Poverty in Chandler, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Chandler, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Chandler is 9.1%. One out of every 11 residents of Chandler lives in poverty.

How many people in Chandler, Arizona live in poverty?
22,268 of 244,219 Chandler residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate

Chandler, Arizona Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

8.2% 15.3%

2011

10.5% 27.0% 15.9%

2012

9.3% 12.0% 15.9%

2013

10.4% 11.0% 15.8%

2014

10.4% 0.0% 15.5%

2015

9.2% 13.0% 14.7%

2016

7.1% 29.0% 14.0%

2017

8.1% 14.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

12,635

11.2% 25.2% 5.2%

American Indian

3,601

21.5% 26.8% 1.5%

Asian

23,590

9.2% 11.9% 9.6%

Other

6,721

18.2% 23.8% 2.7%

Two Or More Races

10,234

7.7% 18.4% 4.2%

White

144,336

5.8% 10.3% 58.9%

Hispanic

53,192

17.2% 22.2% 21.7%

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

11.2% of Black residents of Chandler, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Chandler, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 1,420 of 12,635 black Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 5.2% of the total population of Chandler, Arizona are black.

9.2% of Asian residents of Chandler, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Chandler, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 2,177 of 23,590 asian Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.6% of the total population of Chandler, Arizona are asian.

5.8% of White residents of Chandler, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Chandler, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 8,392 of 144,336 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 58.9% of the total population of Chandler, Arizona are white.

17.2% of Hispanic residents of Chandler, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Chandler, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 9,163 of 53,192 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 21.7% of the total population of Chandler, Arizona are hispanic.

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Chandler, Arizona is 8.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Chandler, Arizona is 9.8%.

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

Female residents of Chandler, Arizona are moderately(16%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

10,162 of 121,250 males in Chandler live below the poverty line.

12,106 of 122,969 females in Chandler live below the poverty line.

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 11.8%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 7.7%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 7.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 12.9%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 10.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 10.7%.

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 Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 14.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Chandler, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 14.2%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

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

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

13.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

12.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

10.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

8.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

6.4%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.0%

Over 85 Years Old

9.9%

Chandler, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Chandler, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 8.5%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Chandler, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 12.5%.

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

Foreign-born residents of Chandler, Arizona have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 207,527 residents of Chandler, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 17,671 (8.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 4,597 (12.5%) of 36,692 residents of Chandler, 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 Chandler, Arizona

The poverty rate in Chandler is 9.1%.
Chandler is in Maricopa County.
Arizona Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Maricopa County.
City Poverty Rate
Chandler 9.1%
Citrus Park 2.3%
Aguila 58.5%
Anthem 4.4%
Avondale 16.3%
Buckeye 12.9%
Carefree 8.5%
Cave Creek 7.5%
El Mirage 17.0%
Fountain Hills 4.9%
Gila Bend 37.8%
Gilbert 5.9%
Glendale 20.3%
Goodyear 8.7%
Guadalupe 32.7%
Komatke 55.7%
Litchfield Park 9.7%
Mesa 15.8%
New River 5.5%
Paradise Valley 5.8%
Phoenix 20.9%
Rio Verde 1.4%
Scottsdale 8.9%
Sun City 9.1%
Sun City West 6.8%
Sun Lakes 5.6%
Surprise 9.1%
Tempe 21.3%
Tolleson 23.3%
Youngtown 22.7%

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