Sheridan's average household size remained below the citywide average between 1980 and 2000. The trend lines for the neighborhood and Minneapolis mirrored each other, remaining flat between 1980 and 1990 before increasing in 2000.
Family households made up 52 percent of all Sheridan households in 1980, 49 percent in 1990 and 43 percent in 2000, declining by 25 percent total. The percentage of people who live alone and are 65 years and older also declined (32 percent). Households of people who live together but are not related increased by 91 percent between 1980 and 2000.
Sheridan's percentage of householders living alone was slightly higher than the citywide average between 1980 and 2000 – 3 percent higher in 1980 and 1 percent in 1990 and 2000.
The percentage of householders 65 years and older living alone in Sheridan was consistently higher than the citywide figure from 1980 to 2000. The percentage difference between the neighborhood and the city increased during this time as the neighborhood had 3 percent more seniors living alone than Minneapolis had in 1980, 7 percent more in 1990 and 9 percent more in 2000. At the same time, the senior population in Sheridan declined.
Sheridan's percentage of family households that have children changed significantly between 1980 and 2000. The percentage of families that have children was 7 percent higher in the neighborhood than citywide in 1980, 2 percent higher in 1990 and 2 percent lower in 2000. In that year, 48 percent of all Sheridan families had children in comparison with half the families citywide.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011