The average household size in Northrop was higher than the citywide average in 1980 and 1990. In 2000 the household size for the neighborhood and for Minneapolis was equal, at 2.3 people per household.

The percentage of family households decreased from 70 percent of total households in 1980 to 56 percent in 2000. During this same period households of people who live alone and are 65 or older declined 27 percent. The largest increase in the type of household was in households of people who live alone and are under the age of 65; this figure more than doubled between 1980 and 2000. Households of people who live together but are not related experienced a 43 percent increase during this time period.

The percentage of householders living alone in Northrop was below the citywide average between 1980 and 2000. However during this time period the neighborhood underwent a 41-percent increase in the number of householders living alone.

Between 1980 and 2000, the senior population living alone in Northrop declined 27 percent, but as a proportion of the total senior population, it actually increased from 26 percent to 40 percent. The percentage of seniors living alone in Minneapolis was 37 percent in 2000.

The percentage of families with children under 18 in Northrop was consistently below the citywide figure between 1980 and 2000. The 2000 figures were 44 percent and 50 percent respectively. The trend for Northrop neighborhood and the city have mirrored each other during this time period; both experienced their highest levels in 1990.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011