Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Loring Park

5,908

6,586

7,501

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Loring Park's population grew faster than Minneapolis' between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood population increased by approximately 1,600 people – 27 percent – to 7,501 residents.

Population growth during the 1980s and 1990s brought more working-age residents to the neighborhood. The number of people aged 18 to 45 increased, while those over the age of 65 slightly decreased in 2000. The population distribution is skewed towards older adults; there are relatively few children in the neighborhood given the large number of people ages 25 to 44.

*Hispanics could be any race

The neighborhood population has historically had a white majority, but the proportion of other groups is increasing. Despite increasing in numbers each year, white people comprised 86 percent of the population in 1980 and then decreased to 78 percent in 2000. The number of black people living in Loring Park increased steadily from 1980 to 2000, as did the Asian and Hispanic populations. The number of American Indians experienced a large decline in 1990, which slowed but continued into 2000.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011