Sunday, February 8, 2015

Child Poverty Rate: City of Portland Child Poverty Rate is 63rd Out of 76 Cities W Pop 250k+.

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.

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