Poverty in Maricopa, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Maricopa, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Maricopa is 8.1%. One out of every 12.4 residents of Maricopa lives in poverty.

How many people in Maricopa, Arizona live in poverty?
3,724 of 46,094 Maricopa residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Maricopa compare to the rest of Arizona?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Arizona is 17.0%, meaning Maricopa 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

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

4,702

14.7% 25.2% 10.2%

Asian

2,104

2.2% 11.9% 4.5%

Other

2,866

2.3% 23.8% 6.2%

Two Or More Races

2,395

5.3% 18.4% 5.2%

White

25,082

7.7% 10.3% 54.2%

Hispanic

12,224

7.9% 22.2% 26.4%

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

14.7% of Black residents of Maricopa, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Maricopa, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 693 of 4,702 black Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 10.2% of the total population of Maricopa, Arizona are black.

2.2% of Asian residents of Maricopa, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Maricopa, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 46 of 2,104 asian Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.5% of the total population of Maricopa, Arizona are asian.

7.7% of White residents of Maricopa, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Maricopa, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 1,923 of 25,082 white Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 54.2% of the total population of Maricopa, Arizona are white.

7.9% of Hispanic residents of Maricopa, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Maricopa, Arizona is dramatically lower than the national average of 22.2%. 966 of 12,224 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 26.4% of the total population of Maricopa, Arizona are hispanic.

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Maricopa, Arizona is 6.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Maricopa, Arizona is 9.3%.

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

Female residents of Maricopa, Arizona are significantly(34%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

1,553 of 22,640 males in Maricopa live below the poverty line.

2,171 of 23,454 females in Maricopa live below the poverty line.

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 8.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 7.9%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 12.3%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 10.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 10.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 8.0%.

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 Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 4.6%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Maricopa, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 3.5%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

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

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

9.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

10.8%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

8.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

7.3%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

6.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

13.4%

Over 85 Years Old

10.6%

Maricopa, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maricopa, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 8.2%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maricopa, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 7.2%.

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

Residents of Maricopa, 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 41,054 residents of Maricopa, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 3,360 (8.2%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 364 (7.2%) of 5,040 residents of Maricopa, 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 Maricopa, Arizona

The poverty rate in Maricopa is 8.1%.
Maricopa is in Pinal County.
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City Poverty Rate
Coolidge 24.2%
Ak-Chin Village 40.5%
Arizona City 20.4%
Blackwater 49.5%
Casa Blanca 60.1%
Casa Grande 17.9%
Eloy 32.5%
Florence 14.6%
Kearny 21.7%
Mammoth 23.8%
Maricopa 8.1%
Oracle 10.8%
Sacaton 36.4%
Saddlebrooke 4.8%
San Manuel 23.7%
San Tan Valley 11.4%
Superior 16.6%

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