East Calhoun's average household size was lower than the citywide average between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood remained at an average of two people per household during this time period. The city average household size was 2.2 between 1980 and 1990, and then it increased to 2.3 people per household in 2000.
East Calhoun's household composition changed substantially between 1980 and 2000. The two household types that increased during this time were ones with people who live together but are not related to each other (34 percent increase) and ones with people who live alone and are under the age of 65 (16 percent increase). The largest decrease in household type was with people who live alone and are over the age of 65 (56 percent). Family households made up the largest percentage of households in 1980, but the percentage decreased from 39 percent to 31 percent. In 2000 there were more households of people living alone than family households.
East Calhoun's percentage of householders living alone was higher than the citywide percentage between 1980 and 2000. The difference decreased between the neighborhood and Minneapolis in the last census report because the city increased its percentage.
The trends for the percentage of seniors living alone moved in opposite directions for East Calhoun and Minneapolis between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood increased its percentage from 37 percent to 41 percent, while the city decreased from 38 percent to 37 percent.
East Calhoun's percentage of families with children under 18 was lower than the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000. Minneapolis had 9 percent more families with children than East Calhoun had in 1980, 13 percent more in 1990 and 11 percent more in 2000.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011