Poverty in Salem, Oregon

What is the poverty rate in Salem, Oregon?
The poverty rate in Salem is 16.2%. One out of every 6.2 residents of Salem lives in poverty.

How many people in Salem, Oregon live in poverty?
25,184 of 155,567 Salem residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate

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

2010

20.4% 15.3%

2011

21.3% 4.0% 15.9%

2012

19.8% 7.0% 15.9%

2013

19.6% 1.0% 15.8%

2014

14.3% 36.0% 15.5%

2015

17.0% 18.0% 14.7%

2016

14.9% 14.0% 14.0%

2017

16.3% 9.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,897

31.7% 25.2% 1.2%

American Indian

1,650

22.0% 26.8% 1.0%

Asian

4,300

19.1% 11.9% 2.6%

Pacific Islander

2,341

52.2% 19.0% 1.4%

Other

7,859

21.4% 23.8% 4.8%

Two Or More Races

10,212

28.2% 18.4% 6.2%

White

105,779

12.0% 10.3% 64.6%

Hispanic

35,234

24.8% 22.2% 21.5%

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

31.7% of Black residents of Salem, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Salem, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 601 of 1,897 black Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 1.2% of the total population of Salem, Oregon is black.

19.1% of Asian residents of Salem, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Salem, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 820 of 4,300 asian Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.6% of the total population of Salem, Oregon are asian.

12.0% of White residents of Salem, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Salem, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 12,726 of 105,779 white Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 64.6% of the total population of Salem, Oregon are white.

24.8% of Hispanic residents of Salem, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Salem, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 8,732 of 35,234 hispanic Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 21.5% of the total population of Salem, Oregon are hispanic.

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Salem, Oregon is 15.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Salem, Oregon is 16.5%.

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

Female residents of Salem, Oregon are slightly(4%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

11,990 of 75,785 males in Salem live below the poverty line.

13,194 of 79,782 females in Salem live below the poverty line.

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 22.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 13.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 21.9%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 20.1%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 16.7%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 19.1%.

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 Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 35.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Salem, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 21.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

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

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

25.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

19.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

18.6%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

16.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

6.8%

Over 85 Years Old

10.1%

Salem, Oregon Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Salem, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States is 15.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Salem, Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 19.1%.

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

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

Of the 137,411 residents of Salem, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States, 21,711 (15.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 3,473 (19.1%) of 18,156 residents of Salem, 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 Salem, Oregon

The poverty rate in Salem is 16.2%.
Salem is in Marion County, Polk County.
Oregon Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Marion County, Polk County.
City Poverty Rate
Aumsville 23.5%
Aurora 7.3%
Donald 10.7%
Four Corners 18.5%
Gervais 14.4%
Hayesville 19.6%
Hubbard 8.9%
Jefferson 18.9%
Keizer 13.8%
Mount Angel 12.5%
Silverton 11.4%
Stayton 15.9%
Sublimity 9.5%
Turner 13.0%
Woodburn 23.7%

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