COMO PARK

Looking at the Impacts of St. Paul Neighborhoods on Children’s Outcomes

Neighborhoods matter and census data can help us better understand how neighborhoods have evolved and influenced various communities. Using data from the Opportunity Atlas (https://www.opportunityatlas.org) this report displays some key neighborhood characteristics and birth cohort statistics (for children born between 1978-1983) for Como Park. The neighborhood statistics show how Como Park has changed over the last three decades and the birth cohort statistics show adult outcomes for children who were raised in Como Park in the early 1980s. Together these help paint a picture and will help the Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? project connect past and present inequality as we explore housing discrimination in Ramsey County. 

WELCOMING THE DEAR NEIGHBOR?

Looking at how historical discrimination affects current inequality.

https://welcomingthedearneighbor.org

NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS

Characteristic199020002010
Single Parent Rate20%21%31%
Percent Below the Poverty Line9%8%12%
College Graduation Rate45%52%

BIRTH COHORT STATISTICS

Comparing outcomes for children born in Como Park between 1978 and 1983 from low-income families (in the 25th pctile) and high-income families (in the 75th pctile).

Children from Low-Income FamiliesChildren from High-Income Families
Teen Birth Rates (Women)16%5%
Percent Incarcerated (2010) (Men)2%1%
Percent Working (2015)75%82%
Percent Married (2015)33%56%
Percent of Children with Two Parents25%87%
Percent of Children with Dad35%93%
INCOME AT 35 FOR CHILDREN BORN FROM 1978 TO 1983
RaceChildren from Low-Income FamiliesChildren from High-Income Families
All$43,000$58,000
Black$34,000$42,000
White$47,000$62,000
Asian$64,000$63,000

UPWARD MOBILITY FOR CHILDREN BORN FROM 1978 TO 1983

Upward mobility is when children end up in a higher percentile of the income distribution than their parents. For example, children in the 25th percentile experience upward mobility if they end up in the 26th percentile or higher. Children of all races born between 1978 and 1983 in Como Park from the 25th percentile ended up in a higher percentile than their parents, however, white and Asian children experienced more upward mobility than their Black counterparts.

RaceChildren from the 25th PercentileChildren from the 75th Percentile
All50th Percentile62nd Percentile
Black43rd Percentile64th Percentile
White53rd Percentile50th Percentile
Asian65th Percentile64th Percentile
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