Population

POPULATION

 

1980

1990

2000

Wenonah

4,355

4,159

4,422

Minneapolis

370,951

368,383

382,618

Between 1980 and 2000 Wenonah's neighborhood population increased 1.5 percent compared to a 3.1-percent increase in Minneapolis. Wenonah and Minneapolis both reached their lowest population levels in 1990.

Wenonah's age distribution changed significantly between 1980 and 2000. The age group consisting of children and adolescents increased by more than 26 percent, while the adult and senior populations decreased by about 2 percent and 17 percent respectively. Although the overall adult population declined, its largest age group – 25- to 44-year-olds – increased from 28 percent of the population in 1980 to 37 percent in 2000.

Wenonah's ethnic makeup changed considerably between 1980 and 2000. The neighborhood's population was 97 percent white in 1980 and 68 percent in 2000. All ethnic groups, with the exception of whites, grew in number during this period. The black population, which accounted for less than 1 percent of the neighborhood population in 1980, had the greatest increase in percentage and number. By 2000, black residents made up 13 percent of Wenonah's population.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011