Although Texas generally offers a wonderful job market and low cost of living, many people still live at or under the poverty line in the Lone Star State. We have compiled a list of the poorest cities in Texas, adjusted for a population of 50,000 or more. I chose to use only mid-sized cities, because otherwise, the data represented towns that had a population of around 425 people or less. If you’d like to view those statistics, you can do so here.
I used areavibes.com for my data, and searched for cities with the worst employment levels. However, keep in mind that all of these places have positive aspects beyond just a number on paper. The income of a community certainly doesn’t tell the whole story of what that town stands for. So, with that said, here are the 10 poorest cities in Texas, with a population of 50,000+.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Texas staff writer for Only in Your State, blogger for Power of Positivity, and freelance health, wellness, and travel writer. I spend any chance I get traveling, enjoying nature, trying out new recipes, and meditating. I love sharing smiles, good food, and great conversation :)
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