Poverty in Bend, Oregon

What is the poverty rate in Bend, Oregon?
The poverty rate in Bend is 10.9%. One out of every 9.2 residents of Bend lives in poverty.

How many people in Bend, Oregon live in poverty?
9,433 of 86,639 Bend residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Bend compare to the rest of Oregon?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Oregon is 14.9%, meaning Bend has a significantly lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Oregon.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate

Bend, Oregon Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

13.6% 15.3%

2011

11.0% 23.0% 15.9%

2012

13.1% 18.0% 15.9%

2013

13.9% 5.0% 15.8%

2014

12.8% 8.0% 15.5%

2015

14.0% 9.0% 14.7%

2016

10.4% 34.0% 14.0%

2017

7.8% 34.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Asian

1,560

26.8% 11.9% 1.8%

Two Or More Races

2,626

7.8% 18.4% 3.0%

White

74,587

9.5% 10.3% 85.6%

Hispanic

7,854

19.0% 22.2% 9.0%

What's the Poverty Rate in Bend, Oregon By Race?

26.8% of Asian residents of Bend, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Bend, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 418 of 1,560 asian Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.8% of the total population of Bend, Oregon is asian.

9.5% of White residents of Bend, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Bend, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 7,109 of 74,587 white Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 85.6% of the total population of Bend, Oregon are white.

19.0% of Hispanic residents of Bend, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Bend, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 1,493 of 7,854 hispanic Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.0% of the total population of Bend, Oregon are hispanic.

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Bend, Oregon is 10.6%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Bend, Oregon is 11.2%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Bend, Oregon

Female residents of Bend, Oregon are slightly(5%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,402 of 41,563 males in Bend live below the poverty line.

5,031 of 45,076 females in Bend live below the poverty line.

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 14.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 10.0%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 6.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 18.0%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 10.6%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 8.3%.

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 Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 22.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Bend, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 11.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Bend, Oregon?

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

12.2%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

17.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

7.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

10.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

9.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.2%

Over 85 Years Old

4.8%

Bend, Oregon Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bend, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States is 10.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Bend, Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 16.1%.

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

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

Of the 82,787 residents of Bend, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States, 8,811 (10.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 622 (16.1%) of 3,852 residents of Bend, Oregon 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 Bend, Oregon

The poverty rate in Bend is 10.9%.
Bend is in Deschutes County.
Oregon Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Bend 10.9%
Deschutes River Woods 15.9%
Eagle Crest 7.6%
La Pine 22.4%
Redmond 16.2%
Sisters 12.1%
Terrebonne 10.3%
Three Rivers 21.5%

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