Both poverty percentages for Field – all families living below the poverty level and families with children below the poverty level – have been substantially lower than they were across Minneapolis between the years of 1980 and 2000. In 2000, less than 1 percent of all families in Field lived below the poverty level and no families with children were reported below the poverty level.
Between 1980 and 2000, the overall percentage of people living below the poverty level in Field neighborhood was considerably lower than it was citywide. For the year 2000 these figures were respectively 4.7 percent and 16.9 percent. The proportion of people 65 years old and older living below the poverty level in Field increased from 1990 to 2000, but this change has a lot to do with the decreasing number of Field residents in that age category.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011