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Metro areaTotal population, 2005-09Poor population, 2005-09Extreme poverty tracts, 2005-09Population in extreme poverty tracts, 2005-09Poor in extreme-poverty tracts, 2005-09Concentrated poverty rate, 2005-09Rank for concentrated poverty rate, 2005-09Extreme poverty tracts, 2000Population in extreme poverty tracts, change from 2000Poor in extreme-poverty tracts, change from 2000Concentrated poverty rate, change from 2000Rank for change in CP rate
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100 Largest Metro Areas 195,859,88123,664,0931,8985,903,2642,764,58711.70%362967,758487,3940.50%
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Akron, OH 686,56885,0901323,54711,46613.50%32914,6817,7277.60%17
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Albany, NY 836,00183,913824,33411,41813.60%31311,6625,9536.10%22
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Albuquerque, NM 825,680121,396721,8329,1147.50%66410,8333,9662.30%55
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Allentown, PA-NJ 799,16870,597514,9666,9419.80%4915,9052,7822.70%48
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Atlanta, GA 5,213,776614,1213182,06439,5196.40%733-2,456-959-3.80%76
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Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 528,17486,7401136,51416,02518.50%19313,8655,4284.30%32
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Austin, TX 1,551,763192,924845,43521,16611.00%40523,95711,2443.10%43
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Bakersfield, CA 780,875151,2231053,25424,51416.20%21-3-11,583-4,291-5.80%83
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Baltimore, MD 2,648,347241,4991639,69119,5128.10%61-14-29,350-13,051-5.50%82
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Baton Rouge, LA 740,111115,6411556,28526,25422.70%11833,03616,15113.50%4
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Birmingham, AL 1,130,960147,0581134,41416,01610.90%4218939160.10%
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Boise City, ID 574,08666,94724,7311,6872.50%9224,7311,6872.50%52
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Boston-Cambridge, MA-NH 4,419,484390,5541851,81623,8026.10%76624,77311,5972.60%50
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Bradenton, FL 680,45771,45615,2691,9522.70%9115,2691,9522.70%47
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Bridgeport-Stamford, CT 883,25465,434612,3125,7328.80%5436,0442,8543.90%34
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Buffalo, NY 1,119,517148,7371947,44323,32215.70%243-3,430723-1.10%69
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Cape Coral, FL 573,53759,14714,5792,5724.30%820-264-241-2.30%73
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Charleston, SC 623,45984,334814,9546,9348.20%58-1-6,325-2,552-4.90%81
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Charlotte, NC-SC 1,629,566189,714820,14910,3095.40%80513,2597,6313.20%42
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Chattanooga, TN-GA 511,93470,700920,48410,53514.90%2659,0514,2053.50%39
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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 9,401,7691,101,942144341,086158,74614.40%2839112,27841,5441.70%62
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Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2,115,000238,2773568,09133,99614.30%291321,0789,5710.80%
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Cleveland, OH 2,083,812276,76266128,72464,91923.50%72458,22730,3768.00%15
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Colorado Springs, CO 597,47160,82525,3372,2043.60%8613,4861,5732.10%57
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Columbia, SC 709,35288,293618,6225,9856.80%6927,8951,9141.30%65
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Columbus, OH 1,728,212212,1112557,22529,00913.70%301735,68019,0106.70%20
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Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,113,988790,22839135,12364,4458.20%591666,63636,4983.00%44
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Dayton, OH 820,054104,1251436,52216,83716.20%22824,64411,9599.90%9
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Denver-Aurora, CO 2,449,725270,499721,93610,9064.00%84517,3838,3742.50%51
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Des Moines, IA 543,54146,73313,0651,3332.90%9013,0651,3332.90%45
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Detroit-Warren, MI 4,446,539624,278123303,931147,47823.60%673195,69098,94013.20%5
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El Paso, TX 729,396190,23232140,75466,31934.90%21674,32833,95314.50%2
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Fresno, CA 888,955182,15018101,82745,63525.10%5-5-18,658-11,064-6.60%85
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Grand Rapids, MI 773,42798,401616,5967,7367.90%62310,9285,2323.90%36
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Greensboro-High Point, NC 686,343105,164826,99912,72612.10%36721,81610,4998.70%11
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Greenville, SC 596,52684,642820,7509,08810.70%45616,8387,6028.20%13
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Harrisburg, PA524,39945,543311,8645,57612.20%3515,3382,6794.90%28
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Hartford, CT 1,168,038103,1041946,55720,55019.90%171126,79911,0239.50%10
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Honolulu, HI 899,23177,47948,1183,8645.00%810258-1510.20%
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Houston, TX 5,584,454824,41047204,66690,23710.90%4122117,81752,2295.00%27
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Indianapolis, IN 1,688,592192,2751230,56214,8607.70%64925,56512,7116.00%23
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Jackson, MS 530,10491,9451844,54820,89222.70%101125,43712,38312.20%6
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Jacksonville, FL 1,294,684147,8891134,92814,7129.90%47416,4166,8433.30%41
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Kansas City, MO-KS 2,009,042210,3142952,03023,67711.30%381835,49016,7586.80%19
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Knoxville, TN 662,70188,8291027,53913,34815.00%25312,9656,4535.20%26
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Lakeland, FL 566,33379,368411,7624,7816.00%7739,1273,4393.80%37
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Las Vegas, NV 1,820,422195,601836,09514,0597.20%67732,59412,6396.20%21
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Little Rock, AR 657,44691,669616,9297,0747.70%65312,1974,7704.50%31
