Nearly 10 percent of all people in the neighborhood lived in poverty in 1979, and that figure decreased to 7 percent in 1999. In Minneapolis, 17 percent lived in poverty in 1999, a decline from the 1989 but not the 1979 level.
The percentage of the senior residents in the neighborhood and in the city who lived in poverty was lower than the percentage of all residents who did. In the neighborhood, the percentage of senior residents living in poverty ultimately declined—from 10 percent in 1979 to 2 percent in 1989 to 5 percent in 1999.
The percentage of families and families with children living below the poverty level in the city tended to increase from 1979 to 1999, but in the neighborhood the levels declined steadily. In 1979, 5 percent of the East Isles families lived in poverty. In 1999, the figure declined to 1 percent. The percentage of families living in poverty
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011