Downtown East's average household size tends to be much smaller than the citywide average. However, between 1980 and 2000 it increased slightly, reflecting new

In Downtown East, people living alone and families make up the bulk of the households. This is a huge change in the neighborhood household composition because in 1980 and 1990, most people in this neighborhood lived alone.

Between 1980 and 2000, people living alone dropped by 25 percent. In 2000, 38 percent of Downtown East's residents lived alone, a lower proportion than the city's 40 percent.

In 2000, Downtown East had the same proportion of seniors living alone as it had in 1980. But the number was very small because in 2000, only one senior resident lived alone in Downtown East

Between 1980 and 2000 the proportion of families with children in Downtown East decreased from 100 percent to 5 percent. The proportion of families with children in the neighborhood is much smaller than the proportion in Minneapolis, where 50 percent of the families have children under 18. There were only 22 families in Downtown East in 2000, and only one had a child under 18.

Between 1980 and 2000, Downtown East's populations of people living in group quarters and people living in households increased. The proportion living in group quarters is high in the neighborhood: 26 percent in 1980, and around 45 percent in 2000. In comparison, 5 percent of Minneapolis' total population lived in group quarters in 2000.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011