Poverty

From 1979 to 1999 poverty level than Minneapolis. In 1979, 19 percent of Harrison residents lived under the poverty level while 14 percent of Minneapolis residents did. By 1999, Harrison residents living in poverty had increased to 37 percent, while Minneapolis' percentage had increased to 17 percent. The percentage of people 65 and over living in poverty in Harrison increased from 14 percent in 1979 to a peak of 27 percent in 1989 and fell to 18 percent in 1999. In Minneapolis, the poverty rate for the elderly decreased from 13

Between 1979 and 1999, Minneapolis' percentage of families living in poverty increased from 9 percent to 12 percent, and the percentage of families with children in poverty increased from 16 percent to 19 percent. In this same time period, Harrison's percentage of families living in poverty increased from 16 percent to 35 percent and families with children living in poverty increased from 25 percent to 43 percent.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011