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Poor Childrens' Exposure to Neighborhood Poverty by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 1999; Race/Ethnicity: All; Region: Largest 4 MSAs


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  • Non-Hispanic White
  • Hispanic
  • Black
  • Asian/Pacific Islander
 Scale Range: 0.0% - 36.3%         0.0%4.0%8.1%12.1%16.1%20.2%24.2%28.2%32.3%36.3%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Non-Hispanic White 1999 9.0% Barchart image
Hispanic 1999 20.2% Barchart image
Black 1999 34.0% Barchart image
Asian/Pacific Islander 1999 15.4% Barchart image
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Non-Hispanic White 1999 15.7% Barchart image
Hispanic 1999 27.7% Barchart image
Black 1999 29.8% Barchart image
Asian/Pacific Islander 1999 21.0% Barchart image
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA Non-Hispanic White 1999 20.2% Barchart image
Hispanic 1999 31.3% Barchart image
Black 1999 32.0% Barchart image
Asian/Pacific Islander 1999 21.1% Barchart image
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Non-Hispanic White 1999 12.2% Barchart image
Hispanic 1999 36.3% Barchart image
Black 1999 30.4% Barchart image
Asian/Pacific Islander 1999 22.6% Barchart image

Definition: This indicator provides the poverty rate in the neighborhood where the average poor child of different racial/ethnic groups lives. For instance, if the value is 10% for poor Hispanic children, this statistic is interpreted as "The average poor Hispanic child in this metro area lives in a neighborhood where the poverty rate is 10%."

Notes: Poverty rates defined as of 1999. Children are defined as under 18. Excludes metro areas with less than 5,000 child population of the specified racial/ethnic group.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3.