Poverty in Oregon

What is the poverty rate in Oregon?
The poverty rate in Oregon is 14.9%. One out of every 6.7 residents of Oregon lives in poverty.

How many people in Oregon live in poverty?
587,248 of 3,947,954 residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the Poverty Rate in Oregon compare to the national average?
Oregon ranks 31st in Poverty Rate at 14.9%(poverty rankings by state).The Poverty Rate of Oregon is slightly higher than the national average of 14.6%.

Oregon Poverty Rate County Map

Oregon County Poverty Rate Comparison

Oregon Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Oregon?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Oregon is 13.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Oregon is 15.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Oregon

Female residents of Oregon are moderately(13%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

270,924 of 1,948,541 males in Oregon live below the poverty line.

316,324 of 1,999,413 females in Oregon live below the poverty line.

Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate in Oregon By Age?

Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

  • Children Under 6 in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 21.6%.
  • Children 6 to 11 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 19.0%.
  • Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 16.7%.
  • Adults 18 to 59 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 15.7%.
  • Adults 60 to 74 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 9.1%.
  • 75 to 84 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 8.5%.
  • Over 85 Years Old in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 10.2%.

Historical Oregon Poverty Rate

Oregon Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

15.8% 15.3%

2011

17.5% 10.0% 15.9%

2012

17.2% 1.0% 15.9%

2013

16.7% 3.0% 15.8%

2014

16.6% 0.0% 15.5%

2015

15.4% 7.0% 14.7%

2016

13.3% 15.0% 14.0%

2017

13.2% 0.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Oregon Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

72,590

30.5% 25.2% 1.8%

American Indian

43,674

26.3% 26.8% 1.1%

Asian

162,923

15.6% 11.9% 4.0%

Pacific Islander

14,678

26.4% 19.0% 0.4%

Other

118,212

22.2% 23.8% 2.9%

Two Or More Races

177,327

20.1% 18.4% 4.4%

White

3,027,964

12.6% 10.3% 75.2%

Hispanic

498,708

24.0% 22.2% 12.4%

What's the Poverty Rate in Oregon By Race?

30.5% of Black residents of Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Oregon is the same as than the national average. 22,148 of 72,590 black Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.8% of the total population of Oregon is black.

15.6% of Asian residents of Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 25,396 of 162,923 asian Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.0% of the total population of Oregon are asian.

12.6% of White residents of Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Oregon is the same as than the national average. 380,640 of 3,027,964 white Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 75.2% of the total population of Oregon are white.

24.0% of Hispanic residents of Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Oregon is the same as than the national average. 119,709 of 498,708 hispanic Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 12.4% of the total population of Oregon are hispanic.

Oregon Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 21.3%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in school is slightly higher than the national average of 20.1%. This translates to 194,713 of 914,709 Oregonians enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 22.7% of the total population of Oregon are currently enrolled in school.

  • Not Enrolled in School in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 12.5%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents not enrolled in school is slightly higher than the national average of 12.2%. This translates to 363,157 of 2,901,183 Oregonians not enrolled in school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 72.1% of the total population of Oregon are currently not enrolled in school.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 16.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in nursery school is slightly lower than the national average of 18.0%. This translates to 9,010 of 54,840 Oregonians enrolled in nursery school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.4% of the total population of Oregon is currently enrolled in nursery school.

  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 18.9%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) is moderately lower than the national average of 21.2%. This translates to 35,744 of 188,636 Oregonians enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.7% of the total population of Oregon are currently enrolled in elementary school(grades 1-4).

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 16.9%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) is moderately lower than the national average of 19.0%. This translates to 31,385 of 185,753 Oregonians enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.6% of the total population of Oregon are currently enrolled in middle school(grade 5-8).

  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 17.4%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) is slightly lower than the national average of 17.7%. This translates to 33,752 of 194,071 Oregonians enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 4.8% of the total population of Oregon are currently enrolled in high school (grades 9-12).

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 Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 32.3%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in undergraduate school is significantly higher than the national average of 23.4%. This translates to 64,516 of 199,689 Oregonians enrolled in undergraduate school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 5.0% of the total population of Oregon are currently enrolled in undergraduate school.

  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 22.8%.
  • The Poverty Rate of Oregon residents enrolled in graduate or professional school is significantly higher than the national average of 17.2%. This translates to 10,559 of 46,285 Oregonians enrolled in graduate or professional school living below the poverty line within the past year. Approximately 1.1% of the total population of Oregon is currently enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Oregon Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

14.5%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oregon who were born citizens of the United States is 14.5%.

