Population

POPULATION

1980

1990

2000

Longfellow

5,078

5,023

4,972

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Longfellow neighborhood's population decreased 2.1 percent between 1980 and 2000. This contrasts with the 3.1 percent citywide population increase.

From 1980 to 2000, the neighborhood's population got younger. The number of children and adolescents increased by 7 percent, and the number of working-age adults grew by almost 6 percent. Also during this time, Longfellow lost about 40 percent of its senior population, especially those 65 to 84. As a result, the neighborhood saw an overall decline in its population.

Although 68 percent of Longfellow's population in 2000 was white, the neighborhood has become more diverse since 1980. All ethnic groups except for whites increased in population during this time period. The black population in 2000 was five times larger than its 1980 figure, adding almost 450 new residents, and the Hispanic population added about 400 people.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011