Between 1979 and 1999, the percentage of people living in poverty was higher in Holland than in Minneapolis. Although the neighborhood's percentage dropped in 1999 from a 1989 peak, it was still higher than it was in 1979. For people 65 years and over living in poverty, the percentage was lower in the neighborhood than in Minneapolis in 1979 and 1999. In 1999 it dropped sharply from a high in 1989.
Holland's percentages of families living below the poverty level and families with children under 18 living below the poverty level were consistently above the Minneapolis figures between 1979 and 1999. In 1999 there were 4 percent more families and 10 percent more families with children in poverty in the neighborhood than citywide. The difference in percentages tended to increase from 1979 to 1999.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011