Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Phillips*

17,413

17,247

19,805

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

East Phillips

 

4,147

Midtown Phillips

 

4,118

Ventura Village

 

6,769

Phillips West

4,771

* includes all four Phillips neighborhoods

Between 1980 and 2000, the Phillips neighborhood population grew by 13.7 percent. Phillips' population rose at a faster rate than the City of Minneapolis population during this period.

Population growth brought more working-age residents and children to the Phillips neighborhoods. Between 1980 and 2000, the population over the age of 65 years decreased by almost half. The population ages 18 to 24 declined sharply in 1990 but rebounded in 2000.

In 2000, with 32 percent of the total Phillips adult population, Ventura Village had the largest concentration of adults in the Phillips area. Phillips West had half of Phillips' senior residents.

The Phillips community's ethnic makeup changed dramatically between 1980 and 2000. The white population declined from 64 percent of the total in 1980 to 24 percent in 2000. The black population comprised 8 percent of the total in 1980 and 29 percent in 2000. The Hispanic population was 2 percent in 1980 and 22 percent in 2000. Phillips has a large American Indian population, but their numbers declined by 1,830 in the same period. By 1980 they were 17 percent of the total population, and by 2000 they were 11 percent.

In 2000, 40 percent of the black, 34 percent of the white and 30 percent of the Hispanic residents lived in Ventura Village. East Phillips had 41 percent of Phillips' American Indians. Midtown Phillips had 30 percent of all Phillips Asian population.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011