- Collin County has the highest median income and lowest child poverty rate among Texas counties.
- Half of Collin County children live in families with incomes greater than $75,000, and 42 percent of Collin County children's families have incomes greater than $100,000.
- More than 11,000 Collin County children live in poverty.
- Nearly one in five students is considered economically disadvantaged and is eligible for free or reduced-cost school lunches in the 14 public school districts.
- Nearly 8 percent of Collin County families earn less than $25,000 annually.
- The supply of affordable housing is inadequate.
- The number of low-income children enrolled in Children's Medicaid has quadrupled since 2001.
- Nearly 9,000 children and pregnant women in low-income households received services in 2007 from WIC.
Work Group Priorities 2010
- Provide access to resources and programs (i.e. food stamps, WIC, child care subsidies, etc).
- Empower parents to become self-sufficient (i.e. life skills, job readiness, connect to local resources).
To obtain more information about the Economic Security work group, please contact:
- Collin County City of Hope
- Children's Medical Center at Legacy