Poverty in Ajo, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Ajo, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Ajo is 32.8%. One out of every 3.1 residents of Ajo lives in poverty.

How many people in Ajo, Arizona live in poverty?
1,150 of 3,509 Ajo residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Ajo compare to the rest of Arizona?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%, meaning Ajo has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Arizona.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

1,345

23.0% 10.3% 38.2%

Hispanic

1,522

34.6% 22.2% 43.2%

What's the Poverty Rate in Ajo, Arizona By Race?

23.0% of White residents of Ajo, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Ajo, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 310 of 1,345 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 38.2% of the total population of Ajo, Arizona are white.

34.6% of Hispanic residents of Ajo, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Ajo, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 526 of 1,522 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 43.2% of the total population of Ajo, Arizona are hispanic.

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Ajo, Arizona?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Ajo, Arizona is 31.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Ajo, Arizona is 34.5%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Ajo, Arizona

Female residents of Ajo, Arizona are moderately(11%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

550 of 1,772 males in Ajo live below the poverty line.

600 of 1,737 females in Ajo live below the poverty line.

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Ajo can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 34.5%.

Poverty for younger ages in Ajo is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 32.2%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Ajo can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 15.3%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 26.1%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Ajo, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Ajo, Arizona?

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

42.9%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

30.6%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

41.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

39.5%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

21.0%

75 to 84 Years Old

30.8%

Over 85 Years Old

26.2%

Ajo, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Ajo, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Ajo, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 33.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Ajo, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Ajo, Arizona born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Ajo, Arizona who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 3,272 residents of Ajo, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 1,109 (33.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 41 (17.3%) of 237 residents of Ajo, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Ajo, Arizona

The poverty rate in Ajo is 32.8%.
Ajo is in Pima County.
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City Poverty Rate
Ajo 32.8%
Arivaca Junction 24.9%
Avra Valley 19.9%
Casas Adobes 10.0%
Catalina 9.9%
Catalina Foothills 6.2%
Corona de Tucson 1.8%
Drexel Heights 19.9%
Flowing Wells 25.4%
Green Valley 5.5%
Oro Valley 5.8%
Picture Rocks 13.7%
Rincon Valley 5.9%
Sahuarita 6.5%
Sells 48.0%
South Tucson 46.2%
Summit 31.4%
Tanque Verde 5.1%
Three Points 29.1%
Tucson 24.1%
Tucson Estates 15.3%
Vail 8.9%
Valencia West 13.0%

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