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Demographic Data Report for Texas by County
Poverty: Persons below poverty
All Ages, All Races (includes Hispanic), Both Sexes
2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Data
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Texas 14.7 4,072,194 38 of 52
United States 13.4 42,510,843 N/A
Brooks County 41.4 2,724 3,137
Presidio County 39.0 2,717 3,131
Starr County 34.7 22,015 3,110
Zapata County 34.5 4,888 3,107
Zavala County 33.8 4,011 3,102
Dimmit County 33.7 3,477 3,101
Cottle County 30.9 505 3,077
Jim Hogg County 30.6 1,576 3,070
Hidalgo County 29.7 250,879 3,056
Culberson County 29.6 653 3,052
Cameron County 28.9 120,764 3,043
Webb County 27.5 74,264 3,013
Kleberg County 27.2 7,904 3,003
Willacy County 27.0 5,468 2,996
Maverick County 26.9 15,616 2,993
Falls County 26.5 4,113 2,981
Dawson County 25.9 2,840 2,966
Cochran County 25.6 730 2,955
Swisher County 25.2 1,706 2,930
San Augustine County 24.8 1,995 2,915
Nacogdoches County 24.8 14,803 2,914
Real County 24.7 780 2,913
Hudspeth County 24.4 886 2,909
Newton County 24.4 3,357 2,907
Brazos County 24.4 50,496 2,902
Somervell County 23.4 2,017 2,841
Frio County 23.3 3,618 2,831
Jim Wells County 23.2 9,388 2,825
Hall County 22.9 685 2,804
Duval County 22.8 2,426 2,797
Shelby County 22.6 5,685 2,784
Walker County 22.4 12,325 2,769
Kimble County 22.3 964 2,757
Houston County 21.8 4,308 2,715
Aransas County 21.3 5,127 2,689
Crosby County 20.6 1,189 2,626
Bee County 20.6 5,120 2,620
Stephens County 20.6 1,835 2,618
Potter County 20.4 22,979 2,601
Haskell County 20.4 1,072 2,597
Val Verde County 20.3 9,536 2,588
El Paso County 20.2 165,719 2,579
Sabine County 20.1 2,076 2,572
Delta County 20.0 1,039 2,568
Garza County 19.7 829 2,533
Dickens County 19.7 410 2,532
Red River County 19.7 2,352 2,531
Kinney County 19.6 667 2,522
Limestone County 19.4 4,388 2,505
Wilbarger County 19.2 2,390 2,482
Marion County 19.2 1,901 2,480
Terry County 19.2 2,208 2,478
McLennan County 19.2 46,207 2,475
Lamb County 19.0 2,453 2,456
Matagorda County 18.9 6,884 2,445
Caldwell County 18.9 7,541 2,430
Lubbock County 18.9 55,155 2,426
Crockett County 18.6 637 2,392
Camp County 18.5 2,372 2,368
Jasper County 18.5 6,371 2,363
Cass County 18.5 5,455 2,360
Erath County 18.4 7,305 2,345
Eastland County 18.3 3,168 2,336
Wheeler County 18.3 965 2,334
Lynn County 18.2 1,053 2,326
Polk County 18.2 8,238 2,320
Palo Pinto County 18.1 5,097 2,308
Freestone County 18.1 3,260 2,296
Gregg County 18.0 21,494 2,286
Uvalde County 17.9 4,737 2,277
Morris County 17.8 2,170 2,252
Angelina County 17.7 15,026 2,250
Karnes County 17.7 2,199 2,243
Titus County 17.7 5,700 2,241
Jefferson County 17.7 41,948 2,237
Leon County 17.6 3,023 2,234
Wharton County 17.6 7,212 2,224
Lamar County 17.4 8,530 2,209
Hansford County 17.4 947 2,203
Harrison County 17.4 11,290 2,200
Howard County 17.3 5,470 2,197
Hamilton County 17.3 1,402 2,195
