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

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Share of Children Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Ordered: alphabetically
Metro Area Value
Akron, OH 16.9%
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 14.4%
Albuquerque, NM 25.2%
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 10.9%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.8%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 23.2%
Austin-Round Rock, TX 14.7%
Bakersfield, CA 51.1%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 14.6%
Baton Rouge, LA 37.0%
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 22.4%
Boise City-Nampa, ID 3.0%
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 11.5%
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 9.1%
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 24.6%
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 15.6%
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 17.4%
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 9.1%
Chattanooga, TN-GA 14.5%
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 18.8%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 10.0%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 21.3%
Colorado Springs, CO 3.3%
Columbia, SC 15.7%
Columbus, OH 12.7%
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17.0%
Dayton, OH 17.6%
Denver-Aurora, CO 9.2%
Des Moines, IA 7.0%
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 22.5%
El Paso, TX 60.1%
Fresno, CA 58.1%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 9.5%
Greensboro-High Point, NC 10.7%
Greenville, SC 11.1%
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 8.7%
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 14.0%
Honolulu, HI 11.9%
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 26.5%
Indianapolis, IN 11.3%
Jackson, MS 39.8%
Jacksonville, FL 11.3%
Kansas City, MO-KS 11.3%
Knoxville, TN 12.7%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 22.2%
Lancaster, PA 7.6%
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 15.0%
Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 14.9%
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 38.3%
Louisville, KY-IN 15.5%
Madison, WI 5.1%
McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 88.0%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 32.2%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 26.7%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 24.1%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8.2%
Modesto, CA 27.7%
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 11.6%
New Haven-Milford, CT 18.4%
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 37.5%
New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 29.6%
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 4.8%
Oklahoma City, OK 23.2%
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 10.6%
Orlando, FL 10.3%
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 9.6%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 10.2%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20.2%
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 23.7%
Pittsburgh, PA 12.7%
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5.3%
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 12.6%
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 21.9%
Provo-Orem, UT 8.2%
Raleigh-Cary, NC 6.0%
Richmond, VA 13.2%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 28.4%
Rochester, NY 16.0%
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 24.5%
Salt Lake City, UT 7.0%
San Antonio, TX 33.3%
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 21.5%
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 11.8%
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4.2%
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 16.1%
Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 7.1%
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4.8%
Springfield, MA 25.0%
St. Louis, MO-IL 14.7%
Stockton, CA 38.0%
Syracuse, NY 17.3%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 15.8%
Toledo, OH 21.7%
Tucson, AZ 33.9%
Tulsa, OK 15.5%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 14.4%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.2%
Wichita, KS 11.0%
Worcester, MA 11.3%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 19.5%

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.