This report is one of 39 within the PC(S1) series of 1970 census reports that summarize information on the population and housing characteristics of low-income neighborhoods in the Nation's 50 largest cities. Low-income neighborhoods are subdivisions of low-income areas, which for this report include all census tracts in which 20 percent or more of all persons were below the poverty level in 1969. These low-income neighborhoods generally consist of contiguous census tracts with a combined population of 20,000 or more. The neighborhood boundaries are based on current socioeconomic data and the recommendations of local agencies.
Information is presented here on each of the low-income neighborhoods within the city. The statistics shown in the detailed tables are part of a special tabulation of 1970 census data prepared for the Office of Economic Opportunity to determine the location of low-income areas and their neighborhood subdivisions, to analyze the characteristics of the residents of these neighborhoods, and to compare the residential characteristics of a low-income neighborhood to those of other low-income neighborhoods and those of areas outside such neighborhoods.
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