The National Center for Children in Poverty recently published a report HERE showing 2013 child poverty rates in cities with more than 250,000 in total population.
Overall for those large cities the child poverty rate in 2013 was 30.6%.
Neither Portland or Seattle were included in the list of top 25 cities with highest child poverty rates.
I dug out 2013 census data for all places in the US in 2013 and extracted child poverty rate estimates for Seattle and Portland. My calculations:
Seattle (16.5%) ranked 69th out of 76 cities and Portland (22.2%) ranked 63rd; 91% of large cities had higher child poverty rates than Seattle and 87% had higher child poverty rates than Portland.
The PDF ranked list is HERE and embedded below:
Note: My list has 76 cities vs 71 reported by NCCP; I used all cities with pop of 250k+ in 2013, they used cities with that pop in 2007.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.