Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Jordan

7,861

7,737

9,149

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Between 1980 and 2000, Jordan's population grew by more than 16 percent. From 1990 to 2000 Jordan's population climbed 18 percent, while Minneapolis saw only 4 percent growth.

Jordan's population got a lot younger from 1980 to 2000. The numbers of children and adolescents grew by more than 80 percent, while the adult population increased by around 3 percent. The largest growth involved the school-bound population, those aged 5 to 17. As with many other neighborhoods in the city, Jordan lost a lot of senior residents during this time period. But in spite of a nearly 59 percent contraction of the elderly population, the neighborhood as a whole grew fast.

Jordan's ethnic makeup has undergone drastic changes since 1980, with the population becoming more diverse. Both the white and American Indian populations decreased, while the black population dramatically increased. In 1980, the black population was 379 people. In 2000, it had increased nearly 12 times to 4,617. The white population in 2000 was 1,964, which is less than a third of the 1980 population of 6,912.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011

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