Poverty

Powderhorn Park has a substantially higher poverty level than Minneapolis for both families and families with children. However, poverty rate decreased between 1989 and 1999. Minneapolis' poverty rate for families decreased from 14 percent to 12 percent and the poverty rate for families with children decreased from almost 24 percent to 19 percent. In this same time period, Powderhorn Park's poverty rate for families decreased from 22 percent to 19 percent and the poverty rate for families with children decreased from 32 percent to 23 percent. However, in the ten years between 1979 and 1989, the overall poverty level in both Powderhorn Park and the city increased considerably.

Powderhorn Park now has a substantially higher percentage of people living below the poverty level than Minneapolis, but poverty levels tended to decreased between 1989 and 1999 in the City. In the neighborhood it was stable at 21 percent. However, the proportion of seniors below poverty level increased in Powderhorn Park from 10 to 12 percent in the same period while it was stable in the City.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011