Texas Children & Poverty


1

Texas’ national ranking for gap between
wealthy and poor

23

Percentage of Texas
children living in poverty

600,000

Number of new Texans under 17 qualifying for food stamps since December 2007

42nd

Texas’ ranking for
education attainment and income level

1.7m

Texas children in 2009 who meet the federal definition of poor
(living in households where earnings are $22,050 or less)

Source: Texans Care for Children

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