Poverty

Since 1989, Jordan has had a substantially higher percentage of people living in poverty than Minneapolis. The situation was different in 1979, when the neighborhood had 12 percent of its population living under the poverty level, compared to Minneapolis' 14 percent. By 1999, Jordanā€˜s percentage jumped to 29 percent, while Minneapolis' percentage increased to 17 percent. The percentage of people 65 years of age and over living below the poverty level in Jordan was slightly higher in 1999 than in 1979, and peaked in 1989. In Minneapolis the poverty rate for the elderly has decreased from 13 percent in 1979 to 11 percent in 1989 and 1999.

Jordan has a substantially higher poverty level than Minneapolis for both families and families with children. Between 1979 and 1999, the citywide poverty rate for families increased from 9 percent to 12 percent and the poverty rate for families with children increased from 16 percent to 19 percent. In this same time period, Jordan's poverty rate for families increased from 11 percent to 25 percent and the poverty rate for families with children increased from 17 percent to 30 percent.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011