Nick Halter

Census snapshot: Poverty rising, diversity decreasing

Minneapolis is a young city filled with well-educated residents that like to take public transportation. It’s also struggling with rising poverty while at the same time losing diversity to the suburbs.

These are a few of the findings from recently released results by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, complied from 2005–2009.

Because the data was collected on two different sides of a recession, it has its limitations. But researchers say it’s the best information available to get a good look at a community’s characteristics.


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