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

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Share of Children Living in Very High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 2.1%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1.8%
Albuquerque, NM 2.0%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2.0%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2.6%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 5.3%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1.6%
Bakersfield, CA 12.2%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3.3%
Baton Rouge, LA 4.8%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.7%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0.8%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1.1%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 5.9%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2.5%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 4.9%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 0.7%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 3.5%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 3.7%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3.0%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 4.6%
Colorado Springs, CO 0.1%
Columbia, SC 2.0%
Columbus, OH 1.8%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1.4%
Dayton, OH 1.7%
Denver-Aurora, CO 0.3%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 3.1%
El Paso, TX 10.7%
Fresno, CA 18.7%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0.8%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 1.2%
Greenville, SC 1.4%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2.3%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2.7%
Honolulu, HI 1.4%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 1.9%
Indianapolis, IN 0.4%
Jackson, MS 4.4%
Jacksonville, FL 1.7%
Kansas City, MO-KS 1.0%
Knoxville, TN 2.6%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0.7%
Lancaster, PA 1.0%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0.3%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 0.9%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 5.7%
Louisville, KY-IN 4.6%
Madison, WI 0.1%
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 50.7%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 7.6%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 4.5%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 7.4%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1.4%
Modesto, CA 2.6%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 2.1%
New Haven-Milford, CT 2.3%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 10.0%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 8.1%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1.0%
Oklahoma City, OK 3.1%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1.0%
Orlando, FL 1.1%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1.1%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5.5%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3.2%
Pittsburgh, PA 2.1%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 0.1%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5.0%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 3.1%
Provo-Orem, UT 1.4%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 0.6%
Richmond, VA 2.1%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3.0%
Rochester, NY 5.4%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 1.6%
San Antonio, TX 2.9%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3.6%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0.8%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 0.3%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0.4%
Springfield, MA 7.5%
St. Louis, MO-IL 3.5%
Stockton, CA 7.2%
Syracuse, NY 4.8%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2.0%
Toledo, OH 2.8%
Tucson, AZ 3.3%
Tulsa, OK 1.8%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3.9%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1.7%
Wichita, KS 0.9%
Worcester, MA 1.7%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1.7%

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.