Socioeconomic Health: Poverty

Socioeconomic Health: Poverty graph

Based on U.S. Census data between 2007 – 2009 Benton County had a higher percentage of individuals below the poverty level (20.3%) than Oregon (13.7%) and the United States (13.6%). Benton County also had a higher percentage of 18-64 year olds under the poverty level (24.0%) than Oregon (13.2%) and the United States (12.3%). The highest percentage below the poverty level for all three locations was mother single parent families, Benton County (25.9%), Oregon (29.7%), and the United States (28.6%).

Sources:

  • U.S. Census Bureau. American Fact Finder. Geography: Benton County, Oregon. Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009. Data Set: 2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates Survey: American Community Survey.
    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml 
    Type in "Benton County, Oregon" into the search bar, click "GO", then click "Topics" and then "Dataset" and select "2009 ACS 3-year estimates". Then click on "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009"
  • U.S. Census Bureau. American Fact Finder. Geography: Oregon. Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009. Data Set: 2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates Survey: American Community Survey.
    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
    Type in "Oregon" into the search bar, click "GO", then click "Topics" and then "Dataset" and select "2009 ACS 3-year estimates". Then click on "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009"
  • U.S. Census Bureau. American Fact Finder. Geography: United States. Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009. Data Set: 2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates Survey: American Community Survey.
    http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
    Type in "United States" into the search bar, click "GO", then click "Topics" and then "Dataset" and select "2009 ACS 3-year estimates". Then click on "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2009"

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Socioeconomic Health: Poverty table