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

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  6.1% 9.9% 13.7% 17.5% 21.3% 25.0% 28.8% 32.6% 36.4%
  4.2% 8.0% 11.8% 15.6% 19.4% 23.1% 26.9% 30.7% 34.5% 38.3%
 

# of MSAs

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      Kan...   Aus...       Det... Buf...                
    Atl... Ind... Ric... St....       Bir... Sac...                
Por...   Den... Jac... Pit... Bal... Dal...     Pro... Mil...                
Sea... Sal... Cha... Orl... Col... Vir... Roc...     San... Pho... Mia...           Los...  
0 San... Was... Min... Cin... San... Har... Tam... Chi... Phi... Cle... Okl... Hou... Riv... New... Mem... San...   New...  
  4.2% 8.0% 11.8% 15.6% 19.4% 23.1% 26.9% 30.7% 34.5% 38.3%
  6.1% 9.9% 13.7% 17.5% 21.3% 25.0% 28.8% 32.6% 36.4%
 

Definition: The share of children living in neighborhoods in which 20% 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.