Economic Stability

Economic stability is a social determinant of health and it includes issues such as poverty, income, employment and unemployment. Income and income inequality is directly linked to an individual’s health. Income inequality has been shown to have health impacts including increased risk for poor health and increased risk of death. The average and median incomes in Curry County are lower than state levels. Poverty levels are increased in the County, compared to state and national percentages.

Key

Higher than Oregon State

Lower than Oregon State

Income

Income

Individuals with lower wage jobs

Living In Poverty

Living in poverty

Living in poverty over 65 years of age

Children live at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level

Free and Reduced-price Lunches

Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch

Unemployment

Percentage unemployed