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


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25.8% of Waco, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 47.1% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 42.8% of high school graduates and 42.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.2% among disabled males and 27.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.7%. For comparison, it was 44.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Waco, TX

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Waco:

25.8%
Whole state:

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

12.1%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Waco:

23.2%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Waco:

22.8%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Waco:

27.2%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 23.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Waco:

23.1%
Texas:

25.4%

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

81.7%
Residents above poverty level:

44.0%

Poverty by age in Waco, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waco
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Waco,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.6%Under 5 years
  • 82.4%5 years
  • 40.1%6 to 11 years
  • 13.7%12 to 14 years
  • 33.1%15 years
  • 21.3%16 and 17 years
  • 37.5%18 to 24 years
  • 15.6%25 to 34 years
  • 16.3%35 to 44 years
  • 10.0%45 to 54 years
  • 10.4%55 to 64 years
  • 4.8%65 to 74 years
  • 6.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waco
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Waco,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.8%Under 5 years
  • 25.4%5 years
  • 32.6%6 to 11 years
  • 21.8%12 to 14 years
  • 31.9%15 years
  • 31.4%16 and 17 years
  • 57.7%18 to 24 years
  • 24.6%25 to 34 years
  • 16.8%35 to 44 years
  • 14.8%45 to 54 years
  • 18.3%55 to 64 years
  • 19.7%65 to 74 years
  • 23.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waco, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Waco,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.7%Under 5 years
  • 14.1%5 years
  • 14.8%6 to 11 years
  • 11.8%12 to 14 years
  • 9.6%15 years
  • 13.7%16 and 17 years
  • 36.6%18 to 24 years
  • 10.0%25 to 34 years
  • 5.8%35 to 44 years
  • 5.9%45 to 54 years
  • 4.9%55 to 64 years
  • 3.4%65 to 74 years
  • 3.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Waco, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waco, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waco, TX (%)
  • 24.0%White
  • 31.2%Black
  • 59.3%American Indian
  • 16.1%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 26.2%Other race
  • 33.2%2+ races
  • 23.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Waco, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Waco, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 13,832White
  • 8,118Black
  • 258American Indian
  • 391Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,178Other race
  • 1,1692+ races
  • 9,656Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 26.2%Below poverty level
  • 73.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.0%Below poverty level
  • 79.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Waco, TX

Children below poverty level:
Waco, Texas:

32.1%
State:

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

42.8%
Texas:

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

42.6%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 23.1%Married-couple family
  • 11.9%Male, no wife present
  • 65.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Waco not in families by work experience
  • 2.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 55.0%Worked part-time
  • 42.8%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.7%Both worked full-time
  • 9.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 18.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.9%Both worked part-time
  • 28.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 26.7%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
  • 2.1%1995 to 1998
  • 0.5%1990 to 1994
  • 6.4%1980 to 1989
  • 7.4%1970 to 1979
  • 17.6%1960 to 1969
  • 27.3%1950 to 1959
  • 20.7%1940 to 1949
  • 17.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.4%1999 to 2000
  • 4.2%1995 to 1998
  • 3.6%1990 to 1994
  • 8.4%1980 to 1989
  • 10.6%1970 to 1979
  • 17.0%1960 to 1969
  • 30.2%1950 to 1959
  • 12.9%1940 to 1949
  • 11.9%1939 or earlier
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