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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2000; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods by Race/Ethnicity
Year: 2000; Race/Ethnicity: Non-Hispanic White; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 10.8%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 10.0%
Albuquerque, NM 13.0%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 5.7%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2.7%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 13.2%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 11.0%
Bakersfield, CA 26.8%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 4.5%
Baton Rouge, LA 19.8%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 6.6%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 2.9%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 5.7%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1.5%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 10.6%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 5.5%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 9.1%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 2.7%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 7.7%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 3.3%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 5.0%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 6.8%
Colorado Springs, CO 2.9%
Columbia, SC 10.5%
Columbus, OH 7.9%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 5.2%
Dayton, OH 10.1%
Denver-Aurora, CO 3.4%
Des Moines, IA 3.9%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 4.8%
El Paso, TX 32.5%
Fresno, CA 30.7%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 3.7%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 4.2%
Greenville, SC 8.0%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 3.9%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 4.6%
Honolulu, HI 6.5%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 7.7%
Indianapolis, IN 5.5%
Jackson, MS 14.2%
Jacksonville, FL 3.3%
Kansas City, MO-KS 3.3%
Knoxville, TN 10.9%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 11.2%
Lancaster, PA 3.4%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 5.2%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 5.5%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 9.8%
Louisville, KY-IN 6.6%
Madison, WI 9.6%
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 65.0%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 8.4%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 7.3%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5.4%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3.6%
Modesto, CA 16.6%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 5.8%
New Haven-Milford, CT 5.9%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 14.4%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 7.4%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 2.9%
Oklahoma City, OK 15.5%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4.5%
Orlando, FL 5.1%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 2.0%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 6.7%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5.4%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 8.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 8.3%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 4.5%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5.9%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 12.3%
Provo-Orem, UT 16.4%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 5.1%
Richmond, VA 3.1%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16.0%
Rochester, NY 5.3%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 13.3%
Salt Lake City, UT 5.9%
San Antonio, TX 9.3%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 7.7%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 3.6%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2.3%
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 4.2%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 7.1%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4.2%
Springfield, MA 12.0%
St. Louis, MO-IL 4.6%
Stockton, CA 18.4%
Syracuse, NY 11.5%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6.5%
Toledo, OH 13.1%
Tucson, AZ 19.3%
Tulsa, OK 9.0%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 4.3%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1.6%
Wichita, KS 4.5%
Worcester, MA 6.4%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 8.7%

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.