Poverty in Somerton, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Somerton, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Somerton is 29.2%. One out of every 3.4 residents of Somerton lives in poverty.

How many people in Somerton, Arizona live in poverty?
4,528 of 15,491 Somerton residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Other

2,201

14.8% 23.8% 14.2%

Hispanic

15,010

29.3% 22.2% 96.8%

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

29.3% of Hispanic residents of Somerton, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Somerton, Arizona is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 4,399 of 15,010 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 96.8% of the total population of Somerton, Arizona are hispanic.

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Somerton, Arizona is 29.0%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Somerton, Arizona is 29.4%.

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

Female residents of Somerton, Arizona are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

2,241 of 7,725 males in Somerton live below the poverty line.

2,287 of 7,766 females in Somerton live below the poverty line.

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 35.5%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 37.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 43.1%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 35.5%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 36.7%.

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 Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 21.1%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Somerton, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

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

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

32.1%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

38.6%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

36.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

23.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

34.5%

75 to 84 Years Old

39.1%

Over 85 Years Old

68.2%

Somerton, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Somerton, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 29.4%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Somerton, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 29.0%.

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

Residents of Somerton, 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 9,296 residents of Somerton, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 2,732 (29.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,796 (29.0%) of 6,195 residents of Somerton, 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 Somerton, Arizona

The poverty rate in Somerton is 29.2%.
Somerton is in Yuma County.
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City Poverty Rate
Avenue B and C 34.8%
Donovan Estates 15.9%
Fortuna Foothills 10.8%
San Luis 27.5%
Somerton 29.2%
Wellton 19.6%
Yuma 16.9%

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