The percentage of people living in poverty in Morris Park followed the same trend Minneapolis did, but at a much lower level. In 1999, 4 percent of all people in the neighborhood lived in poverty compared to 17 percent in Minneapolis. But the percentage of Morris Park's senior residents in poverty tended to increase. While there were no senior residents in the neighborhood living in poverty in 1989, they made up 10 percent of the total senior population 10 years later. In comparison, the percentage of seniors living below the poverty level in Minneapolis did not change from 1989 to 1999.
Between 1979 and 1999, the percentage of families with children under 18 below the poverty level in Morris Park was well below Minneapolis'. The neighborhood and city reached their highest levels in 1989. Morris Park also had a lower percentage of families with children under 18 below
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011