Poverty in Laredo, Texas

What is the poverty rate in Laredo, Texas?
The poverty rate in Laredo is 30.6%. One out of every 3.3 residents of Laredo lives in poverty.

How many people in Laredo, Texas live in poverty?
77,110 of 251,807 Laredo residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate

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

2010

31.4% 15.3%

2011

31.7% 1.0% 15.9%

2012

31.6% 0.0% 15.9%

2013

30.7% 2.0% 15.8%

2014

32.1% 4.0% 15.5%

2015

30.7% 4.0% 14.7%

2016

32.4% 5.0% 14.0%

2017

27.2% 19.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,013

18.2% 25.2% 0.4%

Asian

1,401

23.8% 11.9% 0.5%

Other

8,020

31.3% 23.8% 3.1%

Two Or More Races

1,299

40.7% 18.4% 0.5%

White

8,885

15.2% 10.3% 3.5%

Hispanic

240,250

31.3% 22.2% 94.1%

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

18.2% of Black residents of Laredo, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Laredo, Texas is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 184 of 1,013 black Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 0.4% of the total population of Laredo, Texas is black.

23.8% of Asian residents of Laredo, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Laredo, Texas is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 333 of 1,401 asian Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 0.5% of the total population of Laredo, Texas is asian.

15.2% of White residents of Laredo, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Laredo, Texas is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 1,352 of 8,885 white Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.5% of the total population of Laredo, Texas are white.

31.3% of Hispanic residents of Laredo, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Laredo, Texas is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 75,145 of 240,250 hispanic Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 94.1% of the total population of Laredo, Texas are hispanic.

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Laredo, Texas is 28.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Laredo, Texas is 32.9%.

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

Female residents of Laredo, Texas are moderately(16%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

34,506 of 122,118 males in Laredo live below the poverty line.

42,604 of 129,689 females in Laredo live below the poverty line.

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 36.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 26.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 38.6%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 42.8%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 38.2%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 34.3%.

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 Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 24.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Laredo, Texas have a Poverty Rate of 11.9%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

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

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

44.8%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

41.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

35.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

22.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

27.2%

Over 85 Years Old

35.2%

Laredo, Texas Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Laredo, Texas who were born citizens of the United States is 30.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Laredo, Texas who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 32.4%.

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

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

Of the 185,712 residents of Laredo, Texas who were born citizens of the United States, 55,665 (30.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 21,445 (32.4%) of 66,095 residents of Laredo, 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 Laredo, Texas

The poverty rate in Laredo is 30.6%.
Laredo is in Webb County.
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Laredo 30.6%
Ranchos Penitas West 29.3%
Rio Bravo 47.3%

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