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Minneapolis residents living below the poverty line

The Minneapolis neighborhoods on this map are shaded according to the percentage of residents estimated to be living below the poverty line. The darker the shade, the higher percentage of residents living in poverty. The poverty threshold is $11,344 annual income for individuals and $22,113 for a family of four. Click on any neighborhood to see the percent living in poverty and the estimated median household income. One important note: Neighborhoods in the University neighborhoods are filled with students, and tend to skew maps like this a bit, so we’ve whited those neighborhoods out. However, you can still click on them and get the same data profile as all other neighborhoods. We’ve also whited out the city’s industrial areas, where there is no real residential community to survey. See more data notes below the map.

Data from the American Community Survey, as prepared by the Wilder Foundation and MN Compass.

Further data notes: We pulled this data from the Wilder Foundation’s Twin Cities Neighborhood Profiles spreadsheet. To see full neighborhood profiles, see their detailed reports. The American Community Survey estimates are from the 2005-2009 survey. Here are Wilder’s very important data notes:

Data from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey were collected by surveys over those five years, and therefore describe the average characteristics for the 5-year time period. Data in the workbook from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey have been weighted to the 2010 counts for housing and population, although percentages are unchanged. This provides a better estimate of how many people or housing units relate to each characteristic. All dollar amounts are shown in 2009 dollars. Percentages may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.

Data users are cautioned that many data are unreliable, due to large error margins associated with the data (found alongside the data estimates). Please use with discretion. Error margins are associated with a 90% confidence interval.

See the data with error margins in this spreadsheet.

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