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Babies born at normal birth weight, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2011 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
86%
87%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
37,291
43,160
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
92%
92%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
168,173
176,418
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
92%
93%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
123,699
130,720
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
90%
91%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
15,084
19,075
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
94%
94%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
752
812
Texas
Total
Percent
92%
92%
Texas
Total
Number
345,315
370,185
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2011 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
86%
87%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
37,291
43,160
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
92%
92%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
168,173
176,418
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
92%
93%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
123,699
130,720
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
90%
91%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
15,084
19,075
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
94%
94%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
752
812
Texas
Total
Percent
92%
92%
Texas
Total
Number
345,315
370,185
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Definitions: Percent of all live births where the newborn weighs 2,500 grams (5.5 pounds) or more. The data reflect the mother’s place of residence, not the place where the birth occurred. Births of unknown weight are not included in these calculations. Births where mother’s Hispanic status is unknown are counted as non-Hispanic.

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data with 20 or fewer cases are suppressed.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Children age 3 to 5 enrolled in nursery school, preschool or kindergarten, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
1,000
1,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
45%
50%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
28,000
27,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
67%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
83,000
84,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
61%
61%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
320,000
321,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
53%
53%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
228,000
219,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
60%
59%
Texas
Total
Number
679,000
676,000
Texas
Total
Percent
57%
56%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
1,000
1,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
45%
50%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
28,000
27,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
67%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
83,000
84,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
61%
61%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
320,000
321,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
53%
53%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
228,000
219,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
60%
59%
Texas
Total
Number
679,000
676,000
Texas
Total
Percent
57%
56%
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Definitions: The share of children ages 3 to 5 enrolled in nursery school or kindergarten during the previous two months. "Nursery school" and "preschool" include any group or class of institution providing educational experiences for children during the years preceding kindergarten. Places where instruction is an integral part of the program are included, but private homes that primarily provide custodial care are not included. Children enrolled in programs sponsored by federal, state or local agencies to provide preschool education to young children--including Head Start programs--are considered as enrolled in nursery school or preschool. Children enrolled in first grade are excluded from this analysis.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Estimates suppressed when the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30.
N.A.- Estimates are not available.

Fourth graders who scored at or above proficient in reading, by race and ethnicity (Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
18%
17%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
17%
22%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46%
50%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
66%
66%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
S
S
Texas
Total
Percent
28%
31%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
18%
17%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
17%
22%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
46%
50%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
66%
66%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
S
S
Texas
Total
Percent
28%
31%
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Definitions: Fourth grade public school students who scored at or above proficient on reading achievement tests, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading test.
For a more detailed description of achievement levels see: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/Reading/achieveall.asp. Public schools include charter schools and exclude Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense Education Activity schools.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Available online at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - NAEP reporting standards not met.
N.A.- Data not available.

Eighth graders who scored at or above proficient in math, by race and ethnicity (Percent)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
21%
16%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
29%
23%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
53%
48%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
74%
67%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
S
S
Texas
Total
Percent
38%
32%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2013 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
21%
16%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
29%
23%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
53%
48%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
74%
67%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
S
S
Texas
Total
Percent
38%
32%
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Definitions: 8th grade public school students’ mathematics achievement levels, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
For a more detailed description of achievement levels see: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/Mathematics/achieveall.asp. Public schools include charter schools and exclude Bureau of Indian Education schools and Department of Defense Education Activity schools.

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Available online at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017.
S - NAEP reporting standards not met.
N.A.- Data not available.

High school students graduating on time, by race and ethnicity (Rate & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2009 - 10
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Rate
69
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
37,491
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Rate
77
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
120,985
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Rate
83
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
110,456
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Rate
96
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
10,490
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Rate
100
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
1,472
Texas
Total
Rate
79
Texas
Total
Number
280,894
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2009 - 10
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Rate
69
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
37,491
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Rate
77
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
120,985
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Rate
83
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
110,456
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Rate
96
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
10,490
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Rate
100
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
1,472
Texas
Total
Rate
79
Texas
Total
Number
280,894
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Why This Indicator Matters

Students who graduate from high school on time are more likely to continue to postsecondary education and training; they are more employable and have higher incomes than students who fail to graduate. High school graduates also have better health outcomes, make healthier choices and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.

