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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Region: Largest 4 MSAs

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 Scale Range: 0.0% - 32.1%       0.0%3.6%7.1%10.7%14.3%17.8%21.4%25.0%28.5%32.1%
                  
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 2000 16.1% Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 2000 32.1% Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 2000 24.8% Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2000 17.6% Barchart image
                  
        0.0%3.6%7.1%10.7%14.3%17.8%21.4%25.0%28.5%32.1%

Definition: The share of people living in neighborhoods in which 20% or more of the population is in poverty.

Notes: Poverty determined as of 1999. Neighborhoods defined as census tracts. Excludes metro areas with less than 5,000 population of the specified racial/ethnic group.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3 accessed through the Neighborhood Change Database.