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

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Scale Range: 32.4% – 77.6%

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1: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 77.6% Barchart image
2: Bakersfield, CA 73.6% Barchart image
3: Fresno, CA 72.0% Barchart image
4: El Paso, TX 71.3% Barchart image
5: Baton Rouge, LA 71.1% Barchart image
6: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 70.7% Barchart image
7: Albuquerque, NM 69.8% Barchart image
8: Jackson, MS 69.7% Barchart image
9: Modesto, CA 69.2% Barchart image
10: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 67.8% Barchart image
11: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 67.6% Barchart image
12: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 64.3% Barchart image
13: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 64.2% Barchart image
14: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 63.8% Barchart image
15: Tulsa, OK 62.9% Barchart image
16: Oklahoma City, OK 60.0% Barchart image
17: Chattanooga, TN-GA 59.7% Barchart image
18: Orlando, FL 59.5% Barchart image
19: Louisville, KY-IN 59.4% Barchart image
20: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 58.9% Barchart image
21: Wichita, KS 58.4% Barchart image
22: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 58.3% Barchart image
23: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 58.3% Barchart image
24: Stockton, CA 58.3% Barchart image
25: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 58.1% Barchart image
26: Greensboro-High Point, NC 58.0% Barchart image
27: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 57.8% Barchart image
28: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 56.2% Barchart image
29: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 55.9% Barchart image
30: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 55.1% Barchart image
31: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 54.6% Barchart image
32: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 54.3% Barchart image
33: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 53.8% Barchart image
34: Greenville, SC 53.3% Barchart image
35: Springfield, MA 53.0% Barchart image
36: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 53.0% Barchart image
37: Austin-Round Rock, TX 53.0% Barchart image
38: Columbia, SC 53.0% Barchart image
39: Toledo, OH 52.4% Barchart image
40: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 52.3% Barchart image
41: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 52.1% Barchart image
42: Knoxville, TN 52.0% Barchart image
43: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 51.3% Barchart image
44: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 51.0% Barchart image
45: Jacksonville, FL 51.0% Barchart image
46: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 50.9% Barchart image
47: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 50.8% Barchart image
48: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 50.2% Barchart image
49: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 49.8% Barchart image
50: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 49.7% Barchart image
51: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 49.5% Barchart image
52: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 49.1% Barchart image
53: Indianapolis, IN 49.0% Barchart image
54: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 48.9% Barchart image
55: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 48.8% Barchart image
56: Baltimore-Towson, MD 48.2% Barchart image
57: New Haven-Milford, CT 47.9% Barchart image
58: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 47.7% Barchart image
59: Dayton, OH 47.4% Barchart image
60: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 47.2% Barchart image
61: San Antonio, TX 47.2% Barchart image
62: Akron, OH 47.1% Barchart image
63: Honolulu, HI 46.3% Barchart image
64: Tucson, AZ 46.1% Barchart image
65: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 46.0% Barchart image
66: Syracuse, NY 45.4% Barchart image
67: St. Louis, MO-IL 45.1% Barchart image
68: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 44.8% Barchart image
69: Rochester, NY 44.6% Barchart image
70: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 44.4% Barchart image
71: Kansas City, MO-KS 44.4% Barchart image
72: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 44.4% Barchart image
73: Columbus, OH 44.2% Barchart image
74: Boise City-Nampa, ID 43.6% Barchart image
75: Denver-Aurora, CO 43.5% Barchart image
76: Salt Lake City, UT 43.3% Barchart image
77: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 42.8% Barchart image
78: Richmond, VA 42.6% Barchart image
79: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 42.2% Barchart image
80: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 40.9% Barchart image
81: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 40.0% Barchart image
82: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 39.7% Barchart image
83: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 39.6% Barchart image
84: Pittsburgh, PA 39.4% Barchart image
85: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 39.1% Barchart image
86: Colorado Springs, CO 38.7% Barchart image
87: Des Moines, IA 38.0% Barchart image
88: Raleigh-Cary, NC 38.0% Barchart image
89: Lancaster, PA 37.6% Barchart image
90: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 37.4% Barchart image
91: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 37.2% Barchart image
92: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 36.5% Barchart image
93: Worcester, MA 36.2% Barchart image
94: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 35.6% Barchart image
95: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 35.1% Barchart image
96: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 34.5% Barchart image
97: Provo-Orem, UT 34.5% Barchart image
98: Madison, WI 32.9% Barchart image
99: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 32.4% Barchart image
100: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX

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.