Using U.S. Census American Community Survey data, this interactive shows which Texas counties have the lowest and highest rates of poverty, broken down by race.
Poverty levels are calculated by the U.S. Census based on a predetermined set of income thresholds that vary depending on the individual and/or family being surveyed. If a family's income is less than its assigned threshold, that family and everyone in it is considered to be impoverished. To learn more about how the Census Bureau calculates this measure, click here.
To use the interactive, select a race/ethnicity from the drop-down menu. Hover or tap on the map to learn more about the poverty breakdown of a particular county.
Want to play with the data yourself? Download it here.
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