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

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Scale Range: 0.1% – 46.1%

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1: Akron, OH 3.2% Barchart image
2: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1.6% Barchart image
3: Albuquerque, NM 1.5% Barchart image
4: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2.0% Barchart image
5: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2.2% Barchart image
6: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 4.6% Barchart image
7: Austin-Round Rock, TX 3.6% Barchart image
8: Bakersfield, CA 9.8% Barchart image
9: Baltimore-Towson, MD 3.0% Barchart image
10: Baton Rouge, LA 6.4% Barchart image
11: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.2% Barchart image
12: Boise City-Nampa, ID
13: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1.1% Barchart image
14: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.7% Barchart image
15: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 4.4% Barchart image
16: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1.1% Barchart image
17: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 5.0% Barchart image
18: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 0.6% Barchart image
19: Chattanooga, TN-GA 2.4% Barchart image
20: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 2.8% Barchart image
21: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3.2% Barchart image
22: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3.5% Barchart image
23: Colorado Springs, CO 0.3% Barchart image
24: Columbia, SC 2.8% Barchart image
25: Columbus, OH 2.4% Barchart image
26: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1.3% Barchart image
27: Dayton, OH 2.4% Barchart image
28: Denver-Aurora, CO 0.2% Barchart image
29: Des Moines, IA
30: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 2.4% Barchart image
31: El Paso, TX 9.7% Barchart image
32: Fresno, CA 15.1% Barchart image
33: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0.8% Barchart image
34: Greensboro-High Point, NC 0.8% Barchart image
35: Greenville, SC 2.0% Barchart image
36: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1.3% Barchart image
37: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1.7% Barchart image
38: Honolulu, HI 0.9% Barchart image
39: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 1.9% Barchart image
40: Indianapolis, IN 0.4% Barchart image
41: Jackson, MS 4.3% Barchart image
42: Jacksonville, FL 1.7% Barchart image
43: Kansas City, MO-KS 0.9% Barchart image
44: Knoxville, TN 4.3% Barchart image
45: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0.6% Barchart image
46: Lancaster, PA 0.8% Barchart image
47: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0.3% Barchart image
48: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 0.8% Barchart image
49: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 4.5% Barchart image
50: Louisville, KY-IN 3.3% Barchart image
51: Madison, WI 4.6% Barchart image
52: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 46.1% Barchart image
53: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6.6% Barchart image
54: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 3.2% Barchart image
55: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5.2% Barchart image
56: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1.6% Barchart image
57: Modesto, CA 2.1% Barchart image
58: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 1.7% Barchart image
59: New Haven-Milford, CT 2.0% Barchart image
60: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 8.2% Barchart image
61: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 5.7% Barchart image
62: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1.2% Barchart image
63: Oklahoma City, OK 3.3% Barchart image
64: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1.0% Barchart image
65: Orlando, FL 1.2% Barchart image
66: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
67: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0.7% Barchart image
68: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4.5% Barchart image
69: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2.8% Barchart image
70: Pittsburgh, PA 2.0% Barchart image
71: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 0.4% Barchart image
72: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 2.6% Barchart image
73: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 2.3% Barchart image
74: Provo-Orem, UT 7.0% Barchart image
75: Raleigh-Cary, NC 0.5% Barchart image
76: Richmond, VA 1.8% Barchart image
77: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2.5% Barchart image
78: Rochester, NY 4.2% Barchart image
79: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 1.8% Barchart image
80: Salt Lake City, UT 0.1% Barchart image
81: San Antonio, TX 2.7% Barchart image
82: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2.6% Barchart image
83: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0.9% Barchart image
84: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
85: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL
86: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 0.5% Barchart image
87: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0.7% Barchart image
88: Springfield, MA 5.1% Barchart image
89: St. Louis, MO-IL 2.6% Barchart image
90: Stockton, CA 6.1% Barchart image
91: Syracuse, NY 5.3% Barchart image
92: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1.2% Barchart image
93: Toledo, OH 3.5% Barchart image
94: Tucson, AZ 3.4% Barchart image
95: Tulsa, OK 1.7% Barchart image
96: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2.9% Barchart image
97: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1.6% Barchart image
98: Wichita, KS 1.0% Barchart image
99: Worcester, MA 1.1% Barchart image
100: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1.7% Barchart image

Definition: The share of people living in neighborhoods in which 40% 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.