Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

St. Louis, Missouri (MO) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


Settings
X
Data:
Settings
Click to activate map...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

19.1% of St. Louis, MO residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 32.4% greater than the poverty level of 12.9% across the entire state of Missouri. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.9% of high school graduates and 44.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.9% among disabled males and 29.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 78.3%. For comparison, it was 46.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in St. Louis, MO

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
St. Louis:

19.1%
Whole state:

12.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
St. Louis:

9.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
St. Louis:

24.9%
Missouri:

15.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
St. Louis:

28.4%
Missouri:

29.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
St. Louis:

29.2%
Missouri:

19.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
St. Louis:

29.3%
Missouri:

29.7%

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

78.3%
Residents above poverty level:

46.0%

Poverty by age in St. Louis, MO

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in St. Louis
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in St. Louis,MO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.3%Under 5 years
  • 25.6%5 years
  • 25.8%6 to 11 years
  • 20.7%12 to 14 years
  • 47.3%15 years
  • 24.5%16 and 17 years
  • 27.5%18 to 24 years
  • 13.2%25 to 34 years
  • 15.5%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 24.3%55 to 64 years
  • 18.9%65 to 74 years
  • 18.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in St. Louis
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in St. Louis,MO (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.2%Under 5 years
  • 10.4%5 years
  • 24.9%6 to 11 years
  • 19.4%12 to 14 years
  • 28.7%15 years
  • 42.9%16 and 17 years
  • 36.4%18 to 24 years
  • 14.2%25 to 34 years
  • 14.5%35 to 44 years
  • 19.3%45 to 54 years
  • 18.1%55 to 64 years
  • 18.6%65 to 74 years
  • 16.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in St. Louis, MO
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in St. Louis,MO (% below half of poverty level)
  • 21.0%Under 5 years
  • 24.2%5 years
  • 20.8%6 to 11 years
  • 17.3%12 to 14 years
  • 18.3%15 years
  • 16.6%16 and 17 years
  • 18.0%18 to 24 years
  • 11.4%25 to 34 years
  • 9.6%35 to 44 years
  • 8.5%45 to 54 years
  • 8.4%55 to 64 years
  • 4.2%65 to 74 years
  • 4.7%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in St. Louis, MO

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in St. Louis, MO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in St. Louis, MO (%)
  • 13.1%White
  • 24.4%Black
  • 23.8%American Indian
  • 22.7%Asian
  • 62.5%Native Hawaiian
  • 27.4%Other race
  • 21.6%2+ races
  • 23.4%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in St. Louis, MO
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in St. Louis, MO (absolute numbers)
  • 17,034White
  • 32,157Black
  • 166American Indian
  • 2,352Asian
  • 134Native Hawaiian
  • 850Other race
  • 1,6902+ races
  • 2,893Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 19.0%Below poverty level
  • 81.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 20.8%Below poverty level
  • 79.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in St. Louis, MO

Children below poverty level:
St. Louis, Missouri:

24.1%
State:

16.6%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
St. Louis:

21.9%
Missouri:

18.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
St. Louis:

44.5%
Missouri:

39.1%
Poor families by family type
  • 22.0%Married-couple family
  • 21.1%Male, no wife present
  • 56.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in St. Louis not in families by work experience
  • 3.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 30.4%Worked part-time
  • 66.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 3.1%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 15.3%Both worked part-time
  • 24.5%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 45.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 0.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.4%1990 to 1994
  • 0.9%1980 to 1989
  • 2.3%1970 to 1979
  • 5.6%1960 to 1969
  • 14.3%1950 to 1959
  • 18.9%1940 to 1949
  • 56.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 0.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.7%1990 to 1994
  • 1.8%1980 to 1989
  • 1.6%1970 to 1979
  • 5.2%1960 to 1969
  • 15.7%1950 to 1959
  • 16.6%1940 to 1949
  • 57.7%1939 or earlier
Discuss St. Louis, Missouri (MO) on our hugely popular Missouri forum.


City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Some parts © 2021 Advameg, Inc.

Table of Contents