Poverty

Longfellow's percentage of people under the poverty level was consistently lower than Minneapolis' between 1979 and 1999. The neighborhood and Minneapolis percentages peaked in 1989. Longfellow's percentage of people 65 years and older under the poverty level was lower than Minneapolis' in 1979, but then it spiked to a level higher (14 percent compared to 11 percent) a decade later. Longfellow's percentage decreased in 1999 to 12 percent, but it still remained above Minneapolis' 11 percent.

The percentage of families below the poverty level in Longfellow was consistently lower than the citywide figure between 1979 and 1999. Longfellow also had a significantly lower percentage of families below the poverty level with children. The neighborhood and Minneapolis peaked in 1989 for families in poverty and families in poverty with children.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011