This indicator is included in the KIDS COUNT Child Well-Being Index. Read the KIDS COUNT Data Book to learn more: http://datacenter.kidscount.org/publications.
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Definitions: The estimated percentage of an entering freshman class graduating in 4 years.
The measure is derived from the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), which uses aggregate student enrollment data to estimate the size of an incoming freshman class and aggregate counts of the number of regular diplomas awarded four years later.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education.
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), State Dropout and Completion Data, accessible online at http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/drpcompstatelvl.asp.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Females 15 to 19 who delay childbearing until adulthood, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
89%
93%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
107,189
115,201
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
85%
90%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
347,122
402,989
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
94%
96%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
317,494
320,257
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
98%
99%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
29,420
38,879
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
93%
97%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
2,832
3,383
Texas
Total
Percent
89%
93%
Texas
Total
Number
818,376
880,709
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
89%
93%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
107,189
115,201
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
85%
90%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
347,122
402,989
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
94%
96%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
317,494
320,257
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
98%
99%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
29,420
38,879
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
93%
97%
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
2,832
3,383
Texas
Total
Percent
89%
93%
Texas
Total
Number
818,376
880,709
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Definitions: Percent of females ages 15 to 19 who did not have a birth in their teen years. The number of teen mothers is calculated by adding all first births to 15 to 19 year olds in the current year to all first births to 14 to 18 year olds in the previous year, and all first births to 13 to 17 year olds in the year before, etc. Then, females who delayed childbearing is calculated by subtracting the estimated number of teen mothers from the population of 15-19 year old girls in each state. Because data is pooled for some years, some teen mothers who gave birth when they are very young are excluded from these estimates.

Data Source: Child Trends analysis of data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Vital Statistics.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Young adults ages 19 to 26 who are in school or working, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
6,000
5,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
83%
79%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
111,000
125,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
93%
94%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
278,000
324,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
75%
79%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
991,000
1,087,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
77%
79%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,001,000
1,010,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
86%
87%
Texas
Total
Number
2,428,000
2,601,000
Texas
Total
Percent
81%
83%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
6,000
5,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
83%
79%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
111,000
125,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
93%
94%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
278,000
324,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
75%
79%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
991,000
1,087,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
77%
79%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,001,000
1,010,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
86%
87%
Texas
Total
Number
2,428,000
2,601,000
Texas
Total
Percent
81%
83%
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Definitions: Young adults ages 19 to 26 who are either enrolled in school (full- or part-time) or employed (full- or part-time).

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Estimates suppressed when the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Young adults ages 25 to 29 who have completed an associate degree or higher, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
2,000
1,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
32%
31%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
60,000
72,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
69%
73%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
61,000
64,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27%
27%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
138,000
160,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
18%
20%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
341,000
364,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
45%
47%
Texas
Total
Number
613,000
676,000
Texas
Total
Percent
33%
35%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
2,000
1,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
32%
31%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
60,000
72,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
69%
73%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
61,000
64,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
27%
27%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
138,000
160,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
18%
20%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
341,000
364,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
45%
47%
Texas
Total
Number
613,000
676,000
Texas
Total
Percent
33%
35%
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Definitions:

The percent of young adults ages 25 to 29 who have completed an associate degree or higher.

The category “associate degree” includes people whose highest degree is an associate degree, which generally requires 2 years of college level work and is either in an occupational program that prepares them for a specific occupation, or an academic program primarily in the arts and sciences. The course work may or may not be transferable to a Bachelor’s degree.

Data Source: Population References Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017.
S - Estimates suppressed when the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Children who live with a householder who has at least a high school diploma, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
14,000
12,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
90%
89%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
216,000
241,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
89%
91%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
729,000
731,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
89%
91%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
2,043,000
2,184,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
61%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
2,170,000
2,154,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
94%
95%
Texas
Total
Number
5,327,000
5,507,000
Texas
Total
Percent
77%
79%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
14,000
12,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
90%
89%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
216,000
241,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
89%
91%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
729,000
731,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
89%
91%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
2,043,000
2,184,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
61%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
2,170,000
2,154,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
94%
95%
Texas
Total
Number
5,327,000
5,507,000
Texas
Total
Percent
77%
79%
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Definitions: The percent of all children ages 0 to 17 who live with a householder who has at least a high school degree.

