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


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18.8% of Santa Maria, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 27.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 40.0% of high school graduates and 67.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 35.2% among disabled males and 37.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 46.3%. For comparison, it was 17.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Santa Maria, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Santa Maria:

18.8%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Santa Maria:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Santa Maria:

35.2%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this place among poor males (it is 30.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Santa Maria:

19.8%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Santa Maria:

37.2%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this place among poor females (it is 23.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Santa Maria:

15.2%
Texas:

25.4%

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

46.3%
Residents above poverty level:

17.5%

Poverty by age in Santa Maria, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Santa Maria
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Santa Maria,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 70.6%6 to 11 years
  • 18.2%12 to 14 years
  • 66.7%16 and 17 years
  • 9.5%18 to 24 years
  • 22.5%25 to 34 years
  • 0.0%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 45.5%55 to 64 years
  • 4.5%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Santa Maria
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Santa Maria,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 44.0%6 to 11 years
  • 100.0%12 to 14 years
  • 11.0%16 and 17 years
  • 0.0%18 to 24 years
  • 12.0%25 to 34 years
  • 29.0%35 to 44 years
  • 19.0%45 to 54 years
  • 33.0%55 to 64 years
  • 6.0%65 to 74 years
  • 29.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Santa Maria, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Santa Maria,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 34.7%Under 5 years
  • 11.8%5 years
  • 40.3%6 to 11 years
  • 21.1%12 to 14 years
  • 14.3%15 years
  • 10.0%16 and 17 years
  • 5.9%18 to 24 years
  • 21.1%25 to 34 years
  • 21.0%35 to 44 years
  • 10.1%45 to 54 years
  • 4.7%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 3.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Santa Maria, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Santa Maria, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Santa Maria, TX (%)
  • 22.5%Other race
  • 16.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Santa Maria, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Santa Maria, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 19Other race
  • 104Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 11.0%Below poverty level
  • 89.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 28.7%Below poverty level
  • 71.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Santa Maria, TX

Children below poverty level:
Santa Maria, Texas:

28.7%
State:

18.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Santa Maria:

40.0%
Texas:

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

67.9%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 9.1%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 90.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Santa Maria not in families by work experience
  • 0.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 28.6%Worked part-time
  • 71.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 21.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.6%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.9%Both worked part-time
  • 37.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 10.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 5.9%1999 to 2000
  • 3.9%1995 to 1998
  • 3.9%1990 to 1994
  • 27.5%1980 to 1989
  • 29.4%1970 to 1979
  • 19.6%1960 to 1969
  • 5.9%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 3.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.7%1999 to 2000
  • 8.0%1995 to 1998
  • 6.2%1990 to 1994
  • 18.6%1980 to 1989
  • 26.5%1970 to 1979
  • 16.8%1960 to 1969
  • 10.6%1950 to 1959
  • 6.2%1940 to 1949
  • 4.4%1939 or earlier
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