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

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  0.6% 1.5% 2.4% 3.3% 4.2% 5.1% 6.0% 6.9% 7.8%
  0.1% 1.0% 1.9% 2.8% 3.7% 4.6% 5.5% 6.4% 7.3% 8.2%
 

# of MSAs

      Hou...   Pho...                          
      Ric...   Chi...                          
5       Sac...   San...                          
Por...     Jac...   St.... Mia...                        
Ind... Kan... Dal... Har...   San... Bir... Aus...   Los...                  
Las... San... Orl... Nas... Pro... Riv... Cin... Cle...   Phi...                  
Den... Sea... Tam... Min... Atl... Det... Bal... Lou...   Buf...                  
0 Sal... Cha... Bos... Was... Pit... Col... Vir... Okl...   Roc...   Mil... New...   Mem...     New...  
  0.1% 1.0% 1.9% 2.8% 3.7% 4.6% 5.5% 6.4% 7.3% 8.2%
  0.6% 1.5% 2.4% 3.3% 4.2% 5.1% 6.0% 6.9% 7.8%
 

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.