The Heller School For Social Policty And Management The Heller School For Social Policy and Management Brandeis University
Childrens' Exposure to Neighborhood Poverty
Year: 1999; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 6.3% – 37.1%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 37.1% Barchart image
2: Fresno, CA 24.8% Barchart image
3: El Paso, TX 24.4% Barchart image
4: Bakersfield, CA 22.0% Barchart image
5: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 20.0% Barchart image
6: Stockton, CA 18.5% Barchart image
7: Jackson, MS 17.9% Barchart image
8: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 17.8% Barchart image
9: Baton Rouge, LA 17.5% Barchart image
10: Modesto, CA 16.8% Barchart image
11: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 16.7% Barchart image
12: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 15.8% Barchart image
13: Tucson, AZ 15.8% Barchart image
14: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 15.7% Barchart image
15: San Antonio, TX 15.7% Barchart image
16: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 15.2% Barchart image
17: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 15.1% Barchart image
18: Springfield, MA 14.6% Barchart image
19: Albuquerque, NM 14.5% Barchart image
20: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 14.1% Barchart image
21: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 14.1% Barchart image
22: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 14.0% Barchart image
23: Oklahoma City, OK 13.7% Barchart image
24: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 13.7% Barchart image
25: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 13.4% Barchart image
26: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 13.3% Barchart image
27: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 13.3% Barchart image
28: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 12.9% Barchart image
29: Toledo, OH 12.6% Barchart image
30: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 12.5% Barchart image
31: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 12.5% Barchart image
32: Chattanooga, TN-GA 12.5% Barchart image
33: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 12.5% Barchart image
34: Syracuse, NY 12.4% Barchart image
35: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 12.1% Barchart image
36: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 12.1% Barchart image
37: Tulsa, OK 12.0% Barchart image
38: Columbia, SC 12.0% Barchart image
39: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 11.9% Barchart image
40: Knoxville, TN 11.8% Barchart image
41: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 11.7% Barchart image
42: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 11.7% Barchart image
43: Louisville, KY-IN 11.7% Barchart image
44: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 11.6% Barchart image
45: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 11.5% Barchart image
46: Rochester, NY 11.4% Barchart image
47: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 11.4% Barchart image
48: Greenville, SC 11.3% Barchart image
49: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 11.3% Barchart image
50: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11.1% Barchart image
51: Jacksonville, FL 11.1% Barchart image
52: Greensboro-High Point, NC 11.0% Barchart image
53: Pittsburgh, PA 11.0% Barchart image
54: Orlando, FL 11.0% Barchart image
55: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 10.7% Barchart image
56: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 10.7% Barchart image
57: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 10.6% Barchart image
58: St. Louis, MO-IL 10.6% Barchart image
59: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 10.5% Barchart image
60: New Haven-Milford, CT 10.4% Barchart image
61: Dayton, OH 10.3% Barchart image
62: Baltimore-Towson, MD 10.1% Barchart image
63: Austin-Round Rock, TX 10.1% Barchart image
64: Akron, OH 10.1% Barchart image
65: Honolulu, HI 10.0% Barchart image
66: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 9.8% Barchart image
67: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 9.7% Barchart image
68: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.6% Barchart image
69: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 9.6% Barchart image
70: Richmond, VA 9.6% Barchart image
71: Columbus, OH 9.6% Barchart image
72: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 9.5% Barchart image
73: Worcester, MA 9.5% Barchart image
74: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 9.4% Barchart image
75: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 9.4% Barchart image
76: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 9.2% Barchart image
77: Boise City-Nampa, ID 9.2% Barchart image
78: Wichita, KS 9.1% Barchart image
79: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 9.1% Barchart image
80: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 9.0% Barchart image
81: Kansas City, MO-KS 8.8% Barchart image
82: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 8.7% Barchart image
83: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 8.7% Barchart image
84: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 8.6% Barchart image
85: Indianapolis, IN 8.6% Barchart image
86: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 8.4% Barchart image
87: Raleigh-Cary, NC 8.4% Barchart image
88: Provo-Orem, UT 8.3% Barchart image
89: Lancaster, PA 8.3% Barchart image
90: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 8.2% Barchart image
91: Denver-Aurora, CO 7.9% Barchart image
92: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7.8% Barchart image
93: Colorado Springs, CO 7.6% Barchart image
94: Des Moines, IA 7.6% Barchart image
95: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7.3% Barchart image
96: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 7.3% Barchart image
97: Salt Lake City, UT 7.3% Barchart image
98: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 6.7% Barchart image
99: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 6.6% Barchart image
100: Madison, WI 6.3% Barchart image

Definition: This indicator provides the poverty rate in the neighborhood where the average child lives. For instance, if the value is 10%, this statistic is interpreted as "The average child in this metro area lives in a neighborhood where the poverty rate is 10%."

Notes: Poverty rates defined as of 1999.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3 accessed through the Neighborhood Change Database. U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 1.