Households

Holland's average household size followed citywide trends. The neighborhood and the city both had an average of 2.2 people per household in 1980. Holland's household size was above the Minneapolis level in 1990, but matched the city's household size of 2.3 people in 2000.

The number of households in Holland was at the same basic level in 2000 that it was in 1980, but the household composition changed. However, family households remained between 48 percent and 57 percent of all households. The household type that increased the most was households of people who live alone and are under age 65 which grew by 22 percent to 28 percent of all households in 2000.

Although following similar trends, Holland's proportion of householders who live alone was lower than Minneapolis' in 1980, 1990 and 2000.

Although the overall numbers of people 65 and older decreased in the Holland neighborhood, the proportion of people in that age group who were living alone increased substantially from 1980 and 1990 to 2000. In comparison, this group decreased citywide, and in 2000 the proportion of senior residents living alone was higher in the neighborhood than in the city.

In 1980 and 2000, the proportion of families with children in the neighborhood was just 1 percent below the city's. In 1990, the percentage in the neighborhood was barely above the citywide percentage.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011