Lyndale's average household in 2000 was smaller than Minneapolis'. Lyndale had an average household size of 2.1 people and Minneapolis had an average of 2.3.

In 2000, most Lyndale householders were people under the age of 65 living alone. This is a slight change since 1980, when more of its householders were families. There has been a dramatic decline in the number of seniors living alone.

Historically, the percentage of people living alone has been higher in Lyndale than in Minneapolis. In 2000, 47 percent of Lyndale's residents lived alone while 40 percent of residents citywide did.

Fewer seniors lived in Lyndale, and a smaller proportion of them lived alone in 2000 than in 1980. In 2000, at 32 percent, Lyndale had a lower percentage of people over 65 living alone than Minneapolis did at 37 percent.

Between 1980 and 2000, the proportion of families with children slightly increased in Lyndale from 54 percent to 55 percent, after peaking at 64 percent in 1990. The proportion of families with children in the neighborhood is larger than in Minneapolis where only half of the families have children.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011