Texas: Number of Children Living in Poverty on the Rise

Dec 3, 2013

Credit netexas.bucknerconnect.com

The percentage of children living in poverty has risen 47 percent since 2000 , despite an improving Texas economy reported the Texas Tribune.  

Twenty-seven percent of Texas children were living in poverty in 2011, a rate that put the Lone Star State among the nine worst states.

The Texas Tribune has created an interactive table to compare counties across the state.  Potter County is the worst with 32.1 percent of children living in poverty, compared to Hemphill County with 12.3 percent. 

Find out how Texas Panhandle counties ranked here.