Between 1980 and 2000, St. Anthony West's average household was smaller than the citywide average. The neighborhood's average household size shrank gradually by 1990 and stabilized in 2000, while Minneapolis' increased a little by 2000.
In St. Anthony West, family households made up 49 percent of all households in 1980. This figure declined over the next two census reports, and in 2000 family households made up only 36 percent of all households – an overall reduction of 10 percent. Household types that increased the most were people who live together but are not related (an increase of 102 percent) and people who live alone and are under the age of 65 (57 percent).
The percentage of householders living alone was higher in St. Anthony West than citywide between 1980 and 2000. The trends for the neighborhood and the city both increased during this period.
The percentage of seniors who lived alone in St. Anthony West (39 percent) was above the citywide figure at 38 percent in 1980. The neighborhood dropped to a level below Minneapolis' in 1990 and 2000.
The percentage of families with children in St. Anthony West was 30 percent, below the citywide figure of 45 percent in 1980. The neighborhood and city percentages both increased in the next two census reports, with St. Anthony West hitting 42 percent and Minneapolis meeting 50 percent in 2000.
Last updated Sep 27, 2011