Poverty in Tolleson, Arizona

What is the poverty rate in Tolleson, Arizona?
The poverty rate in Tolleson is 23.3%. One out of every 4.3 residents of Tolleson lives in poverty.

How many people in Tolleson, Arizona live in poverty?
1,644 of 7,052 Tolleson residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Hispanic

5,745

24.9% 22.2% 81.5%

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

24.9% of Hispanic residents of Tolleson, Arizona live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Tolleson, Arizona is the same as than the national average. 1,432 of 5,745 hispanic Arizonans live below the poverty line. Approximately 81.5% of the total population of Tolleson, Arizona are hispanic.

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Tolleson, Arizona is 16.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Tolleson, Arizona is 29.5%.

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

Female residents of Tolleson, Arizona are dramatically(82%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

528 of 3,265 males in Tolleson live below the poverty line.

1,116 of 3,787 females in Tolleson live below the poverty line.

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 37.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 18.8%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.9%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 58.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 62.5%.

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 Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 10.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Tolleson, Arizona have a Poverty Rate of 25.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

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

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

14.1%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

37.2%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

59.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

17.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

22.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.1%

Over 85 Years Old

18.3%

Tolleson, Arizona Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Tolleson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States is 23.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Tolleson, Arizona who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 24.3%.

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

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

Of the 5,373 residents of Tolleson, Arizona who were born citizens of the United States, 1,236 (23.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 408 (24.3%) of 1,679 residents of Tolleson, 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 Tolleson, Arizona

The poverty rate in Tolleson is 23.3%.
Tolleson is in Maricopa County.
Arizona Poverty Rate by City
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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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