Population

POPULATION

 

1980

1990

2000

Central

7,147

7,521

8,150

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Central's population increased 14 percent between 1980 and 2000, compared to a 3.1-percent increase in Minneapolis.

From 1980 to 2000, Central's child and adult populations increased by 41 percent and 10 percent respectively. The school-age population (ages 5 to 17) in particular grew 150 percent. The senior population decreased 50 percent during this period.

The populations of all ethnic groups except whites and American Indians increased between 1980 and 2000. Whites were Central's largest ethnic group, making up 53 percent of the neighborhood population. However, this population declined to 33 percent in 1990 and to 19 percent in 2000. The black population was 36 percent of the neighborhood population in 1980. By 1990, blacks became the largest ethnic population at 46 percent of the neighborhood population. Blacks remained the largest ethnic group in 2000 but their portion of the neighborhood population fell to 40 percent in that year, as Hispanic residents surpassed the white population and became the second largest ethnic group.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011