The percentage of Texans living in poverty dropped from 18.5 percent in 2011 to 17.9 percent in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The only other state that saw its poverty rate drop was Minnesota. Still, Texas’ poverty rate remained above the national rate. About one in four children in Texas lived below the poverty level in 2012. Fast-growing Midland, where an oil boom has brought lucrative jobs, had the highest median household income among Texas’ metropolitan areas in 2012 at $61,331.
Use our interactive below to explore more of the numbers. Compare Texas with other states on key metrics, or compare each of the state's metropolitan statistical areas included in this Census release.
|Name||Median Household Income||% Under Poverty Level||% Under Poverty Level (Under 18)||% With Health Insurance|