Poverty

Bryn Mawr has a substantially lower percentage of people living below the poverty level than Minneapolis has. In 1979, 5 percent of Bryn Mawr residents lived below the poverty level, compared to Minneapolis' 14 percent. By 1999, the percentage of neighborhood residents living below the poverty level dropped by more than half to 2 percent. By comparison, Minneapolis' percentage rose to 17 percent in 1999, peaking at 19 percent in 1989. The percentage of people age 65 years and older living below the poverty level in Bryn Mawr is also lower than that of the city. In Bryn Mawr, the proportion of people 65 and over living below the poverty level dropped by more than half, from 7 percent to 2 percent.

Bryn Mawr has a substantially lower proportion of families (including families with children) living below the poverty level than Minneapolis has. Between 1979 and 1999, Minneapolis' percentage of families living in poverty increased from 9 percent to 12 percent and the families with children increased from 16 percent to 19 percent. During this time period, Bryn Mawr's percentage of families living in poverty decreased from 3 percent to zero and families with children living in poverty in the neighborhood

Last updated Sep 27, 2011