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

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Scale Range: 0.1% – 50.7%

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1: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 50.7% Barchart image
2: Fresno, CA 18.7% Barchart image
3: Bakersfield, CA 12.2% Barchart image
4: El Paso, TX 10.7% Barchart image
5: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 10.0% Barchart image
6: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 8.1% Barchart image
7: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 7.6% Barchart image
8: Springfield, MA 7.5% Barchart image
9: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 7.4% Barchart image
10: Stockton, CA 7.2% Barchart image
11: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 5.9% Barchart image
12: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 5.7% Barchart image
13: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5.5% Barchart image
14: Rochester, NY 5.4% Barchart image
15: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 5.3% Barchart image
16: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5.0% Barchart image
17: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 4.9% Barchart image
18: Baton Rouge, LA 4.8% Barchart image
19: Syracuse, NY 4.8% Barchart image
20: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 4.6% Barchart image
21: Louisville, KY-IN 4.6% Barchart image
22: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 4.5% Barchart image
23: Jackson, MS 4.4% Barchart image
24: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3.9% Barchart image
25: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3.7% Barchart image
26: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 3.7% Barchart image
27: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3.6% Barchart image
28: Chattanooga, TN-GA 3.5% Barchart image
29: St. Louis, MO-IL 3.5% Barchart image
30: Baltimore-Towson, MD 3.3% Barchart image
31: Tucson, AZ 3.3% Barchart image
32: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3.2% Barchart image
33: Oklahoma City, OK 3.1% Barchart image
34: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 3.1% Barchart image
35: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 3.1% Barchart image
36: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3.0% Barchart image
37: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3.0% Barchart image
38: San Antonio, TX 2.9% Barchart image
39: Toledo, OH 2.8% Barchart image
40: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2.7% Barchart image
41: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2.6% Barchart image
42: Modesto, CA 2.6% Barchart image
43: Knoxville, TN 2.6% Barchart image
44: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2.5% Barchart image
45: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2.3% Barchart image
46: New Haven-Milford, CT 2.3% Barchart image
47: Akron, OH 2.1% Barchart image
48: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 2.1% Barchart image
49: Richmond, VA 2.1% Barchart image
50: Pittsburgh, PA 2.1% Barchart image
51: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2.0% Barchart image
52: Columbia, SC 2.0% Barchart image
53: Albuquerque, NM 2.0% Barchart image
54: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2.0% Barchart image
55: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 1.9% Barchart image
56: Columbus, OH 1.8% Barchart image
57: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1.8% Barchart image
58: Tulsa, OK 1.8% Barchart image
59: Jacksonville, FL 1.7% Barchart image
60: Worcester, MA 1.7% Barchart image
61: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1.7% Barchart image
62: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1.7% Barchart image
63: Dayton, OH 1.7% Barchart image
64: Austin-Round Rock, TX 1.6% Barchart image
65: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 1.6% Barchart image
66: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1.4% Barchart image
67: Provo-Orem, UT 1.4% Barchart image
68: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1.4% Barchart image
69: Honolulu, HI 1.4% Barchart image
70: Greenville, SC 1.4% Barchart image
71: Greensboro-High Point, NC 1.2% Barchart image
72: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1.1% Barchart image
73: Orlando, FL 1.1% Barchart image
74: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1.1% Barchart image
75: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 1.0% Barchart image
76: Lancaster, PA 1.0% Barchart image
77: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1.0% Barchart image
78: Kansas City, MO-KS 1.0% Barchart image
79: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 0.9% Barchart image
80: Wichita, KS 0.9% Barchart image
81: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 0.8% Barchart image
82: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 0.8% Barchart image
83: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 0.8% Barchart image
84: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 0.7% Barchart image
85: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 0.7% Barchart image
86: Raleigh-Cary, NC 0.6% Barchart image
87: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 0.4% Barchart image
88: Indianapolis, IN 0.4% Barchart image
89: Denver-Aurora, CO 0.3% Barchart image
90: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 0.3% Barchart image
91: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 0.3% Barchart image
92: Madison, WI 0.1% Barchart image
93: Colorado Springs, CO 0.1% Barchart image
94: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 0.1% Barchart image
95: Des Moines, IA
96: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL
97: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA
98: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
99: Salt Lake City, UT
100: Boise City-Nampa, ID

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