In this article, we use U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey data for 2005-2009 to show poverty demographics within the five-county Portland metropolitan region during.
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) show a statistically significant increase in the overall uninsured rate for Oregon from 2010 to 2011.
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) show no statistically significant change in the overall uninsured rate for Oregon from 2009 to 2010.
Executive Summary For many metro areas, including Portland, being economically competitive in today’s knowledge and information economy depends on attracting and retaining young, college-educated (YCE) migrants. On this indicator, Portland has been most successful: since 1980, the Portland metropolitan region has attracted college-educated individuals under the age of 40 at some of the country’s highest […]
Executive Summary Few segments of the population are more critical to Portland’s future economic vitality than the young and college-educated (YCE). In the last several decades the Portland metropolitan region has become a magnet for YCEs nationally, boasting one of the country’s highest net migration rates for college-educated individuals under the age of 40, a […]
Households headed by foreign-born naturalized persons earn roughly $10,000 more than their native-born counterparts and about $24,000 more than households headed by foreign-born non-citizens.
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) show the number of Americans without health insurance increased from 42.9 million in 2008 to 45 million in 2009.
The Metropolitan Knowledge Network is a timely collection of articles written about the Portland Metro Region and its national and international context. MKN also provides interactive tools for graphing and tabulating the data used in these articles.
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This chart shows the percentage of households that do not make enough money to meet their basic needs, as defined by the Self Sufficiency Standard, by level of education, race, and gender.
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