Poverty in Redding, California

What is the poverty rate in Redding, California?
The poverty rate in Redding is 18.9%. One out of every 5.3 residents of Redding lives in poverty.

How many people in Redding, California live in poverty?
16,835 of 89,257 Redding residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Redding compare to the rest of California?
The Poverty Rate across the state of California is 15.1%, meaning Redding has a meaningfully higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of California.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Redding, California Poverty Rate

Redding, California Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

19.9% 15.3%

2011

23.4% 17.0% 15.9%

2012

16.4% 42.0% 15.9%

2013

21.3% 29.0% 15.8%

2014

14.1% 50.0% 15.5%

2015

18.3% 29.0% 14.7%

2016

20.3% 11.0% 14.0%

2017

18.7% 8.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Redding, California Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,191

35.7% 25.2% 1.3%

American Indian

1,921

17.1% 26.8% 2.1%

Asian

4,238

27.8% 11.9% 4.6%

Other

2,321

40.7% 23.8% 2.5%

Two Or More Races

4,198

24.6% 18.4% 4.6%

White

69,686

16.2% 10.3% 76.4%

Hispanic

9,001

31.1% 22.2% 9.9%

What's the Poverty Rate in Redding, California By Race?

35.7% of Black residents of Redding, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Redding, California is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 425 of 1,191 black Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.3% of the total population of Redding, California is black.

27.8% of Asian residents of Redding, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Redding, California is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 1,178 of 4,238 asian Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.6% of the total population of Redding, California are asian.

16.2% of White residents of Redding, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Redding, California is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 11,279 of 69,686 white Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 76.4% of the total population of Redding, California are white.

31.1% of Hispanic residents of Redding, California live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Redding, California is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 2,798 of 9,001 hispanic Californians live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.9% of the total population of Redding, California are hispanic.

Redding, California Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Redding, California?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Redding, California is 18.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Redding, California is 19.0%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Redding, California

Female residents of Redding, California are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

8,002 of 42,750 males in Redding live below the poverty line.

8,833 of 46,507 females in Redding live below the poverty line.

Redding, California Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Redding can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 27.9%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 15.3%.

Poverty for younger ages in Redding is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 27.3%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 27.1%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Redding can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 23.6%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 20.5%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 38.7%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Redding, California have a Poverty Rate of 26.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Redding, California Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Redding, California?

Redding, California Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Redding, California Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

27.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

25.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

20.9%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

21.7%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

5.5%

Over 85 Years Old

12.2%

Redding, California Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Redding, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Redding, California who were born citizens of the United States is 17.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Redding, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 34.3%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Redding, California born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Redding, California have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 83,330 residents of Redding, California who were born citizens of the United States, 14,804 (17.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,031 (34.3%) of 5,927 residents of Redding, California who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Redding, California

The poverty rate in Redding is 18.9%.
Redding is in Shasta County.
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City Poverty Rate
Bella Vista 17.1%
Anderson 21.3%
Burney 27.9%
Palo Cedro 9.1%
Redding 18.9%
Shasta 5.0%
Shasta Lake 17.1%
Shingletown 13.7%
Cottonwood 33.5%

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