Between 1980 and 2000, Harrison's population increased by more than 1,000 people from 3,140 to 4,156. At the same time, Minneapolis' population grew slightly.

Between 1980 and 2000, Harrison's population became younger. The neighborhood saw an increase of 110 percent in its population of children and youths. The 5- to 17-year-old age group increased the most – by about 600 people. The adult population grew by 28 percent at the same time, mainly in the 25 to 44 years age group. The senior population shrank by 57 percent.

Every ethnic group in Harrison except whites and American Indians saw an increase of some sort between 1980 and 2000. The white population made up 57 percent of the neighborhood in 1980, and in 2000 it made up 22 percent. The largest increase was in the Asian population, which rose from about 1 percent in 1980 to 27 percent in 2000. In 2000, blacks were the largest group with 39 percent, followed by Asians (27 percent) and whites (22 percent).

Most of the people in the neighborhood lived in households. But the number of people living in group quarters increased 77 percent, from 230 in 1980 to 410 in 2000. The number of people living in households increased too, so people living in group quarters remained at 7 percent of the total population in 2000, the same as in 1980. The citywide share was lower at 5 percent.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011



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