18.7%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 18.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Oregon born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

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

Of the 3,554,340 residents of Oregon who were born citizens of the United States, 513,759 (14.5%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 73,489 (18.7%) of 393,614 residents of Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Oregon Poverty Rate By City

Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by City
City Rank Poverty Rate Population

Albany

105th

15.4% 52,007

Aloha

86th

13.8% 55,205

Altamont

145th

18.8% 18,975

Ashland

143rd

18.6% 20,733

Astoria

104th

15.3% 9,632

Baker City

92nd

14.5% 9,741

Beaverton

70th

12.6% 95,710

Bend

52nd

10.9% 87,167

Bethany

9th

4.3% 23,177

Brookings

71st

12.7% 6,366

Bull Mountain

1st

2.0% 9,698

Canby

53rd

10.9% 17,337

Cedar Hills

21st

6.5% 8,054

Cedar Mill

18th

5.8% 17,050

Central Point

79th

13.4% 17,760

Coos Bay

164th

21.4% 16,070

Cornelius

45th

10.5% 12,423

Corvallis

197th

27.3% 56,224

Cottage Grove

161st

21.0% 9,930

Creswell

34th

8.5% 5,202

Dallas

101st

15.1% 15,413

Damascus

30th

8.1% 10,909

Deschutes River Woods

116th

15.9% 5,910

Eagle Point

109th

15.6% 8,858

Eugene

170th

21.7% 163,135

Fairview

40th

10.0% 9,261

Florence

142nd

18.6% 8,678

Forest Grove

88th

14.0% 23,554

Four Corners

141st

18.5% 16,648

Garden Home-Whitford

6th

4.0% 6,442

Gladstone

59th

11.6% 11,936

Grants Pass

159th

20.2% 36,687

Green

98th

15.0% 7,453

Gresham

157th

20.0% 110,336

Happy Valley

11th

4.6% 18,477

Hayesville

154th

19.6% 21,658

Hermiston

158th

20.0% 17,241

Hillsboro

51st

10.8% 102,396

Hood River

134th

17.9% 7,526

Independence

90th

14.3% 9,246

Jennings Lodge

106th

15.4% 8,164

Junction City

130th

17.1% 5,819

Keizer

85th

13.8% 37,910

Klamath Falls

179th

23.1% 21,113

La Grande

171st

21.8% 12,999

Lake Oswego

14th

5.6% 38,212

Lebanon

167th

21.6% 16,336

Lincoln City

180th

23.4% 8,541

Madras

185th

23.9% 6,552

McMinnville

124th

16.3% 33,211

Medford

156th

19.8% 79,246

Milton-Freewater

202nd

30.4% 7,051

Milwaukie

66th

12.2% 20,627

Molalla

82nd

13.7% 8,987

Monmouth

205th

34.1% 9,983

Mount Hood Village

32nd

8.4% 5,041

Newberg

129th

17.0% 22,898

Newport

152nd

19.4% 10,274

North Bend

78th

13.4% 9,566

Oak Grove

39th

9.7% 16,648

Oak Hills

16th

5.6% 11,779

Oatfield

22nd

6.6% 13,457

Ontario

207th

35.2% 10,972

Oregon City

37th

9.5% 35,483

Pendleton

110th

15.6% 16,709

Portland

122nd

16.2% 630,331

Prineville

188th

24.2% 9,515

Raleigh Hills

17th

5.6% 5,762

Redmond

121st

16.2% 28,492

Rockcreek

10th

4.4% 9,503

Roseburg North

113th

15.7% 5,904

Roseburg

131st

17.5% 22,013

Salem

120th

16.2% 163,654

Sandy

61st

11.8% 10,581

Scappoose

31st

8.2% 6,975

Seaside

68th

12.4% 6,542

Sheridan

62nd

11.9% 6,049

Sherwood

5th

3.8% 19,107

Silverton

58th

11.4% 9,757

Springfield

163rd

21.3% 60,823

St. Helens

133rd

17.8% 13,254

Stayton

117th

15.9% 7,927

Sutherlin

146th

18.9% 7,887

Sweet Home

177th

22.6% 9,289

Talent

172nd

22.0% 6,349

The Dalles

76th

13.4% 15,224

Tigard

43rd

10.4% 51,355

Tillamook

199th

28.4% 5,085

Troutdale

72nd

13.0% 16,557

Tualatin

56th

11.1% 27,135

Umatilla

187th

24.1% 7,069

Veneta

178th

22.9% 4,808

Warrenton

65th

12.2% 5,335

West Haven-Sylvan

27th

7.7% 8,142

West Linn

8th

4.3% 26,307

West Slope

15th

5.6% 7,698

White City

136th

18.3% 9,030

Wilsonville

63rd

11.9% 22,789

Winston

194th

25.4% 5,365

Woodburn

182nd

23.7% 25,067

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