Report shows that Portland metro ranks 62 out of 75 metro areas with large Hispanic immigrant populations in average earnings for Hispanic immigrants, but when adjusted for age and education, Portland is one of 33 metro areas where there is no substantial difference in average incomes between Hispanic immigrants and non immigrants. (Note: Report says 76 metro areas, but Excel spreadsheet only shows 75).
Compared with workers born in the United States, Latino immigrants make on average 37 percent less in all the top 100 largest metros. But the study says that, taking into consideration age and education, Portland is one of 33 metro areas (out of 76 metro areas with large Hispanic immigrant populations) where there is NO substantive difference in earnings between Hispanic immigrants and native workers:
When taking into consideration age and education, we find that Latino immigrants make 7 percent less than native workers, demonstrating how important education is to earnings. To narrow it down further, take a look at the 76 metro areas with large populations of Latino immigrants. In 40 of those metros, Latino immigrants make less money than natives of comparable age and education level......In three metro areas-Detroit; Omaha; and Greensboro, North Carolina-Latino immigrants fare better, earning 6 to 11 percent more than comparable native workers. In 33 metro areas, there’s little to no difference between the earnings of foreign-born and US born workers with similar age and education.Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.