A smaller percentage of people lived in poverty in Fulton than citywide. The percentage of people living in poverty declined for the neighborhood from 1979 to 1989, then increased slightly the following decade. Minneapolis' percentages increased from 1979 to 1989, but remained fairly stable for people 65 years and older.

In 2000, Fulton's percentages of people living below the poverty level for both families and families with children were substantially lower than the citywide numbers. Minneapolis' rate of families living in poverty increased from about 16 percent in 1979 to 19 percent 20 years later. Between 1979 and 1989, the percentage of people living in poverty
decreased in Fulton to nearly zero while it substantially increased for Minneapolis. The period from 1989 to 1999 saw a one-point increase in the neighborhood's percentage.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011