The percentages of families below the poverty level in East Harriet was significantly lower than the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000, and has also steadily declined. The neighborhood went from its highest level of 5 percent in 1980 down to 1 percent in 2000. This contrasts with the citywide trend that peaked in 1990 at 14 percent before declining in 2000 to 12 percent. The percentage of families below the poverty level with children under 18 in East Harriet was also lower than the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000.
East Harriet's percentage of all people under poverty level was significantly lower than the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood topped out at 8 percent in 1980, then declined over the next two census reports. In 2000, just 3 percent of all neighborhood residents were reported under the poverty level. The percentage of people 65 years and older under the poverty level decreased for both East Harriet and Minneapolis in 1990 and 2000. The 2000 figure for East Harriet, after a substantial drop, was 3 percent compared to 11 percent citywide.
Last updated Sep 27, 2011