The child may not be the “own child” of the householder but related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. Children, under 18 years who maintain households or are spouses or unmarried partners of householders are excluded from this analysis.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017.
S - Estimates suppressed when the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Children who live in two-parent families, by race ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
10,000
9,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
67%
62%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
212,000
234,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
87%
87%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
325,000
342,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
40%
42%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
2,213,000
2,300,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
66%
66%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,777,000
1,790,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
77%
77%
Texas
Total
Number
4,649,000
4,806,000
Texas
Total
Percent
67%
68%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
10,000
9,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
67%
62%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
212,000
234,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
87%
87%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
325,000
342,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
40%
42%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
2,213,000
2,300,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
66%
66%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,777,000
1,790,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
77%
77%
Texas
Total
Number
4,649,000
4,806,000
Texas
Total
Percent
67%
68%
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Definitions: The percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live with two parents. Two parent families can be married-couple families but also include householders who reside with an unmarried partner. 

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau Analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017.
S - Estimates suppressed when the coefficient of variation is greater than or equal to 30.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Children who live in families with incomes at or above 200 percent of poverty, by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
8,000
8,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
54%
57%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
168,000
195,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
70%
73%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
317,000
342,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
40%
42%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
1,110,000
1,257,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
33%
36%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,665,000
1,693,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
73%
74%
Texas
Total
Number
3,371,000
3,620,000
Texas
Total
Percent
49%
52%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2010 - 2012 2013 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
8,000
8,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
54%
57%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
168,000
195,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
70%
73%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
317,000
342,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
40%
42%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
1,110,000
1,257,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
33%
36%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
1,665,000
1,693,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
73%
74%
Texas
Total
Number
3,371,000
3,620,000
Texas
Total
Percent
49%
52%
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Definitions: The percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live in families with incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

The federal poverty definition consists of a series of thresholds based on family size and composition. In 2015, a 200% poverty threshold for a family of two adults and two children was $48,072. Poverty status is not determined for people in military barracks, institutional quarters, or for unrelated individuals under age 15 (such as foster children).

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Footnotes: Updated: October 2017
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficient of variation is 30 or higher.
N.A.- Data are not available.

Children who live in low-poverty areas (poverty<20 percent), by race and ethnicity (Percent & Number)

Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2007 - 2011 2011 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
22,000
21,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
66%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
202,000
232,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
86%
86%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
469,000
482,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
56%
56%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
1,496,000
1,654,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
46%
48%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
2,017,000
1,992,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
86%
86%
Texas
Total
Number
4,295,000
4,496,000
Texas
Total
Percent
63%
64%
Location Race Ethnicity Data Type 2007 - 2011 2011 - 2015
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Number
22,000
21,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native alone
Percent
66%
63%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Number
202,000
232,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Asian or Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
Percent
86%
86%
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Number
469,000
482,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic Black alone
Percent
56%
56%
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Number
1,496,000
1,654,000
Texas
Hispanic or Latino
Percent
46%
48%
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Number
2,017,000
1,992,000
Texas
Non-Hispanic White alone
Percent
86%
86%
Texas
Total
Number
4,295,000
4,496,000
Texas
Total
Percent
63%
64%
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Definitions:

Percent of children ages 0 to 17 who live in census tracts with poverty rates of less than 20 percent. Research indicates that as neighborhood poverty rates increase, undesirable outcomes rise and opportunities for success are less likely. The effects of concentrated poverty begin to appear once neighborhood poverty rates rise above 20 percent and continue to grow as the concentration of poverty increases up to the 40 percent threshold.

Non-Hispanic Black and African American is not available from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Summary tables. Therefore, Black and African American include those who are of either Hispanic or non-Hispanic descent.

Data Source: Population Reference Bureau analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year Summary file data.

Footnotes: Updated October 2017.
S - Data are suppressed if the calculated coefficients of variation are 30 or higher.
N.A.- Data are not available.