In 1979, 18 percent of Lyndale residents lived below the poverty level, while 14 percent of Minneapolis residents did. By 1999, Lyndale's percentage of residents below the poverty level had increased to 23 percent, while Minneapolis' percentage rose to 17 percent. The percentage of people 65 years and older living below the poverty level in Lyndale stayed at approximately the same level between 1979 and 1999 – 23 percent. In Minneapolis the percentage for the same group decreased from 13 percent in 1979 to 11 percent in 1999.
The percentage of families living in poverty was slightly higher in the neighborhood than in Minneapolis in 1979 and considerably higher in 1999. The proportion of families in poverty with children also increased significantly in the neighborhood from 17 percent to 30 percent; families living in poverty with children reached a high of 57 percent in 1990. The percentage for families in poverty with children citywide also increased, but only slightly.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011