Poverty in Glendale, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Glendale, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Glendale is 20.3%. One out of every 4.9 residents of Glendale lives in poverty.

How many people in Glendale, Arizona live in poverty?
48,255 of 238,246 Glendale residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate

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

2010

20.2% 15.3%

2011

19.2% 4.0% 15.9%

2012

22.6% 17.0% 15.9%

2013

26.3% 16.0% 15.8%

2014

21.0% 25.0% 15.5%

2015

22.5% 7.0% 14.7%

2016

16.4% 37.0% 14.0%

2017

16.7% 1.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

14,635

30.2% 25.2% 6.1%

American Indian

3,832

28.9% 26.8% 1.6%

Asian

10,310

13.8% 11.9% 4.3%

Other

12,589

22.0% 23.8% 5.2%

Two Or More Races

10,085

13.9% 18.4% 4.2%

White

115,499

12.7% 10.3% 47.8%

Hispanic

89,307

29.5% 22.2% 37.0%

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

30.2% of Black residents of Glendale, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Glendale, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 4,423 of 14,635 black Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.1% of the total population of Glendale, Arizona are black.

13.8% of Asian residents of Glendale, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Glendale, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 1,418 of 10,310 asian Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.3% of the total population of Glendale, Arizona are asian.

12.7% of White residents of Glendale, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Glendale, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 14,622 of 115,499 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 47.8% of the total population of Glendale, Arizona are white.

29.5% of Hispanic residents of Glendale, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Glendale, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 26,343 of 89,307 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 37.0% of the total population of Glendale, Arizona are hispanic.

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Glendale, Arizona is 18.6%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Glendale, Arizona is 21.8%.

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

Female residents of Glendale, Arizona are moderately(17%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

21,758 of 116,719 males in Glendale live below the poverty line.

26,497 of 121,527 females in Glendale live below the poverty line.

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 26.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 17.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 27.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 35.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 30.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 22.3%.

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 Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 18.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Glendale, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

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

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

30.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

34.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

25.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

18.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

10.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.9%

Over 85 Years Old

14.4%

Glendale, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Glendale, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 18.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Glendale, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 28.0%.

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

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

Of the 196,108 residents of Glendale, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 36,442 (18.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 11,813 (28.0%) of 42,138 residents of Glendale, 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 Glendale, Arizona

The poverty rate in Glendale is 20.3%.
Glendale is in Maricopa County.
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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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