Poverty

Overall Poverty Shows Slight Improvement
Minnesota's poverty rate has shown slight improvement, but child poverty remains stubbornly high. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau pegs the state's overall poverty rate at 11.4 percent. Median income remains flat at about $59,000 annually. Child poverty remains stuck at 15 percent.
Tiny City East Of St. Paul Tops Metro Poverty List
LANDFALL (AP) -- A mobile home park of about 700 residents incorporated as a city is among Minnesota's poorest communities.
More than a quarter of the residents in Landfall live in poverty, which the federal government defines as individual income of about $11,000 or less. The city is east of St…