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Share of Population Living in High Poverty Neighborhoods
Year: 2000; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 3.7% – 85.9%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 85.9% Barchart image
2: El Paso, TX 58.8% Barchart image
3: Fresno, CA 53.2% Barchart image
4: Bakersfield, CA 46.0% Barchart image
5: Baton Rouge, LA 36.3% Barchart image
6: Jackson, MS 35.9% Barchart image
7: Stockton, CA 34.5% Barchart image
8: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 34.3% Barchart image
9: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 32.1% Barchart image
10: Tucson, AZ 31.1% Barchart image
11: San Antonio, TX 30.6% Barchart image
12: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 29.0% Barchart image
13: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 25.7% Barchart image
14: Modesto, CA 25.0% Barchart image
15: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 24.8% Barchart image
16: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 24.7% Barchart image
17: Albuquerque, NM 23.4% Barchart image
18: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 22.8% Barchart image
19: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 22.5% Barchart image
20: Oklahoma City, OK 22.5% Barchart image
21: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 22.3% Barchart image
22: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 21.0% Barchart image
23: Toledo, OH 21.0% Barchart image
24: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 20.9% Barchart image
25: Springfield, MA 20.6% Barchart image
26: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 19.5% Barchart image
27: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 19.1% Barchart image
28: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 18.7% Barchart image
29: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 18.4% Barchart image
30: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 18.4% Barchart image
31: Austin-Round Rock, TX 18.2% Barchart image
32: Columbia, SC 17.8% Barchart image
33: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 17.6% Barchart image
34: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 17.6% Barchart image
35: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 17.6% Barchart image
36: Provo-Orem, UT 17.6% Barchart image
37: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 17.6% Barchart image
38: Syracuse, NY 17.2% Barchart image
39: Dayton, OH 17.0% Barchart image
40: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 16.4% Barchart image
41: Akron, OH 16.3% Barchart image
42: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 16.1% Barchart image
43: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 15.8% Barchart image
44: New Haven-Milford, CT 15.5% Barchart image
45: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 14.8% Barchart image
46: Tulsa, OK 14.2% Barchart image
47: Knoxville, TN 13.9% Barchart image
48: Baltimore-Towson, MD 13.9% Barchart image
49: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 13.8% Barchart image
50: Louisville, KY-IN 13.6% Barchart image
51: Chattanooga, TN-GA 13.4% Barchart image
52: Rochester, NY 13.2% Barchart image
53: Columbus, OH 13.0% Barchart image
54: St. Louis, MO-IL 13.0% Barchart image
55: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 12.6% Barchart image
56: Richmond, VA 12.5% Barchart image
57: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 12.5% Barchart image
58: Pittsburgh, PA 12.5% Barchart image
59: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 12.5% Barchart image
60: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 12.4% Barchart image
61: Greenville, SC 11.7% Barchart image
62: Madison, WI 11.4% Barchart image
63: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 11.3% Barchart image
64: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 11.3% Barchart image
65: Honolulu, HI 10.8% Barchart image
66: Indianapolis, IN 10.7% Barchart image
67: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 10.6% Barchart image
68: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 10.5% Barchart image
69: Worcester, MA 10.5% Barchart image
70: Jacksonville, FL 10.4% Barchart image
71: Wichita, KS 10.4% Barchart image
72: Greensboro-High Point, NC 10.3% Barchart image
73: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 9.9% Barchart image
74: Kansas City, MO-KS 9.9% Barchart image
75: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 9.8% Barchart image
76: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 9.8% Barchart image
77: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 9.7% Barchart image
78: Orlando, FL 9.6% Barchart image
79: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.5% Barchart image
80: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 9.5% Barchart image
81: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 9.0% Barchart image
82: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 8.6% Barchart image
83: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 8.6% Barchart image
84: Salt Lake City, UT 8.5% Barchart image
85: Denver-Aurora, CO 8.4% Barchart image
86: Raleigh-Cary, NC 8.3% Barchart image
87: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 8.0% Barchart image
88: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 7.8% Barchart image
89: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 7.7% Barchart image
90: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7.6% Barchart image
91: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 7.4% Barchart image
92: Lancaster, PA 7.0% Barchart image
93: Des Moines, IA 6.7% Barchart image
94: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.1% Barchart image
95: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5.9% Barchart image
96: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5.7% Barchart image
97: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 5.3% Barchart image
98: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4.3% Barchart image
99: Colorado Springs, CO 4.0% Barchart image
100: Boise City-Nampa, ID 3.7% Barchart image

Definition: The share of people living in neighborhoods in which 20% or more of the population is in poverty.

Notes: 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.