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

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Scale Range: 0.1% – 46.1%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 46.1% Barchart image
2: Fresno, CA 15.1% Barchart image
3: Bakersfield, CA 9.8% Barchart image
4: El Paso, TX 9.7% Barchart image
5: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 8.2% Barchart image
6: Provo-Orem, UT 7.0% Barchart image
7: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 6.6% Barchart image
8: Baton Rouge, LA 6.4% Barchart image
9: Stockton, CA 6.1% Barchart image
10: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 5.7% Barchart image
11: Syracuse, NY 5.3% Barchart image
12: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5.2% Barchart image
13: Springfield, MA 5.1% Barchart image
14: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 5.0% Barchart image
15: Madison, WI 4.6% Barchart image
16: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 4.6% Barchart image
17: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 4.5% Barchart image
18: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 4.5% Barchart image
19: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 4.4% Barchart image
20: Knoxville, TN 4.3% Barchart image
21: Jackson, MS 4.3% Barchart image
22: Rochester, NY 4.2% Barchart image
23: Austin-Round Rock, TX 3.6% Barchart image
24: Toledo, OH 3.5% Barchart image
25: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3.5% Barchart image
26: Tucson, AZ 3.4% Barchart image
27: Louisville, KY-IN 3.3% Barchart image
28: Oklahoma City, OK 3.3% Barchart image
29: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 3.2% Barchart image
30: Akron, OH 3.2% Barchart image
31: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.2% Barchart image
32: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3.2% Barchart image
33: Baltimore-Towson, MD 3.0% Barchart image
34: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2.9% Barchart image
35: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 2.8% Barchart image
36: Columbia, SC 2.8% Barchart image
37: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2.8% Barchart image
38: San Antonio, TX 2.7% Barchart image
39: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2.6% Barchart image
40: St. Louis, MO-IL 2.6% Barchart image
41: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 2.6% Barchart image
42: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2.5% Barchart image
43: Chattanooga, TN-GA 2.4% Barchart image
44: Dayton, OH 2.4% Barchart image
45: Columbus, OH 2.4% Barchart image
46: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 2.4% Barchart image
47: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 2.3% Barchart image
48: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2.2% Barchart image
49: Modesto, CA 2.1% Barchart image
50: Greenville, SC 2.0% Barchart image
51: New Haven-Milford, CT 2.0% Barchart image
52: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2.0% Barchart image
53: Pittsburgh, PA 2.0% Barchart image
54: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 1.9% Barchart image
55: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 1.8% Barchart image
56: Richmond, VA 1.8% Barchart image
57: Jacksonville, FL 1.7% Barchart image
58: Tulsa, OK 1.7% Barchart image
59: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1.7% Barchart image
60: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 1.7% Barchart image
61: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1.7% Barchart image
62: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1.6% Barchart image
63: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1.6% Barchart image
64: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1.6% Barchart image
65: Albuquerque, NM 1.5% Barchart image
66: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1.3% Barchart image
67: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1.3% Barchart image
68: Orlando, FL 1.2% Barchart image
69: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1.2% Barchart image
70: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1.2% Barchart image
71: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 1.1% Barchart image
72: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1.1% Barchart image
73: Worcester, MA 1.1% Barchart image
74: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1.0% Barchart image
75: Wichita, KS 1.0% Barchart image
76: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0.9% Barchart image
77: Kansas City, MO-KS 0.9% Barchart image
78: Honolulu, HI 0.9% Barchart image
79: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 0.8% Barchart image
80: Lancaster, PA 0.8% Barchart image
81: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0.8% Barchart image
82: Greensboro-High Point, NC 0.8% Barchart image
83: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 0.7% Barchart image
84: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 0.7% Barchart image
85: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0.7% Barchart image
86: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0.6% Barchart image
87: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 0.6% Barchart image
88: Raleigh-Cary, NC 0.5% Barchart image
89: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 0.5% Barchart image
90: Indianapolis, IN 0.4% Barchart image
91: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 0.4% Barchart image
92: Colorado Springs, CO 0.3% Barchart image
93: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0.3% Barchart image
94: Denver-Aurora, CO 0.2% Barchart image
95: Salt Lake City, UT 0.1% Barchart image
96: Des Moines, IA
97: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL
98: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
99: Boise City-Nampa, ID
100: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

Definition: The share of people living in neighborhoods in which 40% 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.