Households are significantly smaller in Stevens Square-Loring Heights than across Minneapolis. However, the number of people per household grew steadily in the neighborhood during the last two census periods.

Since 1980 family households grew steadily in the neighborhood, while the number of people who live together but are not related dropped between 1990 and 2000. However, an overwhelming majority of the households – 66 percent in 2000 – had people under the age of 65 living alone. This group increased from about 55 percent of the total number of households in 1980.

The proportion of people living alone is much larger in the neighborhood than it is across Minneapolis. However, while the city's proportion tended to increase, the neighborhood showed the opposite trend. The percent of people living alone decreased from 75 percent in 1980 to 69 percent in 2000.

While the proportion of the population 65 and over living alone in the city slightly declined between 1990 and 2000 after being stable at 38 percent, this proportion decreased in the neighborhood and rebounded to come close to its initial level. During this period there was also a considerable decrease in the elderly population, which can increase the proportion of people living alone without them necessarily increasing their numbers. In 2000, 65 percent of people 65 and over lived alone compared to 37 percent throughout the city.

Because the neighborhood's

The group quarters population has greatly diminished in the long term, from 10 percent in 1980 to a high of 12 percent in 1990 to only 3 percent in 2000.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011