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Oakland, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.3% of Oakland, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 12.9% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.1% of high school graduates and 43.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.5% among disabled males and 23.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.4%. For comparison, it was 54.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Oakland, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Oakland:

15.3%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Oakland:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Oakland:

20.5%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 22.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Oakland:

26.2%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Oakland:

23.2%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 22.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Oakland:

26.8%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

81.4%
Residents above poverty level:

54.2%

Poverty by age in Oakland, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oakland
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Oakland,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 24.5%Under 5 years
  • 26.4%5 years
  • 19.7%6 to 11 years
  • 21.3%12 to 14 years
  • 21.1%15 years
  • 25.3%16 and 17 years
  • 20.3%18 to 24 years
  • 9.3%25 to 34 years
  • 8.0%35 to 44 years
  • 11.7%45 to 54 years
  • 15.0%55 to 64 years
  • 12.3%65 to 74 years
  • 12.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oakland
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Oakland,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 17.1%Under 5 years
  • 19.3%5 years
  • 25.5%6 to 11 years
  • 24.0%12 to 14 years
  • 11.2%15 years
  • 12.1%16 and 17 years
  • 21.9%18 to 24 years
  • 16.7%25 to 34 years
  • 14.7%35 to 44 years
  • 12.8%45 to 54 years
  • 12.4%55 to 64 years
  • 14.7%65 to 74 years
  • 23.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oakland, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Oakland,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 10.9%Under 5 years
  • 14.6%5 years
  • 14.8%6 to 11 years
  • 13.0%12 to 14 years
  • 14.0%15 years
  • 12.0%16 and 17 years
  • 13.7%18 to 24 years
  • 8.1%25 to 34 years
  • 8.6%35 to 44 years
  • 6.9%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 5.3%65 to 74 years
  • 5.2%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Oakland, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Oakland, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oakland, CA (%)
  • 7.6%White
  • 20.9%Black
  • 28.4%American Indian
  • 16.3%Asian
  • 13.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.0%Other race
  • 12.9%2+ races
  • 18.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Oakland, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Oakland, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 8,634White
  • 20,632Black
  • 1,080American Indian
  • 10,656Asian
  • 322Native Hawaiian
  • 14,301Other race
  • 4,1062+ races
  • 21,505Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 14.0%Below poverty level
  • 86.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.4%Below poverty level
  • 81.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Oakland, CA

Children below poverty level:
Oakland, California:

21.1%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Oakland:

18.1%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Oakland:

43.1%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 31.0%Married-couple family
  • 11.6%Male, no wife present
  • 57.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Oakland not in families by work experience
  • 2.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.4%Worked part-time
  • 64.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.0%Both worked full-time
  • 1.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 15.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.0%Both worked part-time
  • 33.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 40.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.6%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 1.8%1990 to 1994
  • 2.0%1980 to 1989
  • 5.8%1970 to 1979
  • 6.4%1960 to 1969
  • 14.5%1950 to 1959
  • 21.1%1940 to 1949
  • 46.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 2.3%1995 to 1998
  • 3.3%1990 to 1994
  • 3.7%1980 to 1989
  • 6.3%1970 to 1979
  • 8.3%1960 to 1969
  • 13.4%1950 to 1959
  • 16.8%1940 to 1949
  • 45.5%1939 or earlier
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