Between 1980 and 2000, Columbia Park's average household size remained higher than Minneapolis', even while decreasing steadily from a high of 2.7 in 1980.

Between 1980 and 2000, the total number of households in Columbia Park grew 12 percent. All types of households increased, except for family households, which decreased by 18 percent. The largest rise was for households of people who live alone and are younger than 65 years old. There were about 100 more of these households in 2000 than in 1980.

The percentage of householders living alone remained lower in Columbia Park than Minneapolis from 1980 to 2000. The neighborhood percentage, however, rose significantly – from 18 percent in 1980 to 35 percent in 2000.

Compared to Minneapolis, Columbia Park has lower rates of seniors living alone. The neighborhood percentage dropped from 1980 to 1990 and then rose in 2000.

The proportion of Columbia Park families that have children dropped between 1980 and 2000, from 55 percent to 46 percent. By contrast, the figure for Minneapolis increased slightly during this period.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011