With more than 1,400 households, Ericsson‘s average household size in 2000 was 2.2 people. That's an increase from 2 people in 1990, but a decrease from the 2.4 people recorded in 1980. The 2000 level is also near the citywide average of 2.3 people per household.
The decrease in household size is closely related to household composition. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of family households decreased by almost 200, but the number of people younger than 65 living alone doubled. However, in 2000 there were fewer people older than 65 living alone in the neighborhood than in 1980.
Since 1980 the proportion of householders living alone in Ericsson has steadily risen. Still, a higher percentage of residents throughout the city live alone.
In the group of people 65 years old and older, the proportion living alone in Ericsson increased progressively. At 2 percent in 2000, the gap between the neighborhood and the city was very narrow.
The proportion of families with children and adolescents increased both in the city and in Ericsson between 1980 and 2000. However, in 2000 the neighborhood had a lower proportion of families in this category. In the last decade the number of families with children under 18 was quite stable in the neighborhood, increasing from 319 in 1990 to 322 in 2000.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011