15.7% Poverty Rate in Maricopa County, Arizona

Poverty Rate in Maricopa County, Arizona

How does the Poverty Rate in Maricopa County, Arizona compare to other counties in Arizona?

Arizona County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

14.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maricopa County, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 14.4%.

23.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Maricopa County, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 23.4%.

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

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

Of the 3,490,410 residents of Maricopa County, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 501,508 (14.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 142,968 (23.4%) of 610,898 residents of Maricopa County, 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 County, Arizona

The Poverty Rate in Maricopa County is 15.7%.
Maricopa County is in Arizona.
Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Chandler 9.1%

244,219

Citrus Park 2.3%

4,914

Aguila 58.5%

1,240

Anthem 4.4%

22,940

Avondale 16.3%

81,164

Buckeye 12.9%

55,644

Carefree 8.5%

3,615

Cave Creek 7.5%

5,423

El Mirage 17.0%

34,238

Fountain Hills 4.9%

24,020

Gila Bend 37.8%

1,882

Gilbert 5.9%

231,500

Glendale 20.3%

238,246

Goodyear 8.7%

71,021

Guadalupe 32.7%

6,231

Komatke 55.7%

1,244

Litchfield Park 9.7%

5,608

Mesa 15.8%

475,663

New River 5.5%

14,829

Paradise Valley 5.8%

13,961

Phoenix 20.9%

1,555,683

Rio Verde 1.4%

2,028

Scottsdale 8.9%

237,957

Sun City 9.1%

38,655

Sun City West 6.8%

24,867

Sun Lakes 5.6%

14,800

Surprise 9.1%

128,997

Tempe 21.3%

167,932

Tolleson 23.3%

7,052

Youngtown 22.7%

6,432

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2018 Arizona Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Arizona in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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