The average household size in Bancroft ran higher than the citywide average between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood met its lowest level in 1990.

Mainly because of the boundary change, Bancroft's total number of households decreased 39 percent between 1980 and 1990. Between 1990 and 2000, the total number of households grew by 1.9 percent. While the number of family households and the group of people 65 and over living alone declined, other groups increased: the number of people living together but not related and the number of people younger than 65 living alone.

Bancroft had a lower percentage of households with people living alone than the city did between 1980 and 2000. Bancroft's highest level hit 33 percent in 1990. Its lower level in 2000 reflects the decrease in the senior group.

The proportion of seniors living alone in Bancroft rose 23 percent between 1980 and 2000, while citywide it decreased by 1 percent. Bancroft in 1980 was 12 percent below the citywide average; in 2000 the neighborhood reported 10 percent more of its seniors living alone than Minneapolis. With a smaller number of seniors in the neighborhood, a higher proportion of them are living alone.

The percentage of families that have children was higher in Bancroft than in the city between 1980 and 2000. But the gap between the neighborhood and Minneapolis decreased in 2000, when 51 percent of Bancroft families had children compared to 50 percent in the city. Families with children tended to decrease in the neighborhood after 1990.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011