The number of housing units rose 8 percent in East Harriet between 1980 and 2000, an increase of 126 units. The percentage of vacant housing units remained below 3 percent during this time period.
More than half of East Harriet's housing units are owner- occupied. The percentage increased from 53 in 1980 to 58 in 1990. In 2000 owner-occupied dwellings accounted for 54 percent of all occupied housing units.
The homeowner vacancy rate for East Harriet was consistently lower than the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000. The renter vacancy rate for East Harriet was also below the Minneapolis figure in 1980 and 1990. The 2000 census report showed that Minneapolis had a substantial decrease in its citywide rental vacancy rate, dropping to a percentage slightly lower than East Harriet's.
The median housing values in East Harriet were consistently higher than the citywide median between 1980 and 2000. The difference between the neighborhood and Minneapolis increased from 25 percent in 1980 to 63 percent in 2000. East Harriet's median house values between 1980 and 2000 rose 29 percent (adjusted in 2000 dollars) compared to a 1 percent decrease citywide.
Median housing costs as a percentage of household income in East Harriet followed the citywide trend line, but were consistently lower than citywide between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood recorded its highest figure of 31 percent in 1990, but then it fell to 29 percent for the 2000 census report. Minneapolis peaked at 33 percent in 1990 before falling to 30 percent in 2000.
Rents are higher in East Harriet than in the city. The dollar amounts consistently rose in both the neighborhood and Minneapolis between 1980 and 2000. East Harriet experienced a 37 percent increase in median gross rent during this time period compared to a 20 percent increase citywide (adjusted in 2000 dollars).
East Harriet's median gross rent as a percentage of household income was lower than citywide between 1980 and 2000. In 1990 East Harriet was at its lowest level of 14 percent, before rising to 16 percent in 2000. Minneapolis experienced its highest level of 20 percent in 1990 before falling to 18 percent in 2000.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011