16.8% Poverty Rate in Harris County, Texas

Poverty Rate in Harris County, Texas

How does the Poverty Rate in Harris County, Texas compare to other counties in Texas?

Texas County Poverty Rate Comparison

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

15.8%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Harris County, Texas who were born citizens of the United States is 15.8%.

19.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Harris County, Texas who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Harris County, Texas born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

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

Of the 3,310,055 residents of Harris County, Texas who were born citizens of the United States, 521,935 (15.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 230,050 (19.7%) of 1,169,545 residents of Harris County, Texas 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 Harris County, Texas

The Poverty Rate in Harris County is 16.8%.
Harris County is in Texas.
Texas Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Aldine 34.0%

15,004

Atascocita 7.0%

72,487

Barrett 28.8%

3,453

Bellaire 1.7%

18,416

Bunker Hill Village 3.7%

3,916

Channelview 17.2%

40,905

Cloverleaf 27.8%

23,850

Crosby 23.9%

2,704

Deer Park 10.0%

33,501

El Lago 4.7%

2,752

Galena Park 26.4%

11,080

Hedwig Village 10.6%

2,647

Highlands 16.6%

7,506

Humble 17.3%

15,443

Hunters Creek Village 1.5%

4,749

Jacinto City 33.6%

10,630

Jersey Village 7.3%

7,890

La Porte 10.0%

35,172

Nassau Bay 9.2%

4,045

Pasadena 19.3%

152,614

Piney Point Village 5.1%

3,358

Sheldon 0.0%

1,356

South Houston 24.0%

17,539

Southside Place 6.7%

1,704

Spring 12.2%

57,619

Spring Valley Village 2.6%

4,175

Taylor Lake Village 4.7%

3,643

Webster 19.7%

10,836

West University Place 2.6%

15,464

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2018 Texas 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 Texas 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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