Population

POPULATION

 

1980

1990

2000

Folwell

4,964

5,115

6,331

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Between 1980 and 2000 Folwell grew faster than the city. In 2000 the neighborhood had more than 6,300 residents, almost 28 percent more than it did in 1980. Most of the new growth was from 1990 to 2000, when Folwell gained more than 1,200 residents.

Between 1980 and 2000, the Folwell population became younger. Children and adolescents, both very young and those of school-age, increased dramatically. Adults, except those in the 18- to 24-year-old age group, increased by almost 700 people from 1980 to 2000. The senior population, which has become smaller in just about every part of the city, declined in Folwell by 54 percent.

Population growth and ethnic diversification were both seen in Folwell. The black population expanded at a remarkable pace, from 2 percent of the total population in 1980 to 39 percent in 2000, outnumbering the white population. The white population, which was the overwhelming majority in 1980 (94 percent), was reduced to 37 percent of the total in 2000. Asians and Hispanics also grew in numbers.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011