"Across U.S. metros, median income climbed 2.7 percent to $60,542 in 2016—that’s slightly higher than the national median of $59,039," CityLab reported earlier this month. "According to American Community Survey numbers released September 14, 21 of the 25 most populous metros saw increases; none saw declines. Poverty rates also fell in 17 of these metros."
Portland is middle of the pack. Household income is above the US Median, but larger percentage of population are in poverty too. CityLab’s Soren Walljasper created the map below of incomes and poverty rates in the 25 most populous metros using newly released Census data. The larger the bubble, the larger the median household income. The more red it is, the higher the poverty rate.