Poverty

Although poverty stayed lower in Page than in the city, it increased by 1999. In that year the proportion of seniors living in poverty reached 7 percent, closer than ever to the citywide rate. But among all ages, the proportion of people in poverty in the neighborhood remained at 3 percent in 1989 and 1999, well below comparable rates citywide.

Between 1980 and 2000, the percentage of all Page families and those with children younger than 18 years old in poverty remained well below the percentage for the City of Minneapolis. In 1979 there were no families living in poverty in Page, but in 1989 the figures rose in the neighborhood and in the city. In 1999, the percentage of families in poverty continued to increase in the neighborhood, but the proportion of those with children declined to zero.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011