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

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Scale Range: 3.0% – 88.0%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 88.0% Barchart image
2: El Paso, TX 60.1% Barchart image
3: Fresno, CA 58.1% Barchart image
4: Bakersfield, CA 51.1% Barchart image
5: Jackson, MS 39.8% Barchart image
6: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 38.3% Barchart image
7: Stockton, CA 38.0% Barchart image
8: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 37.5% Barchart image
9: Baton Rouge, LA 37.0% Barchart image
10: Tucson, AZ 33.9% Barchart image
11: San Antonio, TX 33.3% Barchart image
12: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 32.2% Barchart image
13: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 29.6% Barchart image
14: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 28.4% Barchart image
15: Modesto, CA 27.7% Barchart image
16: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 26.7% Barchart image
17: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 26.5% Barchart image
18: Albuquerque, NM 25.2% Barchart image
19: Springfield, MA 25.0% Barchart image
20: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 24.6% Barchart image
21: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 24.5% Barchart image
22: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 24.1% Barchart image
23: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 23.7% Barchart image
24: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 23.2% Barchart image
25: Oklahoma City, OK 23.2% Barchart image
26: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 22.5% Barchart image
27: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 22.4% Barchart image
28: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 22.2% Barchart image
29: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 21.9% Barchart image
30: Toledo, OH 21.7% Barchart image
31: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 21.5% Barchart image
32: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 21.3% Barchart image
33: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 20.2% Barchart image
34: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 19.5% Barchart image
35: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 18.8% Barchart image
36: New Haven-Milford, CT 18.4% Barchart image
37: Dayton, OH 17.6% Barchart image
38: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 17.4% Barchart image
39: Syracuse, NY 17.3% Barchart image
40: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 17.0% Barchart image
41: Akron, OH 16.9% Barchart image
42: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 16.1% Barchart image
43: Rochester, NY 16.0% Barchart image
44: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 15.8% Barchart image
45: Columbia, SC 15.7% Barchart image
46: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 15.6% Barchart image
47: Tulsa, OK 15.5% Barchart image
48: Louisville, KY-IN 15.5% Barchart image
49: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 15.0% Barchart image
50: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 14.9% Barchart image
51: St. Louis, MO-IL 14.7% Barchart image
52: Austin-Round Rock, TX 14.7% Barchart image
53: Baltimore-Towson, MD 14.6% Barchart image
54: Chattanooga, TN-GA 14.5% Barchart image
55: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 14.4% Barchart image
56: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 14.4% Barchart image
57: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 14.0% Barchart image
58: Richmond, VA 13.2% Barchart image
59: Columbus, OH 12.7% Barchart image
60: Knoxville, TN 12.7% Barchart image
61: Pittsburgh, PA 12.7% Barchart image
62: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 12.6% Barchart image
63: Honolulu, HI 11.9% Barchart image
64: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 11.8% Barchart image
65: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 11.6% Barchart image
66: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 11.5% Barchart image
67: Kansas City, MO-KS 11.3% Barchart image
68: Worcester, MA 11.3% Barchart image
69: Jacksonville, FL 11.3% Barchart image
70: Indianapolis, IN 11.3% Barchart image
71: Greenville, SC 11.1% Barchart image
72: Wichita, KS 11.0% Barchart image
73: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 10.9% Barchart image
74: Greensboro-High Point, NC 10.7% Barchart image
75: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 10.6% Barchart image
76: Orlando, FL 10.3% Barchart image
77: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 10.2% Barchart image
78: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 10.0% Barchart image
79: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 9.8% Barchart image
80: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 9.6% Barchart image
81: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 9.5% Barchart image
82: Denver-Aurora, CO 9.2% Barchart image
83: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 9.1% Barchart image
84: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 9.1% Barchart image
85: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 8.7% Barchart image
86: Provo-Orem, UT 8.2% Barchart image
87: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 8.2% Barchart image
88: Lancaster, PA 7.6% Barchart image
89: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 7.1% Barchart image
90: Des Moines, IA 7.0% Barchart image
91: Salt Lake City, UT 7.0% Barchart image
92: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6.2% Barchart image
93: Raleigh-Cary, NC 6.0% Barchart image
94: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 5.3% Barchart image
95: Madison, WI 5.1% Barchart image
96: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4.8% Barchart image
97: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 4.8% Barchart image
98: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4.2% Barchart image
99: Colorado Springs, CO 3.3% Barchart image
100: Boise City-Nampa, ID 3.0% Barchart image

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

Notes: Children are those aged under 18. 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.