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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 16.3%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 14.8%
Albuquerque, NM 23.4%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 9.7%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.5%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 22.5%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 18.2%
Bakersfield, CA 46.0%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 13.9%
Baton Rouge, LA 36.3%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 20.9%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 3.7%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 11.3%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 7.4%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 21.0%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 10.6%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 17.6%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 8.6%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 13.4%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 16.1%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 9.8%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 17.6%
Colorado Springs, CO 4.0%
Columbia, SC 17.8%
Columbus, OH 13.0%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 15.8%
Dayton, OH 17.0%
Denver-Aurora, CO 8.4%
Des Moines, IA 6.7%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 18.4%
El Paso, TX 58.8%
Fresno, CA 53.2%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 8.6%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 10.3%
Greenville, SC 11.7%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 7.8%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 12.4%
Honolulu, HI 10.8%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 24.7%
Indianapolis, IN 10.7%
Jackson, MS 35.9%
Jacksonville, FL 10.4%
Kansas City, MO-KS 9.9%
Knoxville, TN 13.9%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 18.7%
Lancaster, PA 7.0%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 12.5%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 13.8%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 32.1%
Louisville, KY-IN 13.6%
Madison, WI 11.4%
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 85.9%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 29.0%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 22.8%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 18.4%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7.6%
Modesto, CA 25.0%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 11.3%
New Haven-Milford, CT 15.5%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 34.3%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 24.8%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 5.3%
Oklahoma City, OK 22.5%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 9.8%
Orlando, FL 9.6%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 8.0%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 9.5%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 17.6%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 19.5%
Pittsburgh, PA 12.5%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5.9%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 9.0%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 19.1%
Provo-Orem, UT 17.6%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 8.3%
Richmond, VA 12.5%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 25.7%
Rochester, NY 13.2%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 22.3%
Salt Lake City, UT 8.5%
San Antonio, TX 30.6%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 17.6%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 10.5%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4.3%
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 9.9%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 7.7%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5.7%
Springfield, MA 20.6%
St. Louis, MO-IL 13.0%
Stockton, CA 34.5%
Syracuse, NY 17.2%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 12.5%
Toledo, OH 21.0%
Tucson, AZ 31.1%
Tulsa, OK 14.2%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 12.6%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.1%
Wichita, KS 10.4%
Worcester, MA 10.5%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 16.4%

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.