From 1980 to 2000, Nicollet Island/East Bank's average household size has been lower than Minneapolis' average. In 2000, the neighborhood had an average of 1.6 people per household while Minneapolis had an average of 2.3.

A large portion of Nicollet Island/East Bank residents in 2000 lived alone and were under the age of 65. In 1980, when there were just 136 households, the majority – 77 of them – were home to seniors living alone. Since then, there has been a rise in the number of family households, from 18 in 1980 to 179 in 2000.

Historically, the percentage of householders living alone has been higher in Nicollet Island/East Bank than in Minneapolis. In 2000, 55 percent of Nicollet Island/East Bank's residents lived alone while 40 percent of residents citywide lived alone.

In Nicollet Island/East Bank, the proportion of seniors living alone declined from 1980 to 2000. In 2000, 35 percent of the neighborhood's households were home to people 65 and older living alone, compared to the citywide level of 37 percent.

Between 1980 and 2000, the proportion of families with children in Nicollet Island/East Bank decreased dramatically from 100 percent to 18 percent. This steep decline is due, in part, to the fact that there were just nine families in the neighborhood in 1980, and that this number increased by 170 families in just 20 years. The neighborhood proportion is smaller than Minneapolis', where half of the families have children.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011