The average household size in Near North stayed at 2.7 people between 1980 and 1990 and then expanded to 3.1 people in 2000. The average household size in Near North was consistently higher than the average household size in the City of Minneapolis in 1980, 1990 and 2000.

At 63 percent, family households make up the majority of households in Near North neighborhood. There was a net increase in the number of people living alone, but the number of people over the age of 65 living alone decreased in 1990 and 2000. Only 6 percent of the households are made of unrelated individuals living together.

There was a 5-percent decrease in the percentage of householders living alone in Near North, from 35 percent in 1980 to 30 percent in 2000. Historically, the percentage of neighborhood residents living alone has been below the Minneapolis average; the gap was 10 percent in 2000.

A higher percentage of the senior population lives alone in Near North than in Minneapolis. In 2000, 40 percent of the neighborhood's population over the age of 65 lived alone, a 5-percent decrease from the previous decade.

A majority of Near North families have children. In 2000, 20 percent more Near North families had children than Minneapolis families. The percentage of families with children in the neighborhood dropped by 5 percent between 1980 and 2000; this is because the number of families increased while the number of families with children remained the same.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011