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

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  0.7% 1.8% 2.9% 4.0% 5.1% 6.2% 7.3% 8.4% 9.5%
  0.1% 1.2% 2.3% 3.4% 4.5% 5.6% 6.7% 7.8% 8.9% 10.0%
 

# of MSAs

          Bal...                          
          Pho...                          
5     Was... Nas...   Det...                          
Ind... Orl... Jac... Ric...   Okl... Vir...                        
Sea... Kan... Aus... Pit...   Pro... Bir...                        
Las... San... Sac... Tam...   Riv... Chi...                        
Den... Bos... Min... Hou... Har... Cin... San...   Lou... Phi... Buf...     Mem...          
0 Por... Cha... Dal... Col... Atl... San... St.... Mia... Cle... Roc... Los...     Mil... New...     New...  
  0.1% 1.2% 2.3% 3.4% 4.5% 5.6% 6.7% 7.8% 8.9% 10.0%
  0.7% 1.8% 2.9% 4.0% 5.1% 6.2% 7.3% 8.4% 9.5%
 

Definition: The share of children living in neighborhoods in which 40% or more of the population is in poverty.

Notes: Children are those aged under 18. 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.