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International Journal of Population Research
Volume 2011, Article ID 860684, 5 pages
Research Article

A Contrast of U.S. Metropolitan Demographic Poverty: Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York

College of Business Administration, California State University at Sacramento, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA

Received 20 June 2011; Accepted 28 July 2011

Academic Editor: Peter J. Congdon

Copyright © 2011 Robert G. Mogull. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper examines and compares U.S. poverty rates on two levels, with data obtained from the decennial censuses of 1960 through 2000. First, rates of poverty for five demographic groups are contrasted within each of the three most populous metropolises of the nation—Chicago, Los Angeles/Long Beach, and New York. Second, rates for each demographic group are contrasted among the three metropolises. The statistical evidence reveals both large differences among the individual demographic groups and also in the trends among the three most populous American cities.