There were 580 housing units in the neighborhood in 2000, just three more than in 1980 and 26 more than in 1990. In 1990 the percentage of vacant units was at its highest level of 6 percent.

Bottineau's percentage of owner-occupied housing units in 1980 and 1990 was at 48 percent. This number increased to 56 percent in 2000.

Bottineau's homeowner vacancy rate peaked in 1990 at 1.6 percent before falling to 1 percent the following decade. Citywide, the homeowner vacancy rate in 2000 was slightly below the neighborhood level at 0.7 percent. The renter vacancy rate for Bottineau increased from 1 percent in 1980 to 4 percent in 2000. This trend contrasts with the citywide figure that had its peak in 1990 and then fell to 2.8 percent in 2000.

The median house values for Bottineau remained below the Minneapolis figure from 1980 to 2000. The citywide median was 26 percent higher than the neighborhood's in 1980. That gap decreased in 1990 to 17 percent, but then rose to 36 percent in 2000.

Median housing costs as a percentage of household income remained below the Minneapolis figure between 1980 and 2000, but the difference between the neighborhood and citywide figure all but disappeared during this time period. The figures in 2000 for Bottineau and Minneapolis are 29 percent and 30 percent respectively.

Median gross rent in Bottineau was below the citywide figure in 1980 and 1990, but the neighborhood and Minneapolis recorded the same median gross rent of $575 in 2000. Bottineau's median gross rent between 1980 and 2000 increased 28 percent, compared to a 20-percent increase citywide (adjusted to 2000 dollars).

The trend lines for Bottineau and Minneapolis have mirrored each other between 1980 and 2000. Both peaked in 1990 with Bottineau at 22 percent and Minneapolis at 20 percent. The neighborhood and the city both declined in 2000 to 20 percent and 18 percent respectively.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011