Households

The average household size in Cleveland is larger than the average household size in the City of Minneapolis. Between 1980 and 2000, the neighborhood's average household size rose from 2.4 people to 2.8.

The total number of households in Cleveland decreased between 1980 and 2000. Most of the households consisted of families 69 percent in 1980 and 63 percent in 2000. Family households and households of people over 65 who live alone decreased in both numbers and proportions, while households of people under 65 living alone and households of people who live together but are not related to each other increased.

The percentage of householders living alone in Cleveland was below the citywide percentage from 1980 to 2000. This figure increased from 26 percent in 1980 to 30 percent in 1990 and then declined back to 26 percent in 2000.

The percentage of people over 65 years of age living alone in Cleveland only decreased by 1 percent from 1980 to 2000. However, the number of people over 65 living alone decreased by 134. In 2000, the percentage of seniors living alone in Cleveland was 6 percent smaller than the percentage of seniors living alone in Minneapolis.

From 1980 to 2000, 22 percent more Cleveland families included children. In 2000, 58 percent of families in the neighborhood included a child or an adolescent. In Minneapolis the proportion was 8 percent lower; half of the families had children.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011