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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 11:06 PM

America’s richest and poorest cities: Grants Pass 9th poorest city in the country

9. Grants Pass, OR
> Median household income: $36,870
> Median home value: $213,100
> Unemployment rate: 8.2%
> Poverty rate: 19.6%

A typical household in Grants Pass makes just $36,870 a year, or nearly $17,000 less than the typical American household. Low-income areas often have less educated workforces. Just 17.1% of Grants Pass adults have at least a bachelor's degree, significantly lower than the 30.1% of adults who do nationwide. An area's wealth is often tied to the health of its job market. Grants Pass's unemployment rate of 8.2% is the 16th highest in the country and much higher than the national unemployment rate of 5.1%. About 20% of Grants Pass residents live below the poverty line, compared to the 15.5% of citizens who do nationwide.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/america-richest-poorest-cities-132329709.html

A bit of a surprise. I grew up and lived there in the 80's.

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davidpdx Oct 2015 OP
Old Codger Oct 2015 #1
CanonRay Oct 2015 #2
Old Codger Oct 2015 #3
davidpdx Dec 2015 #4
Old Codger Dec 2015 #5

Response to davidpdx (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 01:12 AM

1. Not too surprising

 

I live near there now and do most of my shopping etc there. it is pretty low income for sure...Great place though I really enjoy it...

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 12, 2015, 11:28 AM

2. It is pretty Repbuclican, is it not?

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 12, 2015, 12:34 PM

3. It is somewhat

 

But a lot bluer than most think... Dems are as usual a lot quieter and laid back about it all...

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Response to Old Codger (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:16 AM

4. Jo Co County is pretty red if you go just by voting results

Jackson County is quite a bit more liberal (of course it is also a lot bigger city). In 2008, Barack Obama actually won Jackson County. In 2012, it went the other way. I think like lots of places high voter turnout helped him in places that have been traditionally red.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 17, 2015, 11:41 AM

5. If not for

 

Eugene/Springfield, Salem And Portland the rest of the state is pretty much republican...

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