Report shows 23 percent of Oregon kids in poverty

PORTLAND — An annual study of child well-being shows about 23 percent of Oregon children live in poverty.

The Oregonian reports that's a decline from last year's 23.6 percent poverty rate, but a bit higher than the national average of 22.6 percent.

The 2014 Progress Report from Children First for Oregon set the poverty level at $23,050 for a family of four.

Among other findings, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation for the percentage of children with health insurance. It also has a higher-than-average rate of children entering foster care.

— Associated Press

Information from The Oregonian,

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