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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Region: 50 Largest MSAs

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  6.0% 9.3% 12.6% 16.0% 19.3% 22.6% 26.0% 29.3% 32.6%
  4.3% 7.6% 11.0% 14.3% 17.6% 21.0% 24.3% 27.6% 31.0% 34.3%
 

# of MSAs

        Vir...                            
      Ind... Las...                            
5       San... Tam...                            
      Jac... Pit... Bal...                          
      Kan... Ric... Lou...   San... Pro...                    
Por...   Cha... Cin... Har... Roc...   Phi... Mil...   Okl...   Riv...            
Sea... Min... Sal... Orl... Bos... St....   Cle... Det... Bir... Sac...   New...            
0 San... Was... Den... Atl... Nas... Col... Dal... Chi... Aus... Pho... Buf... Mia... Hou...   Mem... San... Los... New...  
  4.3% 7.6% 11.0% 14.3% 17.6% 21.0% 24.3% 27.6% 31.0% 34.3%
  6.0% 9.3% 12.6% 16.0% 19.3% 22.6% 26.0% 29.3% 32.6%
 

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.