Poverty

The percentage of people living in poverty is drastically lower in Kenny than in Minneapolis, but the neighborhood is following a slightly different trend. The city percentage of people living in poverty declined from 1989 to 1999 – from 19 percent to 17 percent – but it still remained above the 14 percent recorded in 1979. In 1999, 2 percent of Kenny's residents lived in poverty, up from just 1 percent in 1989 and the same level as 1979.

The neighborhood proportion of senior residents living in poverty is slightly higher than its proportion of the population of all ages living in poverty. The percentage of seniors living in poverty increased from 1989 to 1999, but the 1999 percentage was still down about 3 percent from 1979. The citywide rate of senior residents living in poverty was much higher at 11 percent in 1999.

Between 1979 and 1999, Kenny had a substantially lower percentage of people living in poverty than Minneapolis had for both families and families with children. The percentage of people living in poverty in Minneapolis increased from 9 percent to 12 percent, and the percentage of families with children living in poverty increased from 16 percent to 19 percent. Kenny's percentage of families living in poverty over the same time period increased slightly from 2 percent to 3 percent, and the percentage of families with children living in poverty increased from 1 percent to 3 percent. The percentage of people living in poverty increased in Kenny and decreased in Minneapolis between 1980 and 2000, but the neighborhood percentage is still far below citywide.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011