Poverty in Minneapolis, Minnesota

What is the poverty rate in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
The poverty rate in Minneapolis is 20.7%. One out of every 4.8 residents of Minneapolis lives in poverty.

How many people in Minneapolis, Minnesota live in poverty?
82,022 of 395,614 Minneapolis residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Minneapolis compare to the rest of Minnesota?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Minnesota is 10.5%, meaning Minneapolis has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Minnesota.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Historical Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate

Minneapolis, Minnesota Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

23.3% 15.3%

2011

23.7% 1.0% 15.9%

2012

22.7% 4.0% 15.9%

2013

21.2% 7.0% 15.8%

2014

23.2% 9.0% 15.5%

2015

19.5% 19.0% 14.7%

2016

20.4% 4.0% 14.0%

2017

18.3% 11.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

75,251

43.2% 25.2% 18.3%

American Indian

4,716

34.1% 26.8% 1.1%

Asian

23,556

25.8% 11.9% 5.7%

Other

20,044

27.2% 23.8% 4.9%

Two Or More Races

19,309

23.0% 18.4% 4.7%

White

236,280

12.1% 10.3% 57.4%

Hispanic

39,189

24.2% 22.2% 9.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Minneapolis, Minnesota By Race?

43.2% of Black residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Minneapolis, Minnesota is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 32,487 of 75,251 black Minnesotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 18.3% of the total population of Minneapolis, Minnesota are black.

25.8% of Asian residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Minneapolis, Minnesota is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 6,075 of 23,556 asian Minnesotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 5.7% of the total population of Minneapolis, Minnesota are asian.

12.1% of White residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the same as than the national average. 28,639 of 236,280 white Minnesotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 57.4% of the total population of Minneapolis, Minnesota are white.

24.2% of Hispanic residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Minneapolis, Minnesota is the same as than the national average. 9,495 of 39,189 hispanic Minnesotans live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.5% of the total population of Minneapolis, Minnesota are hispanic.

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Minneapolis, Minnesota?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota is 19.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Minneapolis, Minnesota is 21.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Female residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota are moderately(10%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

39,429 of 199,974 males in Minneapolis live below the poverty line.

42,593 of 195,640 females in Minneapolis live below the poverty line.

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Minneapolis can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 34.2%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 15.4%.

Poverty for younger ages in Minneapolis is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 21.1%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 28.4%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Minneapolis can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 31.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 29.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 50.6%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Minneapolis, Minnesota have a Poverty Rate of 24.2%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Minneapolis, Minnesota?

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

27.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

29.0%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

28.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

19.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

13.9%

75 to 84 Years Old

13.2%

Over 85 Years Old

14.1%

Minneapolis, Minnesota Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States is 18.8%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 30.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 331,990 residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota who were born citizens of the United States, 62,540 (18.8%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 19,482 (30.6%) of 63,624 residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Minneapolis, Minnesota

The poverty rate in Minneapolis is 20.7%.
Minneapolis is in Hennepin County.
Minnesota Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Hennepin County.
City Poverty Rate
Bloomington 7.3%
Brooklyn Center 18.2%
Brooklyn Park 10.5%
Champlin 4.2%
Corcoran 2.8%
Crystal 8.3%
Deephaven 2.7%
Eden Prairie 5.2%
Edina 4.7%
Excelsior 8.8%
Golden Valley 8.2%
Greenfield 0.8%
Hopkins 13.3%
Independence 4.6%
Long Lake 3.8%
Maple Grove 4.2%
Maple Plain 7.1%
Medina 5.8%
Minneapolis 20.7%
Minnetonka 5.0%
Minnetrista 3.7%
Mound 5.8%
New Hope 10.1%
Orono 4.4%
Osseo 6.5%
Plymouth 5.2%
Richfield 9.4%
Robbinsdale 9.5%
Rogers 1.8%
St. Bonifacius 6.7%
St. Louis Park 7.1%
Shorewood 2.9%
Spring Park 5.6%
Tonka Bay 1.6%
Wayzata 6.9%

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