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Poverty Rate
Year: 1999; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 6.7% – 35.9%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 35.9% Barchart image
2: El Paso, TX 23.8% Barchart image
3: Fresno, CA 22.9% Barchart image
4: Bakersfield, CA 20.8% Barchart image
5: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 18.3% Barchart image
6: Stockton, CA 17.7% Barchart image
7: Baton Rouge, LA 17.1% Barchart image
8: Jackson, MS 17.0% Barchart image
9: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 16.2% Barchart image
10: Modesto, CA 16.0% Barchart image
11: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 15.6% Barchart image
12: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 15.4% Barchart image
13: San Antonio, TX 15.1% Barchart image
14: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 15.0% Barchart image
15: Tucson, AZ 14.7% Barchart image
16: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 14.0% Barchart image
17: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 14.0% Barchart image
18: Albuquerque, NM 13.9% Barchart image
19: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 13.7% Barchart image
20: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 13.6% Barchart image
21: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 13.6% Barchart image
22: Oklahoma City, OK 13.5% Barchart image
23: Springfield, MA 13.1% Barchart image
24: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 12.9% Barchart image
25: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 12.7% Barchart image
26: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 12.4% Barchart image
27: Columbia, SC 12.4% Barchart image
28: Syracuse, NY 12.3% Barchart image
29: Knoxville, TN 12.2% Barchart image
30: Toledo, OH 12.1% Barchart image
31: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 12.1% Barchart image
32: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12.0% Barchart image
33: Chattanooga, TN-GA 12.0% Barchart image
34: Provo-Orem, UT 12.0% Barchart image
35: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 11.9% Barchart image
36: Tulsa, OK 11.8% Barchart image
37: Greenville, SC 11.6% Barchart image
38: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 11.5% Barchart image
39: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 11.3% Barchart image
40: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 11.2% Barchart image
41: Austin-Round Rock, TX 11.1% Barchart image
42: Louisville, KY-IN 10.9% Barchart image
43: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 10.8% Barchart image
44: Pittsburgh, PA 10.8% Barchart image
45: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10.8% Barchart image
46: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10.8% Barchart image
47: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 10.8% Barchart image
48: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 10.8% Barchart image
49: Jacksonville, FL 10.7% Barchart image
50: Orlando, FL 10.7% Barchart image
51: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 10.6% Barchart image
52: Greensboro-High Point, NC 10.6% Barchart image
53: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 10.6% Barchart image
54: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 10.6% Barchart image
55: Rochester, NY 10.5% Barchart image
56: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 10.5% Barchart image
57: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 10.3% Barchart image
58: St. Louis, MO-IL 10.0% Barchart image
59: Dayton, OH 10.0% Barchart image
60: Columbus, OH 9.9% Barchart image
61: Honolulu, HI 9.9% Barchart image
62: Baltimore-Towson, MD 9.8% Barchart image
63: Akron, OH 9.8% Barchart image
64: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 9.7% Barchart image
65: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.5% Barchart image
66: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 9.5% Barchart image
67: New Haven-Milford, CT 9.5% Barchart image
68: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 9.5% Barchart image
69: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 9.5% Barchart image
70: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 9.4% Barchart image
71: Richmond, VA 9.4% Barchart image
72: Boise City-Nampa, ID 9.4% Barchart image
73: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 9.3% Barchart image
74: Worcester, MA 9.2% Barchart image
75: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 9.2% Barchart image
76: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 9.2% Barchart image
77: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 9.1% Barchart image
78: Wichita, KS 9.1% Barchart image
79: Madison, WI 8.9% Barchart image
80: Raleigh-Cary, NC 8.9% Barchart image
81: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 8.8% Barchart image
82: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 8.8% Barchart image
83: Kansas City, MO-KS 8.5% Barchart image
84: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8.5% Barchart image
85: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 8.5% Barchart image
86: Indianapolis, IN 8.5% Barchart image
87: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 8.4% Barchart image
88: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 8.3% Barchart image
89: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 8.3% Barchart image
90: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 8.2% Barchart image
91: Denver-Aurora, CO 8.0% Barchart image
92: Colorado Springs, CO 7.9% Barchart image
93: Salt Lake City, UT 7.9% Barchart image
94: Lancaster, PA 7.8% Barchart image
95: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7.6% Barchart image
96: Des Moines, IA 7.5% Barchart image
97: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7.4% Barchart image
98: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 6.9% Barchart image
99: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 6.9% Barchart image
100: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6.7% Barchart image

Definition: Proportion of people below the poverty level, among the population for whom poverty status is determined

Source: 2000 Census Summary File 3