East Harriet and citywide household sizes each averaged in at 2.2 in 1980. The average then declined for the neighborhood over the next two census reports. Minneapolis in contrast remained at 2.2 people per household in 1990 and then rose to 2.3 in 2000.

East Harriet's household composition changed modestly between 1980 and 2000. Family households declined from 51 percent of all households in 1980 to 42 percent in 2000. Households of people who live together but are not related and households of people who live alone and are under the age of 65 increased the most during this time.

East Harriet's percentage of householders living alone increased by 2 percent in the 1990 and 2000 census reports. The 2000 neighborhood figure of 41 percent is 1 percent higher than citywide.

The percentage of seniors living alone in East Harriet has consistently declined over the two-decade period. It has also been lower than the citywide figures. While 37 percent of seniors lived alone citywide in 2000, 19 percent in the neighborhood lived alone. In 1980 the city's figure was 38 percent compared to 28 percent in the neighborhood.

The percentage of families with children under 18 in East Harriet was below the citywide level from 1980 to 2000. The trend lines for the neighborhood and the city mirror each other during this time period; both reported increases in 1990 and 2000. In the last census, East Harriet reported 45 percent of families with children under 18 compared to the citywide figure of 50 percent.

A high proportion of East Harriets population lives in group quarters. These residents are increasing in numbers and also as a proportion of the total neighborhood. Group quarter residents, which made up 10 percent of East Harriet's population in 1980, grew to 18 percent in 2000. The number of people in the neighborhood living in households is declining.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011