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Los Angeles-Long Beach-
Santa Ana, CA
12,682,0061,752,79072291,775136,0387.80%63-54-234,599-100,460-4.40%78
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Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,233,293157,9641954,72126,66116.90%20716,7716,9981.00%
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Madison, WI 522,46545,025
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McAllen, TX 702,697250,76633281,520133,47153.20%1-319,05111,229-7.30%87
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Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,280,979230,27448133,33063,81827.70%31355,00428,0048.20%14
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Miami-Fort Lauderdale-
Pompano Beach, FL
5,478,057751,1492496,34147,4316.30%75-16-61,180-24,344-4.10%77
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Milwaukee, WI 1,527,440186,0794590,04443,61023.40%9821,27712,4372.80%46
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Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 3,164,314266,6541953,09524,9979.40%52819,96612,2482.70%49
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Modesto, CA 505,16575,144415,7757,0839.40%5126,4052,9783.60%38
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Nashville-Davidson, TN 1,509,360182,8201232,16414,7798.10%60615,5765,6081.10%67
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New Haven, CT 836,60487,0631340,23117,21619.80%18923,69410,83411.30%7
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New Orleans, LA 1,140,551177,1783448,96023,27013.10%33-14-57,943-29,524-9.30%88
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New York-Northern New Jersey,
NY-NJ-PA
18,830,0162,308,909200792,497368,80616.00%23-64-232,886-108,340-3.60%75
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Ogden, UT 515,62541,37139,1354,33710.50%4603,8271,8902.40%53
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Oklahoma City, OK 1,169,261166,9881325,52311,4506.90%6823,0761,503-0.30%
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Omaha, NE-IA 828,06088,406716,4118,0849.10%53511,7005,9335.70%24
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Orlando, FL 2,013,778231,124414,5227,6913.30%8702,5281,595-0.30%
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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 792,31370,80113,1931,4172.00%9413,1931,4172.00%58
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Palm Bay, FL 532,69751,679413,7395,85911.30%37310,2094,3407.90%16
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Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,853,518663,32982292,352142,11021.40%152162,07435,6723.30%40
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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,136,492543,88534128,50359,09510.90%431053,28325,1101.80%60
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Pittsburgh, PA2,322,911264,5432238,14417,3246.50%7157,0831,9340.40%
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Portland, ME 514,04447,81824,8302,6455.50%7924,8302,6455.50%25
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Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 2,163,097249,49037,6522,6971.10%97-1-561-348-0.60%68
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Poughkeepsie, NY 655,15464,060326,56917,32627.00%4010,3478,33410.50%8
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Providence, RI-MA 1,581,522173,7141132,75314,8118.50%561-3,305-130-0.20%
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Provo, UT 460,97339,16321,0903741.00%981-3,326-1,725-6.00%84
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Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,034,593105,334315,3676,8016.50%72211,6595,2164.10%33
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Richmond, VA1,196,232121,5111032,11213,61911.20%39412,7244,3491.80%61
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Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 4,017,408522,5911042,93220,0283.80%85-7-34,555-14,500-3.40%74
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Rochester, NY 1,011,733121,2432755,35026,70522.00%13814,4788,5234.60%30
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Sacramento-Roseville, CA 2,061,140240,301415,7806,8782.90%89-2-10,318-3,641-1.90%72
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St. Louis, MO-IL 2,783,678313,6513189,91739,86712.70%34824,4898,4310.70%
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Salt Lake City, UT 1,089,47697,40224,2091,8801.90%9513,6131,6361.60%63
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San Antonio, TX 2,013,350310,3971763,80030,0759.70%50417,67211,2442.20%56
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San Diego, CA 2,960,154330,625834,46013,8584.20%83-8-33,227-15,641-4.60%79
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San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 4,189,200392,067511,7664,7401.20%96-3-9,223-4,964-1.50%71
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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,763,698149,158
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Scranton, PA541,42166,69724,9412,0373.10%8812,4861,1001.40%64
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Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA3,282,666312,401717,1646,5942.10%9312,824484-0.30%
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Springfield, MA 673,97198,8641241,45321,55321.80%1416,5254,8511.90%59
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Stockton, CA 664,64199,396724,40410,68110.70%440-10,013-4,373-4.80%80
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Syracuse, NY 621,81378,7421738,56617,67622.40%12816,2887,4098.30%12
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Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 2,696,893328,6921349,05822,0496.70%70219,4357,5271.20%66
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Toledo, OH 659,01498,3152246,08323,06123.50%81533,24816,91815.30%1
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Tucson, AZ 982,821151,3831047,55321,82914.40%27328,51012,9096.90%18
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Tulsa, OK 898,149125,172922,14610,5868.50%5737,7794,5322.30%54
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Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News,
VA-NC
1,654,141160,915820,96510,2956.40%74-7-19,634-10,234-6.70%86
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Washington-Arlington-Alexandria,
DC-VA-MD-WV
5,320,014368,2991750,63222,1646.00%78-3-6,256-2,578-1.20%70
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Wichita, KS 596,21571,979614,4946,1738.60%5549,0023,7863.90%35
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