Poverty

Regina has lower poverty rates than Minneapolis. By 1999, the neighborhood's poverty rate for families with children fell to 1.5 percent, and the poverty rate for all families fell to 0.7 percent. Minneapolis' poverty rate for families and families with children was higher in 1999, at almost 12 percent and 19 percent respectively, than the citywide average in 1979.

Between 1979 and 1999, the percentage of people living below the poverty level in Regina decreased from 6 percent to 5 percent (although it rose to 8 percent in 1989). During the same time period in Minneapolis, the percentage of people living below the poverty level increased from 13.5 percent to 17 percent. The percentage of seniors living below the poverty level in the neighborhood jumped to 20 percent in 1999 from its low of 5 percent in 1990. The percentage of seniors living below the poverty level citywide decreased from 13.5 percent in 1979 to 11 percent in 1989 and 1999.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011

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