Marcy-Holmes' average household size is historically lower than Minneapolis'. This remained true in 2000, when the neighborhood had an average household size of two people per household and Minneapolis had 2.3.

Marcy-Holmes has more single-occupant households than family households. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of family households decreased. The number of households with people aged 65 and older who live alone also decreased. Residences where people under 65 live alone increased between 1980 and 2000, along with households where unrelated people live together.

Historically, the percentage of householders living alone has been higher in Marcy-Holmes than in Minneapolis. In 2000, 47 percent of Marcy-Holmes' residents lived alone while 40 percent of residents citywide lived alone.

Marcy-Holmes also has a high proportion of seniors living alone, though this proportion tended to decrease slightly since 1980, in conjunction with a 25 percent decrease in the overall elderly population. The proportion of seniors living alone is high compared to the citywide percentage. In 2000 Marcy-Holmes had a substantially higher percentage (52 percent) of households with people who are 65-plus living alone than the citywide percentage of 37 percent.

In 1980 and 2000 the proportion of families with children under 18 in Marcy-Holmes was 34 percent even though it dropped to 30 percent in 1990. The proportion of families with children is smaller in the neighborhood than in Minneapolis, where half of all families have children under 18.

Between 1980 and 2000, the number of group quarters in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood decreased while the household population increased. In 2000, around 7 percent of Marcy-Holmes' total population lived in group quarters in comparison with 5 percent citywide.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011