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


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16.8% of San Antonio, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 18.7% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 17.8% of high school graduates and 47.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 18.5% among disabled males and 23.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 66.6%. For comparison, it was 37.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in San Antonio, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
San Antonio:

16.8%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
San Antonio:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
San Antonio:

18.5%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
San Antonio:

27.7%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
San Antonio:

23.2%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
San Antonio:

26.9%
Texas:

25.4%

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

66.6%
Residents above poverty level:

37.3%

Poverty by age in San Antonio, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Antonio
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in San Antonio,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.6%Under 5 years
  • 25.6%5 years
  • 31.1%6 to 11 years
  • 25.5%12 to 14 years
  • 16.3%15 years
  • 19.1%16 and 17 years
  • 18.1%18 to 24 years
  • 10.3%25 to 34 years
  • 9.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.2%45 to 54 years
  • 11.8%55 to 64 years
  • 11.3%65 to 74 years
  • 13.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Antonio
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in San Antonio,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.5%Under 5 years
  • 37.0%5 years
  • 24.4%6 to 11 years
  • 21.7%12 to 14 years
  • 22.7%15 years
  • 25.5%16 and 17 years
  • 20.7%18 to 24 years
  • 17.6%25 to 34 years
  • 15.3%35 to 44 years
  • 13.2%45 to 54 years
  • 13.1%55 to 64 years
  • 13.8%65 to 74 years
  • 16.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Antonio, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in San Antonio,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 12.3%Under 5 years
  • 12.7%5 years
  • 11.2%6 to 11 years
  • 9.8%12 to 14 years
  • 9.9%15 years
  • 9.6%16 and 17 years
  • 11.7%18 to 24 years
  • 6.8%25 to 34 years
  • 5.5%35 to 44 years
  • 4.4%45 to 54 years
  • 5.1%55 to 64 years
  • 3.0%65 to 74 years
  • 4.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in San Antonio, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Antonio, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Antonio, TX (%)
  • 10.0%White
  • 23.9%Black
  • 27.2%American Indian
  • 13.3%Asian
  • 5.3%Native Hawaiian
  • 17.5%Other race
  • 10.8%2+ races
  • 19.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in San Antonio, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in San Antonio, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 36,287White
  • 26,128Black
  • 3,127American Indian
  • 5,924Asian
  • 81Native Hawaiian
  • 18,302Other race
  • 6,0932+ races
  • 186,838Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 16.3%Below poverty level
  • 83.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 19.7%Below poverty level
  • 80.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in San Antonio, TX

Children below poverty level:
San Antonio, Texas:

25.2%
State:

18.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
San Antonio:

17.8%
Texas:

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

47.7%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 33.0%Married-couple family
  • 8.8%Male, no wife present
  • 58.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in San Antonio not in families by work experience
  • 4.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 35.4%Worked part-time
  • 60.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.1%Both worked full-time
  • 6.9%One full-time, other part-time
  • 21.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.8%Both worked part-time
  • 29.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 29.2%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
  • 3.3%1995 to 1998
  • 2.8%1990 to 1994
  • 9.6%1980 to 1989
  • 14.7%1970 to 1979
  • 19.3%1960 to 1969
  • 21.0%1950 to 1959
  • 14.4%1940 to 1949
  • 12.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.2%1999 to 2000
  • 9.2%1995 to 1998
  • 6.7%1990 to 1994
  • 19.3%1980 to 1989
  • 17.5%1970 to 1979
  • 14.9%1960 to 1969
  • 15.3%1950 to 1959
  • 7.2%1940 to 1949
  • 6.6%1939 or earlier
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