Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Steven Square

3,827

4,433

3,948

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

From 1980 to 2000, the neighborhood had gained slightly more than 100 people. However, Stevens Square added more than 600 people between 1980 and 1990, a time when the city lost population.

The decrease of population since 1990 affected all age groups, except two. The number of young people from age 18 to 24 rose by almost 80 from 870 in 1990, a 9-percent increase. The age group 45 to 64 also increased, but less than the first group, by about 14 people since 1990.

As in most Minneapolis neighborhoods, the white population has steadily dropped since 1980. In 2000 this group made up about a third of the total population. The black population increased substantially, adding almost 2,200 people in the 20-year period from the relatively small number of about 250. In 2000 the black population comprised more than 61 percent of the total. The number of American Indian residents also expanded, from 156 to more than 670 people. The Asian and Hispanic populations decreased from 1990 numbers.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011