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Tucson, Arizona (AZ) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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19.1% of Tucson, AZ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 29.3% greater than the poverty level of 13.5% across the entire state of Arizona. Taking into account residents not living in families, 25.1% of high school graduates and 44.3% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.5% among disabled males and 24.3% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.7%. For comparison, it was 40.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Tucson, AZ

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

19.1%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Tucson:

9.3%
Whole state:

6.2%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Tucson:

20.5%
Arizona:

16.0%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Tucson:

27.0%
Arizona:

25.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Tucson:

24.3%
Arizona:

19.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Tucson:

27.0%
Arizona:

25.1%

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

74.7%
Residents above poverty level:

40.7%

Poverty by age in Tucson, AZ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Tucson
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Tucson,AZ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 26.0%Under 5 years
  • 16.3%5 years
  • 29.8%6 to 11 years
  • 21.4%12 to 14 years
  • 20.0%15 years
  • 18.5%16 and 17 years
  • 27.7%18 to 24 years
  • 12.9%25 to 34 years
  • 14.7%35 to 44 years
  • 9.7%45 to 54 years
  • 16.4%55 to 64 years
  • 8.4%65 to 74 years
  • 10.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Tucson
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Tucson,AZ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 28.0%Under 5 years
  • 28.8%5 years
  • 25.0%6 to 11 years
  • 36.2%12 to 14 years
  • 20.2%15 years
  • 18.9%16 and 17 years
  • 29.3%18 to 24 years
  • 25.0%25 to 34 years
  • 17.1%35 to 44 years
  • 10.8%45 to 54 years
  • 18.7%55 to 64 years
  • 14.4%65 to 74 years
  • 14.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Tucson, AZ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Tucson,AZ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.2%Under 5 years
  • 10.8%5 years
  • 10.2%6 to 11 years
  • 6.8%12 to 14 years
  • 10.2%15 years
  • 11.2%16 and 17 years
  • 17.9%18 to 24 years
  • 8.0%25 to 34 years
  • 5.5%35 to 44 years
  • 4.5%45 to 54 years
  • 4.7%55 to 64 years
  • 2.9%65 to 74 years
  • 3.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Tucson, AZ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Tucson, AZ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Tucson, AZ (%)
  • 14.9%White
  • 23.5%Black
  • 26.6%American Indian
  • 22.3%Asian
  • 41.9%Native Hawaiian
  • 18.6%Other race
  • 26.0%2+ races
  • 20.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Tucson, AZ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Tucson, AZ (absolute numbers)
  • 32,110White
  • 6,084Black
  • 4,937American Indian
  • 3,803Asian
  • 491Native Hawaiian
  • 8,586Other race
  • 8,7352+ races
  • 50,244Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.3%Below poverty level
  • 81.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 22.9%Below poverty level
  • 77.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Tucson, AZ

Children below poverty level:
Tucson, Arizona:

25.6%
State:

18.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Tucson:

25.1%
Arizona:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Tucson:

44.3%
Arizona:

43.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 32.4%Married-couple family
  • 20.0%Male, no wife present
  • 47.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Tucson not in families by work experience
  • 3.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 46.5%Worked part-time
  • 50.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.8%Both worked full-time
  • 5.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 20.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.2%Both worked part-time
  • 33.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 26.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 2.1%1999 to 2000
  • 5.6%1995 to 1998
  • 2.9%1990 to 1994
  • 14.9%1980 to 1989
  • 22.9%1970 to 1979
  • 15.4%1960 to 1969
  • 22.9%1950 to 1959
  • 7.7%1940 to 1949
  • 5.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 3.2%1999 to 2000
  • 9.2%1995 to 1998
  • 5.2%1990 to 1994
  • 12.8%1980 to 1989
  • 24.2%1970 to 1979
  • 14.8%1960 to 1969
  • 20.1%1950 to 1959
  • 6.6%1940 to 1949
  • 3.9%1939 or earlier
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