University's average household size was lower than Minneapolis' average, but it increased steadily between 1980 and 2000. The Minneapolis average remained stable between 1980 and 1990 and then increased slightly in 2000.

Between 1980 and 2000, University's total number of households decreased by 27 percent to only 88 households. (Most neighborhood residents live in group quarters, not households.)_People living with roommates who were not relatives made up 42 percent of the households, and 48 percent of the households were people under 65 living alone. All categories of households decreased in number, but the most affected were families. Family households declined by 75 percent to only six families in 2000.

In the University neighborhood, most people live in group quarters, especially student dormitories. There were 3 percent fewer people in group quarters in 2000 than in 1980.

In 1980 and 2000

University has a very small number of seniors, and the number has been declining steadily. The percentage of seniors living alone was consistently lower in University than Minneapolis between 1980 and 2000. The difference increased noticeably in 1990, from a 27-percent gap in 1980 to 30 percent in 1990.

The percentage of families with children increased between 1980 and 2000 in both the neighborhood and Minneapolis. A higher percentage of University families had children, four out of six families in 2000.

Last updated Sep. 27, 2011