Poverty

Approximately 8 percent of all people living in Windom in 1999 had incomes below the poverty level. In the same year, 7 percent of people over the age of 65 lived in poverty, an increase of 3 percent from the previous decade. Poverty levels are lower in Windom than in the City of Minneapolis but increasing.

The percentage of families living in poverty in Windom has been increasing since 1979. In 1999, 7 percent of the families in Windom lived below the poverty level, a 2-percent increase from 1989. Also in 1999, 13 percent of Windom's families with children lived in poverty. The percentage of families below the poverty level in Windom is lower than in Minneapolis as a whole. However, the level has been increasing since 1980.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011