Poverty

Higher percentages of people lived below the poverty level in Cedar-Riverside than in Minneapolis between 1979 and 1999. Although the percentage of people living in poverty in the neighborhood dropped from its high of 46 percent reached in 1989, it was still 25 percent higher than the city in 1999.

In 1999, more than half of the people 65 and over in Cedar-Riverside lived below the poverty level – the proportion increased from 46 percent in 1979 to 56 percent in 1999. In comparison, only 11 percent of this group in the city was below the poverty level.

Cedar-Riverside's percentages of families below the poverty level and families with children under 18 below the poverty level were both consistently higher than the Minneapolis levels between 1980 and 2000. The proportion of families with children in poverty fell sharply in the neighborhood from 1989 to 1999, although it was still 19 percent higher than the percentage citywide.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011