Live Oak County 17.2 1,837 2,167
Henderson County 17.1 13,599 2,145
La Salle County 17.0 1,098 2,133
Collingsworth County 17.0 493 2,130
Grimes County 17.0 4,134 2,127
Navarro County 17.0 8,150 2,124
McCulloch County 16.9 1,326 2,115
Wichita County 16.9 19,693 2,113
Throckmorton County 16.8 241 2,103
Bowie County 16.6 14,534 2,053
Nueces County 16.6 58,539 2,049
Tyler County 16.5 3,114 2,043
Waller County 16.5 7,827 2,041
Hockley County 16.5 3,662 2,037
Gray County 16.5 3,412 2,035
Refugio County 16.5 1,148 2,034
Cherokee County 16.4 8,013 2,032
Briscoe County 16.3 233 2,007
Jack County 16.3 1,255 2,005
Deaf Smith County 16.2 2,995 1,989
Nolan County 16.1 2,359 1,970
Hunt County 16.1 14,681 1,952
Upshur County 16.0 6,471 1,949
DeWitt County 16.0 2,946 1,944
Hale County 16.0 5,046 1,943
San Patricio County 15.9 10,516 1,928
Bosque County 15.8 2,823 1,903
Bexar County 15.7 301,755 1,897
Harris County 15.7 722,792 1,896
Bandera County 15.7 3,455 1,894
Schleicher County 15.7 467 1,888
Montague County 15.6 2,995 1,885
Mills County 15.6 734 1,878
Trinity County 15.5 2,244 1,867
Milam County 15.4 3,744 1,848
Dallas County 15.4 395,812 1,830
Smith County 15.4 34,116 1,829
Loving County 15.3 15 1,821
Runnels County 15.3 1,518 1,816
Gaines County 15.3 3,143 1,810
San Jacinto County 15.2 4,238 1,802
Ochiltree County 15.2 1,522 1,795
Taylor County 15.1 19,764 1,782
Pecos County 15.1 2,041 1,780
Fisher County 15.1 575 1,758
Reeves County 15.0 2,033 1,757
Victoria County 15.0 13,620 1,755
Winkler County 15.0 1,167 1,753
Knox County 15.0 535 1,741
Parmer County 14.9 1,440 1,731
Anderson County 14.9 6,598 1,719
Irion County 14.9 241 1,718
Sherman County 14.8 448 1,706
Atascosa County 14.8 7,196 1,693
Donley County 14.7 447 1,685
Panola County 14.7 3,353 1,679
Floyd County 14.7 847 1,678
Wood County 14.6 6,257 1,659
Hutchinson County 14.6 3,083 1,643
Kent County 14.5 87 1,623
Scurry County 14.4 2,173 1,612
Gonzales County 14.1 2,886 1,560
Liberty County 14.1 10,708 1,557
Upton County 14.1 505 1,551
Robertson County 14.0 2,356 1,548
Hopkins County 14.0 5,027 1,546
San Saba County 14.0 742 1,538
Jones County 14.0 1,782 1,536
Brewster County 14.0 1,254 1,527
Sutton County 13.9 531 1,525
Childress County 13.9 799 1,521
Hardeman County 13.9 544 1,509
Bell County 13.9 46,752 1,504
Coleman County 13.8 1,135 1,486
Hays County 13.7 28,214 1,474
Castro County 13.7 1,038 1,465
Calhoun County 13.7 2,923 1,462
Van Zandt County 13.6 7,377 1,453
Tom Green County 13.5 15,164 1,434
Jackson County 13.4 1,942 1,402
Shackelford County 13.3 436 1,392
Orange County 13.3 11,029 1,383
Menard County 13.3 276 1,381
Goliad County 13.1 980 1,342
Grayson County 13.1 16,775 1,324
Rains County 12.9 1,510 1,304
Coryell County 12.9 7,829 1,303
Lipscomb County 12.9 428 1,293
Cooke County 12.8 5,024 1,284
Moore County 12.8 2,712 1,279
Hill County 12.7 4,383 1,247
Brown County 12.6 4,545 1,236
Coke County 12.5 398 1,229
Ward County 12.5 1,446 1,220
