Data Suggests This is the Poorest Town in Texas
The inflation epidemic has taken a toll on America, and Texas hasn't been immune. Unfortunately, money does not grow on trees, which puts a lot of Texans in a very challenging predicament when it came to paying bills, putting food on the table, and just living in general.
HOW BAD IS THE POVERTY IN TEXAS?
According to news service inForney, the typical American household earns an average of $69,021 over the last five years ending in 2021. Even though there was an increase of 6% over estimates from the five-year period ending in 2020 for a lot of Americans any increase in income hasn’t been wiped out by inflation. The typical earnings in a Texas household are $67,321 a year and there are a lot of places in Texas where incomes are way lower.
WHAT IS THE #1 POOREST CITY IN TEXAS?
Out of 877 towns in the great state of Texas that were available to give the data, Carrizo Hill is ranked as the poorest city in the state.
Carrizo Hill's household runs a little bit over $9000 a year which is 86.5% less than nationwide medium household and nearly everyone in the city is below the property line.
It is truly sad what has happened to this city. I’ve been there before and it’s actually a very nice town. It is said that the local property rate in the town stands at a staggering 96.9% compared to the state-wide property rate of 14.0%. I’m not exactly sure what would need to be done and how soon this city could overcome its poverty but I guess we can only hope for the best.