There were no Downtown East residents living below the poverty level in 1979, but there were 22 of them (69 percent) in 1989. By 1999, 56 neighborhood residents were living in poverty. That put Downtown East's poverty level at 52 percent, which is much higher than Minneapolis' 17 percent. Downtown East had no people 65 or over living below the poverty level.

In 1979 and 1989 there were no records of families living below the poverty level in Downtown East. But by 1999, 12 families (43 percent) were living in poverty in the neighborhood. Minneapolis' percentage of families living in poverty increased from 9 percent to 12 percent from 1979 to 1999, and the poverty rate for families with children rose from 16 percent to 19 percent. There were no families with children living in poverty in the neighborhood in the entire period.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011



Contact us

Email updates

Find a service

About this site

For employees

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


311 call center

311 TTY relay service

City of Minneapolis Facebook City of Minneapolis Twitter City of Minneapolis YouTube ChaNNEL Minneapolis 311 Minneapolis 14 Government TV City of Minneapolis LinkedIn

Minneapolis, City of Lakes logo