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


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19.5% of Laredo, TX residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 30.2% greater than the poverty level of 13.6% across the entire state of Texas. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.4% of high school graduates and 66.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.5% among disabled males and 34.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 55.6%. For comparison, it was 28.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Laredo, TX

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

19.5%
Whole state:

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

8.5%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Laredo:

29.5%
Texas:

17.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Laredo:

22.6%
Texas:

26.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Laredo:

34.6%
Texas:

21.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 18.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Laredo:

23.1%
Texas:

25.4%

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

55.6%
Residents above poverty level:

28.2%

Poverty by age in Laredo, TX

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laredo
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laredo,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.5%Under 5 years
  • 23.0%5 years
  • 30.4%6 to 11 years
  • 24.9%12 to 14 years
  • 19.0%15 years
  • 28.6%16 and 17 years
  • 12.3%18 to 24 years
  • 10.4%25 to 34 years
  • 15.3%35 to 44 years
  • 11.4%45 to 54 years
  • 12.3%55 to 64 years
  • 13.4%65 to 74 years
  • 15.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laredo
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laredo,TX (percentage below poverty level)
  • 30.8%Under 5 years
  • 16.4%5 years
  • 25.4%6 to 11 years
  • 34.3%12 to 14 years
  • 8.8%15 years
  • 27.8%16 and 17 years
  • 27.7%18 to 24 years
  • 22.0%25 to 34 years
  • 15.1%35 to 44 years
  • 14.8%45 to 54 years
  • 11.8%55 to 64 years
  • 19.9%65 to 74 years
  • 23.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laredo, TX
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laredo,TX (% below half of poverty level)
  • 16.8%Under 5 years
  • 14.9%5 years
  • 15.3%6 to 11 years
  • 15.3%12 to 14 years
  • 15.3%15 years
  • 15.9%16 and 17 years
  • 13.3%18 to 24 years
  • 9.8%25 to 34 years
  • 9.5%35 to 44 years
  • 7.1%45 to 54 years
  • 7.1%55 to 64 years
  • 4.8%65 to 74 years
  • 5.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Laredo, TX

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laredo, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laredo, TX (%)
  • 10.6%White
  • 18.3%Black
  • 23.4%American Indian
  • 15.5%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 18.5%Other race
  • 30.0%2+ races
  • 20.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laredo, TX
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laredo, TX (absolute numbers)
  • 969White
  • 213Black
  • 136American Indian
  • 224Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,236Other race
  • 4122+ races
  • 49,821Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.6%Below poverty level
  • 81.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 22.3%Below poverty level
  • 77.7%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Laredo, TX

Children below poverty level:
Laredo, Texas:

27.0%
State:

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

25.4%
Texas:

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

66.9%
Texas:

45.2%
Poor families by family type
  • 38.4%Married-couple family
  • 15.6%Male, no wife present
  • 46.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Laredo not in families by work experience
  • 5.8%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 23.1%Worked part-time
  • 71.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 6.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 28.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.7%Both worked part-time
  • 32.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 22.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 7.3%1999 to 2000
  • 19.1%1995 to 1998
  • 14.7%1990 to 1994
  • 16.9%1980 to 1989
  • 13.6%1970 to 1979
  • 9.2%1960 to 1969
  • 6.6%1950 to 1959
  • 5.8%1940 to 1949
  • 6.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 6.8%1999 to 2000
  • 18.7%1995 to 1998
  • 15.7%1990 to 1994
  • 20.6%1980 to 1989
  • 15.0%1970 to 1979
  • 8.7%1960 to 1969
  • 7.0%1950 to 1959
  • 3.6%1940 to 1949
  • 3.9%1939 or earlier
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