Galveston County 12.4 40,485 1,186
Young County 12.3 2,183 1,167
Lee County 12.3 2,040 1,161
Dallam County 12.3 878 1,156
Clay County 12.2 1,259 1,153
Concho County 12.2 268 1,145
Austin County 12.1 3,583 1,132
Chambers County 12.1 4,960 1,118
Hardin County 12.1 6,768 1,105
Madison County 12.0 1,319 1,099
Washington County 12.0 3,959 1,096
Fannin County 12.0 3,796 1,094
Travis County 12.0 143,785 1,077
Archer County 11.9 1,033 1,074
Tarrant County 11.9 241,703 1,073
Ector County 11.9 18,899 1,066
Stonewall County 11.9 169 1,063
Fayette County 11.9 2,929 1,058
Rusk County 11.8 5,769 1,056
Burleson County 11.8 2,095 1,048
Roberts County 11.8 93 1,036
McMullen County 11.8 91 1,035
Baylor County 11.7 406 1,026
Glasscock County 11.7 177 1,024
Kerr County 11.7 5,880 1,020
Kaufman County 11.4 13,864 942
Medina County 11.3 5,372 925
Mitchell County 11.3 712 916
Bastrop County 11.2 9,230 906
Comanche County 11.2 1,485 905
Lampasas County 11.1 2,280 879
Wise County 10.7 6,983 810
Mason County 10.7 447 807
Callahan County 10.7 1,462 800
Lavaca County 10.7 2,083 797
Llano County 10.6 2,211 790
King County 10.5 25 777
Foard County 10.4 129 745
Johnson County 10.2 16,799 717
Burnet County 10.2 4,661 698
Colorado County 10.0 2,080 667
Hood County 9.7 5,615 609
Wilson County 9.6 4,652 578
Reagan County 9.6 357 571
Midland County 9.6 15,871 568
Gillespie County 9.5 2,476 562
Terrell County 9.4 84 544
Franklin County 9.3 988 535
Montgomery County 9.3 52,589 522
Andrews County 9.2 1,647 512
Armstrong County 9.2 174 503
Guadalupe County 9.1 14,297 489
Oldham County 9.1 152 488
Blanco County 9.0 1,015 466
Ellis County 8.8 15,026 421
Bailey County 8.7 590 418
Brazoria County 8.7 30,317 407
Edwards County 8.7 165 397
Martin County 8.5 474 373
Randall County 8.5 11,104 368
Yoakum County 8.4 726 361
Carson County 8.3 493 350
Hemphill County 8.2 326 342
Parker County 8.1 10,675 322
Crane County 8.1 379 321
Motley County 8.1 101 314
Denton County 7.6 62,681 256
Comal County 7.6 10,712 254
Fort Bend County 7.4 56,251 224
Williamson County 6.4 34,818 138
Collin County 6.3 60,908 126
Hartley County 6.1 251 112
Kendall County 5.6 2,411 76
Kenedy County 5.5 31 69
Rockwall County 4.7 4,579 32
Jeff Davis County 3.9 85 10
Borden County 2.6 16 2
Sterling County 2.4 29 1
Notes:
Created by statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov on 10/21/2021 4:36 pm.
Source: Demographic data provided by the Census Bureau and the American Community Survey.
For more information about Poverty: Persons below poverty, see the dictionary.
Health Service Areas are a single county or cluster of contiguous counties which are relatively self-contained with respect to hospital care. For more detailed information, please see Health Service Area information page. Puerto Rico is being treated as a Health Service Area for this data presentation.
Data for United States does not include Puerto Rico.

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