Poverty by Race/Ethnicity: Mendocino County

In Mendocino County, 15.9% of the total population lives below the federal poverty level (FPL*).

In Mendocino County, the “other” race/ethnicity has the highest percentage of poverty (31%). The white population has the lowest percentage of poverty (13%). The total number of people in poverty is highest in the white population (8,901) and lowest in the Black/African American population (127), thus it is important to look at both the percentage and the actual numbers.