Poverty in Springfield, Oregon

What is the poverty rate in Springfield, Oregon?
The poverty rate in Springfield is 21.3%. One out of every 4.7 residents of Springfield lives in poverty.

How many people in Springfield, Oregon live in poverty?
12,813 of 60,117 Springfield residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Springfield compare to the rest of Oregon?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Oregon is 14.9%, meaning Springfield 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

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Other

1,806

22.5% 23.8% 3.0%

Two Or More Races

3,327

19.6% 18.4% 5.5%

White

48,056

21.0% 10.3% 79.0%

Hispanic

7,227

20.0% 22.2% 11.9%

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

21.0% of White residents of Springfield, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Springfield, Oregon is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 10,110 of 48,056 white Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 79.0% of the total population of Springfield, Oregon are white.

20.0% of Hispanic residents of Springfield, Oregon live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Springfield, Oregon is the same as than the national average. 1,447 of 7,227 hispanic Oregonians live below the poverty line. Approximately 11.9% of the total population of Springfield, Oregon are hispanic.

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Springfield, Oregon is 18.1%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Springfield, Oregon is 24.5%.

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

Female residents of Springfield, Oregon are significantly(35%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

5,416 of 29,901 males in Springfield live below the poverty line.

7,397 of 30,216 females in Springfield live below the poverty line.

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 27.5%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 19.0%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 16.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 27.2%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 23.7%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 30.2%.

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 Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 31.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Springfield, Oregon have a Poverty Rate of 18.5%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

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

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

30.8%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

26.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

25.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

22.1%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

11.3%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.0%

Over 85 Years Old

15.8%

Springfield, Oregon Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Springfield, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States is 21.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Springfield, Oregon who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.0%.

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

Residents of Springfield, Oregon who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 56,453 residents of Springfield, Oregon who were born citizens of the United States, 12,189 (21.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 624 (17.0%) of 3,664 residents of Springfield, 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 Springfield, Oregon

The poverty rate in Springfield is 21.3%.
Springfield 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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