In 2000, the average household size in Northeast Park grew, surpassing Minneapolis. The neighborhood increased its average number of people per household from 2.2 in 1990 to 2.4 in 2000. In comparison, the city's average household expanded from 2.2 people to 2.3.
All kinds of households increased in number in the neighborhood, except for the households of people who live alone and are 65 or over. This type of household is decreasing, as is the elderly population. Family households, the largest household type, increased slightly in 2000. Increasingly people are living with people they are not related to and also increasingly but to a lesser degree, they are living alone.
In the city, the percentage of people living alone in 1980 was higher than the neighborhood percentage and increased over the following two decades, while the proportion in the neighborhood decreased steadily.
The proportion of the population 65 and over who lived alone in the neighborhood rose from 1980 to 1990. It declined in 2000 to a percentage slightly higher than the 1980 level. The percentage of this group is larger in the city, although it has decreased slightly.
The proportion of families has increased in the neighborhood from 1980 to 2000 and the percentage of families with children increased also, but it was a slight decline from 1990. In 2000 there were more families in Northeast Park than in 1990, but the number of families with children did not change. In the city, the proportion of families with children has been steadily increasing.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011