Poverty

In 2000, Logan Park had a substantially higher poverty level for both families and families with children than Minneapolis. Between 1979 and 1999, Minneapolis' poverty rate for families increased 3 points to 12 percent, and the poverty rate for families with children increased from almost 16 percent to 19 percent. During that same time period, Logan Park's poverty rate for families increased from 10 percent to 17 percent, and the poverty rate for families with children increased 10 percentage points to 26 percent. However, in 1990 the poverty level in general was much higher in both areas.

Logan Park was found to have a higher percentage of people living in poverty than the whole city in 1999, including the category for residents over the age of 65. Despite this disparity, the neighborhood has seen the percentage of seniors living below the poverty level decrease from 30 percent in 1979 to 21 percent in 1999. Logan Park had 18 percent of its residents living below the poverty level in 1999, compared to 17 percent for the entire city.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011