With more than 3,700 households , Seward's household size has remained smaller than the average household size in Minneapolis between 1980 and 2000. In the same time period, average household size in Seward has remained at 1.92 people per household, while average household size in Minneapolis rose from 2.19 to 2.25 people per household.
Between 1980 and 2000, the number of family households increased slightly by just 21 households and the number of households with people 65 and older and living alone decreased by more than 500. In contrast, the number of households of people younger than 65 and living alone increased by more than 700 between 1980 and 2000.
Since 1980, Seward has followed the same growth pattern as the city, although there is a higher percentage of householders living alone in Seward than in the city. In Seward the percentage of householders living alone increased from just under 46 percent in 1980 to nearly 48 percent in 2000. In comparison, the percent of residents living alone in the city rose from 38 percent to 40 percent in the same time period.
The proportion of people 65 years old and older living alone is decreasing in Seward as well as in the city, but this decline is far more drastic in the neighborhood. Still, the proportion of seniors living alone comprises more than half of the total population of seniors in the neighborhood, a very high percentage, compared to this group throughout the city.
Families with children and adolescents under the age of 18 are increasing in both the city and in Seward neighborhood. In 2000, Seward had a higher proportion of households in this category compared to either 1990 or 1980. In the last decade, the proportion of households with children under 18 grew more in the neighborhood than in the city, but Seward's percentage is still lower than the city's.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011