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Poverty Rate in Public Primary Schools
Year: 2010-2011; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Poverty Rate in Public Primary Schools
Year: 2010-2011; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 47.1%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 34.5%
Albuquerque, NM 69.8%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 39.7%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 55.9%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 63.8%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 53.0%
Bakersfield, CA 73.6%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 48.2%
Baton Rouge, LA 71.1%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 48.9%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 43.6%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 32.4%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 39.6%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 49.5%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 67.6%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 54.3%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 49.1%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 59.7%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 53.8%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40.9%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 49.8%
Colorado Springs, CO 38.7%
Columbia, SC 53.0%
Columbus, OH 44.2%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 57.8%
Dayton, OH 47.4%
Denver-Aurora, CO 43.5%
Des Moines, IA 38.0%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 51.0%
El Paso, TX 71.3%
Fresno, CA 72.0%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 52.1%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 58.0%
Greenville, SC 53.3%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 39.1%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 37.4%
Honolulu, HI 46.3%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 55.1%
Indianapolis, IN 49.0%
Jackson, MS 69.7%
Jacksonville, FL 51.0%
Kansas City, MO-KS 44.4%
Knoxville, TN 52.0%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 70.7%
Lancaster, PA 37.6%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 58.9%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 58.3%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 58.3%
Louisville, KY-IN 59.4%
Madison, WI 32.9%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 67.8%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 64.2%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 48.8%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 37.2%
Modesto, CA 69.2%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 50.9%
New Haven-Milford, CT 47.9%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 77.6%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 50.8%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 35.6%
Oklahoma City, OK 60.0%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 44.4%
Orlando, FL 59.5%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 51.3%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 49.7%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 44.8%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 47.7%
Pittsburgh, PA 39.4%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 47.2%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 36.5%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 44.4%
Provo-Orem, UT 34.5%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 38.0%
Richmond, VA 42.6%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 64.3%
Rochester, NY 44.6%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 52.3%
Salt Lake City, UT 43.3%
San Antonio, TX 47.2%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 53.0%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 42.8%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 42.2%
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 56.2%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 50.2%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 35.1%
Springfield, MA 53.0%
St. Louis, MO-IL 45.1%
Stockton, CA 58.3%
Syracuse, NY 45.4%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 58.1%
Toledo, OH 52.4%
Tucson, AZ 46.1%
Tulsa, OK 62.9%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 46.0%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40.0%
Wichita, KS 58.4%
Worcester, MA 36.2%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 54.6%

Definition: Percent of public primary school students who are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Notes: Primary schools defined as those with lowest grade of "Pre-K" through 3 and highest grade of "Pre-K" through 8. Includes charter schools. Poverty rate defined as the share of children eligible for free or reduced lunch. Excludes metro areas in which 10 percent or more of students attend schools that do not report valid data on free and reduced lunch eligibility and those for which the computed student poverty rate differs dramatically from that which would be expected based on Census child poverty data. Data for 1999-2001 geocoded from zip codes to metropolitan areas. Pre-K students not included for metros in the following states in the specified years:  1999-2000: AL, CA, KY, WY.   2000-2001: AL, CA, KY, WY, TN.   2007-2008: CA, MI, SD.  2010-2011:  CA, OR, MI.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data. Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey.