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, www.oregonlive.com