Map Monday: Twin Cities’ Concentrated Areas of Poverty

Here’s an important map from the Met Council, of “concentrated areas of poverty” and “racially concentrated areas of poverty.” You can see where these key spots are located throughout the metro, and why it might be important to focus transit/education/and other investments in these specific areas…


For example, see the recent (minor) changes made by the Transit Advisory Board to the funding formula, which calls for paying more attention to these areas.

Anyway, the key point here is that poverty is not evenly distributed throughout the Twin Cities. Just the opposite, in fact.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.