In Ellis County, TX, 45,485 households (27%) can not afford basic needs such as housing, transportation, child care, food, transportation, health care and technology. Despite overall improvement in employment rates and gain in median income, the economic recovery in Ellis County, like that in the rest of Texas, has not reached all families. A growing number of families face challenges from low wages, reduced work hours, depleted savings and increasing costs.
The ALICE Report for Ellis County provides and in-depth look at Ellis County and the population called ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE households have incomes above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but struggle to afford basic household necessities.