Households

In 2000, the average household size in Diamond Lake was 2.35 people, a decrease from 1990 and 2000 levels. Still, the average household size remains higher than the number for the City of Minneapolis.

The number of family households in Diamond Lake declined in both 1990 and 2000, while the number of people living alone increased. In 1990, there was a greater number of people living alone who were over age 65 than there were people under that age. In 2000, however, the number of seniors living alone declined from 291 to 209. The number of unrelated individuals living together increased in 1990 and 2000.

The percentage of householders living alone in Diamond Lake increased in both 1990 and 2000 by 5 percent and 3 percent respectively. In 2000, 27 percent of the householders in Diamond Lake lived by themselves. The percentage of householders living alone citywide was 13 percent greater than in Diamond Lake in 2000.

The percentage of seniors living alone in Diamond Lake increased from 1980 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 2000. That rise came despite a decrease in the number of seniors living alone in 2000. During that year, 37 percent of Minneapolis residents over the age of 65 lived alone; in Diamond Lake the percentage was 30.

The percentage of families with children under the age of 18 is smaller in Diamond Lake neighborhood than in Minneapolis overall. In 2000, 42 percent of Diamond Lake families had at least one child. That was an increase from 1980.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011