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Table 1 Comparison of specific demographic variables at study, state and national level

From: Increasing access to healthful foods: a qualitative study with residents of low-income communities

Demographics Study Area Texas United States
Median Age 31.3 33.6 37.21
% White 59.9 70.4 72.41
% Black or African American 11.6 11.8 12.61
% Hispanic 49.4 37.2 16.31
% Asian 3.9 3.8 4.81
% Unemployed 9.8 7.3 6.02
Median Income 40,146 50,920 53,0462
% Enrolled in SNAP in the Past 12 Months 19.17 11.2 11.42
% Individuals Below Poverty Level 3 25.75 17 10.92
% High School Graduates 71.784 80.8 85.72
% Spanish Speaking Household 46.71 29.3 29.42
% Living in Same House a Year Ago 77.85 82.1 n/a
  1. 1Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census
  2. 2Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012 American Community Survey
  3. 3 Poverty is determined when the total household income of the householder’s family falls below the appropriate poverty threshold (determined by: size of family, number of related children, and, for 1- and 2-person families, age of householder).
  4. 4 Average percentage graduation rates of all 11 zip codes represented by study participants.