Poverty

Although the percentage of people living in poverty decreased by 27 percent in North Loop between 1989 and 1999, it was still slightly above the percentage in Minneapolis in 1999.

The percentage of senior North Loop residents living in poverty decreased sharply. There were no seniors reported living in poverty in 1999, down from 35 percent in 1979. The percentage of people 65 and over living in poverty was far above the percentage citywide in 1979 and to a smaller degree in 1989. In 1999 it was zero, while in the city 11 percent of senior residents lived in poverty.

The percentage of families living in poverty in North Loop rose sharply between 1979 and 1989. However, in 1999, the percentage of families living in poverty returned to zero — the same percentage recorded in 1979. While no families with children lived below the poverty level in the neighborhood between 1979 and 1999, 15 percent of families overall did in 1989, surpassing the citywide level.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011