Overview of Community Characteristics in Areas With Concentrated Poverty. Appendix

05/01/2014

Table 1. Distribution of Indicator Values (ZCTA-level) for Areas of Concentrated Poverty

Indicator (ZCTA-level) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile Median 75th Percentile 90th Percentile
Population
Total 1465 4860 13032 26841 43414
Under Age 6 118 426 1295 2653 4806
Below Poverty 579 1967 4972 9477 15622
Poor Excluding College 553 1882 4694 8940 14809
Poor Under Age 18 194 715 1945 3912 6668
Poor Under Age 6 69 265 748 1495 2506
Poverty
Poverty Rate 31.4% 33.2% 36.7% 42.5% 49.9%
Child Poverty Rate 43.1% 47.6% 53.7% 60.2% 68.7%
Under Age 6 Poverty Rate 44.0% 50.2% 58.2% 67.4% 78.0%
Demographics
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 0.2% 1.4% 6.3% 56.7% 88.3%
White, non-Hispanic 1.5% 4.5% 14.3% 30.9% 50.2%
Black or African American, non- Hispanic 0.0% 2.4% 32.9% 69.0% 87.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.6% 55.4%
Asian 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.3% 3.6%
One or more other races 0.0% 0.3% 1.2% 2.4% 4.0%
Under 18 20.6% 25.7% 29.3% 33.6% 36.9%
Age 19-65 54.1% 56.7% 59.6% 62.7% 67.0%
Age 65+ 5.9% 7.6% 10.1% 13.1% 16.1%
Foreign Born 0.1% 1.0% 5.0% 24.4% 35.7%
Non-Citizen 0.0% 0.5% 3.7% 16.5% 25.6%
Speaks Lang Other than English at Home 1.4% 3.4% 15.7% 54.2% 74.7%
Speaks English Less Than Very Well 0.2% 1.1% 6.1% 24.1% 35.8%
Family Formation
Family Households 45.7% 56.2% 63.9% 71.5% 82.0%
Nonfamily households 18.0% 28.5% 36.1% 43.8% 54.3%
Males - Never married 34.2% 41.7% 49.1% 55.7% 61.5%
Males - Married 18.9% 25.3% 32.7% 40.9% 51.5%
Females -Never Married 28.9% 35.0% 42.6% 50.2% 56.1%
Females - Married 16.7% 21.0% 28.1% 37.7% 47.2%
HHDs w/ Children Headed by Female, No Husband Present 28.6% 37.9% 53.2% 64.0% 71.5%
Share of Births to Women Age 15 - 19 0.0% 0.0% 10.7% 19.6% 29.7%
Births per 1000 Women Age 15-19 0 0 47 87 133
Births per 1,000 Women Age 15 to 50 30 53 70 91 114
Economic
Share of Women in the Labor Force with Own Children Under 18 at Home 24.4% 30.8% 35.8% 41.2% 47.1%
Female Share of the Labor Force 39.7% 45.0% 49.4% 53.6% 56.9%
Unemployment Rate - Men 7.5% 11.7% 16.3% 22.0% 29.5%
Unemployment Rate -Women 6.2% 10.5% 14.9% 20.1% 25.1%
Labor Force Participation 41.3% 48.4% 54.4% 59.1% 63.6%
Employment-to-Population Ratio 32.6% 38.4% 45.0% 49.4% 53.6%
Median Household Income $ 16,789 $ 21,109 $ 25,097 $ 28,371 $ 31,649
Education Attainment (Age 25 and over)
Less than High School Diploma 20.5% 24.4% 30.8% 40.9% 51.1%
High School Diploma 22.3% 27.1% 32.4% 36.8% 41.2%
Associate's Degree 2.3% 3.6% 4.9% 6.2% 7.8%
High School Graduate or Higher 48.9% 59.1% 69.1% 75.6% 79.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 4.3% 6.7% 9.5% 13.4% 18.6%
High School Graduate or Higher 48.9% 59.1% 69.1% 75.6% 79.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 4.3% 6.7% 9.5% 13.4% 18.6%

Source: ASPE tabulations of U.S. Census Bureau 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-year data.


Appendix Figure 1: Average Share of Population that is Foreign Born

Appendix Figure 1: Average Share of Population that is Foreign Born


Appendix Figure 2: Average Non-Citizen Share of Population

Appendix Figure 2: Average Non-Citizen Share of Population


Appendix Figure 3: Average Share of Population that Does Not Speak English at Home

Appendix Figure 3: Average Share of Population that Does Not Speak English at Home


Appendix Figure 4: Average Share of Population that Speaks English Less Than "Very Well"

Appendix Figure 4: Average Share of Population that Speaks English Less Than "Very Well"


Appendix Figure 5: Average Number of Births Per 1,000 Women, Age 15-50

Appendix Figure 5: Average Number of Births Per 1,000 Women, Age 15-50


Appendix Figure 6: Average Employment to Population Ratio10

Appendix Figure 6: Average Employment to Population Ratio


Appendix Figure 7: Average Median Household Income

Appendix Figure 7: Average Median Household Income


10 The value for metropolitan concentrated poverty areas includes all people living in that area, not just people who live below the poverty level. Please take care when making comparisons to the overall poverty population.

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