Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Bancroft

5,620

3,377

3,606

Powderhorn Park

5,981

7,864

8,957

Powderhorn Park and Bancroft

11,601

11,241

12,563

City

370,951

368,383

382,618

Bancroft's population decreased 40 percent between 1980 and 1990. This decrease was mainly the result of a boundary change that moved 24 blocks a third of the neighborhood out of Bancroft. In 1986, Bancroft's northern boundary moved from 36 th Street to 38 th Street, and people living in this area appeared in the 1990 census as residents of Powderhorn Park neighborhood. The Bancroft population then increased 4.2 percent between 1990 and 2000. The citywide population increased 3.1 percent during this same time period.

After losing population in the boundary change, the neighborhood adult population increased 13 percent between 1990 and 2000. Together with the adult population, the group of children and adolescents expanded by more than 11 percent. The senior population, however, decreased by 40 percent in the same period.

Bancroft's ethnic makeup changed substantially between 1980 and 2000. In 1980, white people made up 87 percent of the population and black people made up 8 percent. The other groups were very small. By 2000, whites had declined to 62 percent, blacks had increased to more than 15 percent and the Hispanic presence in the neighborhood grew to 10 percent. Between 1990 and 2000 Hispanics expanded by more than 400 percent and Asians by more than 130 percent, while the white population shrank by 17 percent.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011