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.
|Single Parent Rate||20%||21%||31%|
|Percent Below the Poverty Line||9%||8%||12%|
|College Graduation Rate||—||45%||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 Families||Children 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 Parents||25%||87%|
|Percent of Children with Dad||35%||93%|
INCOME AT 35 FOR CHILDREN BORN FROM 1978 TO 1983
|Race||Children from Low-Income Families||Children from High-Income Families|
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.
|Race||Children from the 25th Percentile||Children from the 75th Percentile|
|All||50th Percentile||62nd Percentile|
|Black||43rd Percentile||64th Percentile|
|White||53rd Percentile||50th Percentile|
|Asian||65th Percentile||64th Percentile|