Hawthorne's average household size was consistently higher than Minneapolis' between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood increased from an average of 2.4 people per household in 1980 to an average of 3.4 in 2000 – well above the Minneapolis average.

While Hawthorne's household size increased, the total number of households and all household types decreased by 25 percent from 1980 to 2000. The number of family households went down 16 percent during this period, but their share of total households climbed from 58 percent in 1980 to 60 percent in 2000.

The percentage of householders living alone in Hawthorne was well below the Minneapolis level and declined while Minneapolis' rose.

The percentage of seniors living alone was significantly higher in Hawthorne than in Minneapolis in 1980 and 1990. In 2000 though, the proportion declined in the neighborhood to 40 percent, only 3 percent above the citywide rate.

Hawthorne's percentage of families with children was significantly higher than Minneapolis'. The neighborhood had 16 percent more families with children under 18 than the city had in 1980; this escalated to 24 percent more in 2000.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011