1%. For comparison, it was 30.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Port Arthur, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Port Arthur:

27.2%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Port Arthur:

12.6%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Port Arthur:

24.1%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Port Arthur:

26.9%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Port Arthur:

31.8%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Port Arthur:

29.1%
Texas:

25.4%

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

60.1%
Residents above poverty level:

30.8%

Poverty by age in Port Arthur, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Port Arthur
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Port Arthur,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.4%Under 5 years
  • 35.8%5 years
  • 39.6%6 to 11 years
  • 43.3%12 to 14 years
  • 10.4%15 years
  • 28.4%16 and 17 years
  • 14.5%18 to 24 years
  • 19.5%25 to 34 years
  • 21.0%35 to 44 years
  • 16.8%45 to 54 years
  • 21.5%55 to 64 years
  • 17.8%65 to 74 years
  • 14.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Port Arthur
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Port Arthur,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 45.2%Under 5 years
  • 38.2%5 years
  • 43.0%6 to 11 years
  • 31.5%12 to 14 years
  • 14.6%15 years
  • 30.9%16 and 17 years
  • 25.1%18 to 24 years
  • 30.3%25 to 34 years
  • 26.9%35 to 44 years
  • 23.4%45 to 54 years
  • 18.7%55 to 64 years
  • 16.5%65 to 74 years
  • 17.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Port Arthur, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Port Arthur,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 22.1%Under 5 years
  • 18.9%5 years
  • 19.1%6 to 11 years
  • 18.0%12 to 14 years
  • 16.3%15 years
  • 14.4%16 and 17 years
  • 14.5%18 to 24 years
  • 14.7%25 to 34 years
  • 8.7%35 to 44 years
  • 10.9%45 to 54 years
  • 9.2%55 to 64 years
  • 4.6%65 to 74 years
  • 4.8%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Port Arthur, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Port Arthur, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Port Arthur, TX (%)
  • 15.6%White
  • 28.6%Black
  • 13.6%American Indian
  • 28.6%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 30.2%Other race
  • 24.8%2+ races
  • 28.2%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Port Arthur, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Port Arthur, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 1,505White
  • 5,550Black
  • 43American Indian
  • 1,187Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 388Other race
  • 2382+ races
  • 5,824Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 26.5%Below poverty level
  • 73.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 22.7%Below poverty level
  • 77.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Port Arthur, TX

Children below poverty level:
Port Arthur, Texas:

39.3%
State:

18.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Port Arthur:

24.0%
Texas:

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

44.2%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 27.9%Married-couple family
  • 7.4%Male, no wife present
  • 64.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Port Arthur not in families by work experience
  • 2.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 17.7%Worked part-time
  • 79.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.9%Both worked full-time
  • 5.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.8%Both worked part-time
  • 34.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.3%1995 to 1998
  • 0.8%1990 to 1994
  • 4.6%1980 to 1989
  • 11.4%1970 to 1979
  • 17.3%1960 to 1969
  • 27.4%1950 to 1959
  • 23.0%1940 to 1949
  • 14.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.5%1995 to 1998
  • 1.6%1990 to 1994
  • 6.7%1980 to 1989
  • 11.1%1970 to 1979
  • 16.1%1960 to 1969
  • 27.6%1950 to 1959
  • 19.7%1940 to 1949
  • 14.2%1939 or earlier
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