Poverty in West, Texas

What is the poverty rate in West, Texas?
The poverty rate in West is 8.4%. One out of every 11.9 residents of West lives in poverty.

How many people in West, Texas live in poverty?
229 of 2,714 West residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

West, Texas Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

2,395

8.6% 10.3% 84.4%

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

8.6% of White residents of West, Texas live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in West, Texas is dramatically lower than the national average of 10.3%. 205 of 2,395 white Texans live below the poverty line. Approximately 84.4% of the total population of West, Texas are white.

West, Texas Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in West, Texas is 5.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in West, Texas is 10.6%.

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

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

71 of 1,220 males in West live below the poverty line.

158 of 1,494 females in West live below the poverty line.

West, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

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

West, Texas Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of West, Texas Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

41.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

9.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

2.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

5.8%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

3.4%

Over 85 Years Old

8.6%

West, Texas Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of West, Texas who were born citizens of the United States is 7.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of West, Texas who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 55.2%.

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

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

Of the 2,685 residents of West, Texas who were born citizens of the United States, 213 (7.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 16 (55.2%) of 29 residents of West, 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 West, Texas

The poverty rate in West is 8.4%.
West is in McLennan County.
Texas Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in McLennan County.
City Poverty Rate
Bellmead 26.6%
Beverly Hills 23.9%
China Spring 8.1%
Hewitt 4.7%
Lacy-Lakeview 26.2%
Lorena 7.2%
Moody 20.5%
Riesel 9.6%
Robinson 7.9%
Waco 26.8%
West 8.4%
Woodway 4.5%

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