Poverty

Twenty-seven percent of all Willard Hay residents and 17 percent of its residents over the age of 65 lived in poverty in 1999. The percentage of the senior population living below the poverty level decreased in 1989 but increased beyond the 1979 percentage after that. The overall percentage of people living in poverty in Willard Hay was 10 percent higher than in the City of Minneapolis.

Overall poverty levels are higher in Willard Hay than in the City of Minneapolis. In 1999, 20 percent of all families in the neighborhood and 25 percent of families with children earned incomes below the poverty level. The poverty levels in Willard Hay peaked in 1989, with 25 percent of all families and 34 percent of families with children living in poverty.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011