Poverty

In 1979, 45 percent of Nicollet Island/East Bank residents lived under the poverty level while 14 percent of Minneapolis residents did. Twenty years later, the number of residents living in poverty in the neighborhood decreased to 4 percent, while citywide the percentage increased to 17 percent. The percentage of people 65 and older living under the poverty level in Nicollet Island/East Bank also decreased. In 1979, 45 percent of senior residents lived in poverty, but none did in

In 1979 no families with or without children in the neighborhood lived below the poverty level. In 1999, the percentage of families living below the poverty level in Nicollet Island/East Bank neighborhood was 2 percent, and the percentage of families in poverty with children was 12 percent. The percentage of families living below the poverty level in Minneapolis increased from 9 percent to 12 percent, and the Minneapolis percentage of families living in poverty with children increased from 16 percent to 19 percent.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011