Poverty in Eugene, Oregon

What is the poverty rate in Eugene, Oregon?
The poverty rate in Eugene is 21.7%. One out of every 4.6 residents of Eugene lives in poverty.

How many people in Eugene, Oregon live in poverty?
34,191 of 157,393 Eugene residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate

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

2010

21.6% 15.3%

2011

27.2% 26.0% 15.9%

2012

27.6% 1.0% 15.9%

2013

24.1% 14.0% 15.8%

2014

21.6% 11.0% 15.5%

2015

23.4% 7.0% 14.7%

2016

21.6% 8.0% 14.0%

2017

19.0% 14.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

2,995

31.0% 25.2% 1.8%

American Indian

1,624

30.8% 26.8% 1.0%

Asian

6,770

40.8% 11.9% 4.1%

Other

4,609

20.0% 23.8% 2.8%

Two Or More Races

8,352

35.8% 18.4% 5.1%

White

124,116

19.2% 10.3% 76.1%

Hispanic

14,857

25.8% 22.2% 9.1%

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

31.0% of Black residents of Eugene, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Eugene, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 928 of 2,995 black Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.8% of the total population of Eugene, Oregon is black.

40.8% of Asian residents of Eugene, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Eugene, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 2,760 of 6,770 asian Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 4.1% of the total population of Eugene, Oregon are asian.

19.2% of White residents of Eugene, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Eugene, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 23,879 of 124,116 white Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 76.1% of the total population of Eugene, Oregon are white.

25.8% of Hispanic residents of Eugene, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Eugene, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 3,831 of 14,857 hispanic Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.1% of the total population of Eugene, Oregon are hispanic.

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Eugene, Oregon is 21.9%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Eugene, Oregon is 21.6%.

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

Male residents of Eugene, Oregon are slightly(1%) more likely to live in poverty than females.

17,103 of 78,107 males in Eugene live below the poverty line.

17,088 of 79,286 females in Eugene live below the poverty line.

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 38.0%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 14.5%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 12.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 19.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 15.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 17.4%.

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 Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 63.8%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Eugene, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 32.6%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

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

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

19.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

18.9%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

15.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

27.1%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

10.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.3%

Over 85 Years Old

13.1%

Eugene, Oregon Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Eugene, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States is 21.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Eugene, Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 29.3%.

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

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

Of the 144,129 residents of Eugene, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States, 30,303 (21.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 3,888 (29.3%) of 13,264 residents of Eugene, 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 Eugene, Oregon

The poverty rate in Eugene is 21.7%.
Eugene is in Lane County.
Oregon Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Lane County.
City Poverty Rate
Coburg 10.7%
Cottage Grove 21.0%
Creswell 8.5%
Dunes City 11.0%
Eugene 21.7%
Florence 18.6%
Junction City 17.1%
Lowell 6.4%
Oakridge 31.7%
Springfield 21.3%
Veneta 22.9%

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