April 11, 2011 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Which neighborhoods in the city gained population since 2000? What percent of Minneapolis’ population is Hispanic? How does the city’s overall population growth from 2000 compare to the region, the state and other Midwest cities?
You can find answers to these questions and learn more about the demographics of Minneapolis from a new website that captures the results and analysis of data from the 2010 Census. Information is now available at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/census.
The website includes the first round of data released by the Census Bureau in March and tables and maps that show results by ward, park commissioner district, neighborhood and Census blocks for:
• Total population
• Race and Ethnicity of population
• Number of housing units and vacancy
• Maps of population distribution by race and ethnicity
In the coming weeks, additional maps and analysis will be posted. The site will be expanded as the remaining 2010 data pertaining to age, gender and households is released over the summer. The Minneapolis Charter Commission is now analyzing the data and beginning their work on redistricting, per the change to City Charter approved in last fall’s election.
The site also includes information about the previous outreach efforts around the 2010 Census that yielded a 78% “mail participation” response rate for the City ofMinneapolis, one of the highest participation rates in the U.S for major cities, as well as archived information from the 2000 Census.