Population

 

Year

Population

Powderhorn Park

1980
1990
2000

5,981
7,864
8,957

Powderhorn Park/Bancroft

1980
1990
2000

11,601
11,241
12,563

Minneapolis

1980
1990
2000

370,951
368,383
382,618

In 1986, the southern border of Powderhorn Park neighborhood moved from 36 th Street to 38 th Street, thus transferring 24 blocks from Bancroft neighborhood into Powderhorn Park. Between 1980 and 1990, Powderhorn Park neighborhood shows a growth of more than 31 percent, a substantial part of which can be attributed to this boundary change. In order to identify actual population change in this area, the above graph presents trends for Powderhorn Park alone and also for the two neighborhoods combined. During the period from 1980 to 1990, Powderhorn Park and Bancroft combined lost about 3 percent of their population, while the city lost less than 1 percent.

Between 1990 and 2000, Powderhorn Park (within the current boundaries) grew at a higher percentage than the city did. In this period, the City of Minneapolis grew by about 4 percent, while the neighborhood population expanded by almost 14 percent.

Population growth has brought more working-age residents, Children and adolescents to the neighborhood, while the elderly population has decreased. The number of those 65 years and older decreased by about half since 1990. After a reduction in the 18- to 24-year-old population in 1990, the number of people in this age group residing in Powderhorn Park increased in 2000 by more than 39 percent.

The ethnic makeup of the population changed substantially since 1980. The neighborhood's white population comprised about 70 percent of the neighborhood's total ethnic makeup in 1990 but fell to 42 percent in 2000. The Hispanic population increased from 3 percent in 1990 to about 22 percent in 2000. The black or African-American population in Powderhorn Park increased from 18 percent in 1990 to 22 percent in 2000. The Asian population in Powderhorn Park grew also in this period and now accounts for 5 percent of the neighborhood's ethnic makeup.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011