The number of people per household remained lower in St. Anthony East than in the city and did not change in size from 1990 to 2000. In 2000 the average in the neighborhood was 1.9 people per household, while Minneapolis had an average of 2.3 people per household.
This is a neighborhood where there are nearly as many households of people living alone as living together. In 2000 just more than half of the households had people living together, whether as families (related to each other) or unrelated. People living alone accounted for the other 48 percent of the households. Families made up 38 percent of the households and people younger than 65 living alone were 36 percent. In 1980 the situation was different: family households were 46 percent of the total, and households with younger people living alone
The percentage of people living alone did not change much from 1980 to 2000. It followed the citywide trend, even though the proportion in Minneapolis was much lower.
The proportion of senior residents living alone fell sharply since 1980, when it was nearly 70 percent. In 2000 the proportion was 44 percent, coinciding with an overall decline of the senior population. In contrast, the city's senior population living alone did not change much since 1980.
While the proportion of families with children has been increasing in the city from 1980 to 2000, in St. Anthony East the growing trend only lasted from 1980 to 1990. The proportion of families with children declined between 1990 and 2000 until only 35 percent of the families in the neighborhood had children. By comparison, half of the families citywide had children in 2000.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011