Poverty in Killeen, Texas

What is the poverty rate in Killeen, Texas?
The poverty rate in Killeen is 13.9%. One out of every 7.2 residents of Killeen lives in poverty.

How many people in Killeen, Texas live in poverty?
19,510 of 139,875 Killeen residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Killeen compare to the rest of Texas?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Texas is 16.0%, meaning Killeen has a moderately lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Texas.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate

Killeen, Texas Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

13.2% 15.3%

2011

18.6% 40.0% 15.9%

2012

16.9% 9.0% 15.9%

2013

14.3% 18.0% 15.8%

2014

13.0% 9.0% 15.5%

2015

14.5% 11.0% 14.7%

2016

13.0% 11.0% 14.0%

2017

15.5% 19.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

51,706

16.6% 25.2% 36.8%

American Indian

1,495

18.7% 26.8% 1.1%

Asian

5,613

9.2% 11.9% 4.0%

Pacific Islander

2,099

15.6% 19.0% 1.5%

Other

7,660

13.5% 23.8% 5.5%

Two Or More Races

9,084

18.0% 18.4% 6.5%

White

41,776

9.2% 10.3% 29.7%

Hispanic

35,831

16.9% 22.2% 25.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Killeen, Texas By Race?

16.6% of Black residents of Killeen, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Killeen, Texas is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 8,589 of 51,706 black Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 36.8% of the total population of Killeen, Texas are black.

9.2% of Asian residents of Killeen, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Killeen, Texas is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 515 of 5,613 asian Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.0% of the total population of Killeen, Texas are asian.

9.2% of White residents of Killeen, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Killeen, Texas is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 3,864 of 41,776 white Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 29.7% of the total population of Killeen, Texas are white.

16.9% of Hispanic residents of Killeen, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Killeen, Texas is the same as than the national average. 6,051 of 35,831 hispanic Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 25.5% of the total population of Killeen, Texas are hispanic.

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Killeen, Texas?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Killeen, Texas is 12.2%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Killeen, Texas is 15.6%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Killeen, Texas

Female residents of Killeen, Texas are meaningfully(27%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

8,367 of 68,638 males in Killeen live below the poverty line.

11,143 of 71,237 females in Killeen live below the poverty line.

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 16.9%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 12.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 25.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 18.8%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 21.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 16.3%.

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 Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 11.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Killeen, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 8.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Killeen, Texas?

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

18.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

20.4%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

19.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

11.4%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

14.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.5%

Over 85 Years Old

11.5%

Killeen, Texas Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Killeen, Texas who were born citizens of the United States is 14.1%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Killeen, Texas who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 12.9%.

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

Residents of Killeen, Texas 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 126,616 residents of Killeen, Texas who were born citizens of the United States, 17,794 (14.1%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,716 (12.9%) of 13,259 residents of Killeen, 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 Killeen, Texas

The poverty rate in Killeen is 13.9%.
Killeen is in Bell County.
Texas Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Belton 16.5%
Harker Heights 13.1%
Holland 22.8%
Killeen 13.9%
Little River-Academy 10.9%
Morgan's Point Resort 4.5%
Nolanville 13.6%
Rogers 12.2%
Salado 3.2%
Temple 19.2%
Troy 9.3%

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