Poverty

Standish has a substantially lower proportion of families (including families with children) living below the poverty level than Minneapolis. Between 1979 and 1999, Minneapolis' poverty rate for families increased from 9 percent to 12 percent and the poverty rate for families with children increased from around 16 percent to nearly 19 percent. During this time, Standish's poverty rate for families increased from 4 percent to 5 percent and the poverty rate for families with children increased from 7 percent to 8 percent. However, in 1989 there were considerable increases in poverty rates in both Standish and Minneapolis.

Standish has a substantially lower percentage of people living below the poverty level than Minneapolis. In 1979, 6 percent of neighborhood residents lived below the poverty level, compared to Minneapolis' 14 percent. By 1989, the percentage of residents living below poverty level in Standish rose to 8 percent, and to 9 percent by 1999. By comparison, Minneapolis' percentage decreased from 19 percent in 1989 to 17 percent in 1999. The percentage of Standish's older residents living in poverty is also lower than the city's and has remained relatively unchanged since 1979.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011