An Analysis of the 2010 American Community Survey Provided by the US Census Bureau
- Persisting Poverty: More than 672, 299 people in the Phoenix area are living below the federal poverty threshold
- Poverty in Phoenix is Deepening: The number of Phoenix Metro residents living in poverty has increased last year by 25,000, raising the region’s poverty level to 16.2%.
- Racial Disparity: With a poverty rate between 25% and 28%, African Americans and Latinos are 2-3 times more likely to experience poverty than whites in Phoenix (10%).
- More Working People Slipping into Poverty: 40.2% of adults living below the poverty line have held a full or part-time job over the past year.