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Poverty -- Oregon -- Statistics, Poverty -- United States -- Statistics
The U.S. Census Bureau’s latest Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), released in December 2012, show an increase in poverty in Oregon and nationwide from 2010 to 2011. During this period, the nation’s poverty rate rose from 15.3 percent ( /- 0.1 percent) to 15.9 percent ( /- 0.1 percent), while the rate in Oregon rose sharply from 15.8 percent ( /- 0.3 percent) to 17.3 percent ( /- 0.4 percent). Both the national and state increases are statistically significant. In 2011, Oregon had the sixteenth highest rate of poverty (tied with Oklahoma) among the fifty states and the District of Columbia.
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Byerly, Jack and Jason R. Jurjevich. 2013. “New Census Data Show Poverty on the Rise in Oregon and Nationwide.” Metropolitan Knowledge Network (MKN). March.