The percentage of people living in poverty is high in Near North, exceeding the City of Minneapolis percentage in 1999 by 21 percent. The neighborhood's percentage increased in 1989 and then receded in 1999. In the latter year, 38 percent of Near North's residents and 38 percent of Near North's seniors lived in poverty.
The percentage of families living below the poverty level in Near North spiked in 1989 at 46 percent and then dropped to 32 percent in 1999. The number of families with children followed the same trend, dropping 17 percent to 39 percent living in poverty in 1999. The percentage of families living in poverty in Near North were 20 percent higher than the percentage for families in the City of Minneapolis in 1999.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011