Poverty

Of all the people in Diamond Lake in 1999, 4 percent lived below the poverty level. That's relatively low when compared to the Minneapolis average of 17 percent. In 1979, 6 percent of senior residents in Diamond Lake lived in poverty. That number decreased to 2 percent in 10 years. In 1999, only 1 percent of people over the age of 65 lived in poverty.

The percentage of residents living below the poverty level in Diamond Lake is well below the percentage for the City of Minneapolis. In 1979 through 1999, approximately 2 percent of all neighborhood families lived in poverty. The Minneapolis average varied from 9 percent to 12 percent during the same time period. Of all Diamond Lake families that have children under 18, 5 percent are below the poverty level. This number rose by 1 percent in both 1989 and 1999.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011