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ERIC Number: ED073872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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Income and Poverty Data for Racial Groups. A Compilation for Oregon Census County Divisions.
Valde, Gary, Comp.; Coppedge, Robert O., Comp.
A summary of information obtained from special runs of the 1970 U.S. Census of Population computer summary tapes is reported. This information includes, for each Census County Division within each Oregon county, population by racial group, family income distribution of racial groups, and poverty statistics. The original impetus for compilation of the data arose from requirements dealing with meeting nondiscriminatory legal standards. The findings, which are reported in tabular form, indicate that about 4 1/2% of Oregon's population is classified as minority. Of a total population of 2,091,385, 34,577 are Spanish Language, 26,308 are Black, and 13,510 are American Indian. The "Other" category, 19,488 persons, is largely composed of Japanese and Chinese. These minority populations are concentrated in the metropolitan areas of Oregon, principally around Portland. The Willamette Valley (location of the state's 3 metropolitan areas) is the home of 67% of the state's Spanish Language population, 46% of the Indians, and 93% of the Black residents of Oregon. Minority family incomes tend to be lower than those of Caucasians, although middle income levels contain relatively large percentages of families in all racial groups. Minority groups do have proportionately fewer in the higher income class, however, and more in the lower classes. (Author/HBC)
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Sponsor: Governor's Manpower Planning Council, Salem, OR.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon