Between 1990 and 2000, Windom Park's average household size declined fast, eventually dropping well below Minneapolis' average. In 2000, Windom Park had an average household size of 1.7 people per household, compared to 2.3 people per household in Minneapolis.
Between 1980 and 2000, the total number of households fell slightly in Windom Park, and the number of family households – the majority in the neighborhood – declined. The number of people under 65 who lived alone also decreased during this time, although it was higher in 2000 than in 1990. In contrast, the neighborhood saw increases in the number of households composed of unrelated people living together and in the number of older people living alone. The last group, however, declined between 1990 and 2000.
The proportion of householders living alone in Windom Park from 1980 to 2000 paralleled Minneapolis' trend, although at a slightly higher level. The neighborhood's percentage increased somewhat faster between 1990 and 2000. In 2000, 43 percent of Windom Park's residents lived alone while 40 percent of residents citywide lived alone.
In 1980, the proportion of senior residents living alone was much lower in Windom Park than citywide. In 1990, the neighborhood percentage increased to surpass the citywide percentage, and in 2000, it was 9 percent higher than the city's. In comparison, city trends were quite stable.
Between 1980 and 2000 the proportion of families with children in Windom Park increased slowly. The neighborhood's percentage is lower than in Minneapolis, where half of the families have children under 18.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011