Hennepin County, Minnesota
U.S. Census 2000 Results

The U.S. Census Bureau released the socio-economic data from the last federal census taken on April 1, 2000, and the results posted here include poverty rates, place of birth, language spoken at home, and income in Minneapolis neighborhoods.  The initial census results for age, family relationships, and race are totaled by Hennepin County school districts as well as Minneapolis neighborhoods. 

Age Groups
Five-year age groups, children by single year ages, 2000.  Changes from 1990-2000.

Children by Household Type
Relationships of children to householder
Change in population 1990-2000 (including St. Paul and Minnesota) and age groups, 2000
Racial Composition
Total population, multi-race, children under 18, age 0 to 4, elderly 65+
Migration and Language
Percent foreign born, region of birth, *NEW* language spoken at home, Place of Residence in 1995
Poverty and Income
Poverty rates and annual income ranges for families and individuals
Housing Costs and Family Size
Percent paid for housing, percent renters, and average family sizes
  Reference Maps (in Adobe Acrobat) for:
Hennepin County school districts 
Minneapolis neighborhoods

ArcView Minneapolis Shape Files and Geographic Referenced Databases
  Census Contact Persons Census Web Links
Summary demographic profiles for Minneapolis and Hennepin County, including employment, mobility, ancestry, occupations, and age of housing (in Adobe Acrobat)

Links to Other Census Data Sites and Information
Click on the links below to view and search for available census data.  The Hennepin County site and others also help interpret the census.

Twin Cities Data Doorway
Access to community data in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area

National Center for Education Statistics, School District Information
Select "school district" under "Geography Type" and a state and district to view any of the socio-economic data from the 2000 census.

Minnesota State Demographer's Office
Data and publications about the entire state and other counties and cities
     Hennepin County Profile, 13-page Adobe Acrobat Document,
      including socio-economic data

Twin Cities Metropolitan Council
Data for the 7 metro area counties and their cities

Hennepin County Census Fact Sheets
Part One: Fact Sheets 1 - 6
Part Two: Fact Sheets 7 - 15
(links to Hennepin County Office of Planning and Development publications by city--in Adobe Acrobat or browser format)

Ramsey County Demographics

Dakota County Demographics

City of Minneapolis Census Page

City of St. Paul Census Page

Minneapolis StarTribune Census Articles

Minnesota Public Radio Census News

Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota Census Fact Sheets
Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota Publications
On-line reports about demographics, health, education, economic status, and other measures of children's well-being

Minnesota State Datanet
An online information system for summarized statistical information  about social, economic and demographic conditions in Minnesota

University of Minnesota Government Publications
Descriptions of the census, other links, and downloadable files and databases

University of Minnesota John R. Borchert Map Library--Census 2000 Data

U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder
Search for demographic data for any area in America

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page

Additional Links to Federal Census Data Sources (Twin Cities Data Doorway)

PowerPoint Presentation to Minneapolis Community Education, U.S. Census 2000, charts and maps on age, family size, household relationships, and race in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.
(Requires Microsoft PowerPoint.  Click inside a slide or press "PageDown" key to view next slide).

Poverty Thresholds and How Poverty is Calculated, U.S. Census Bureau
Go to the 1999 Poverty Threshold Table to determine poverty levels used in the 2000 census by number of persons and children in the family.

Complete schedule of U.S. Census Data Product releases
Examples of the long and short form questionnaires used in Census 2000 (the links will open Adobe Acrobat files on the U.S. Census Bureau web site.)  

Technical documentation for Summary File 1  (in Adobe Acrobat)
Data Dictionary for Summary File 3
(in Adobe Acrobat)


ArcView Shape Files and Block Identifiers for Minneapolis Neighborhoods

       Neighborhoods in 2000 - Excludes Ventura Village

       Neighborhoods in 2002 - Includes Ventura Village

       Eleven Minneapolis Planning Communities

Hennepin County SF1 and SF3 "geo" files in DBF format that identify blocks and block groups by Minneapolis neighborhoodThe SF1 file has over 17000 records.  A DBF file can be opened in MS Excel or MS Access.  These records can be linked on logical record number (field "logrecno") to all other segments of their respective SF1 or SF3 releases for calculating summaries by geographic area. See page 8 of Technical Documentation for Summary File 1 for the summary level codes.

Right-click to "Save Target As. . ." to download zipped files. 
Note: The shape files use UTM Zone 15 projection from NAD83, not based on latitude and longitude


Downloadable Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets with raw data and formulas for calculating rates and percentages.


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Contacts and additional information about the U.S. Census and Hennepin County
To answer questions about the census results for Hennepin County, e-mail Mark Herzfeld in the Hennepin County Department of Children, Family, and Adult Services or call (612) 348-2651. 


Age Groups Children by Household Type Hispanics/Latinos Racial Composition
Housing Costs and Family Size Migration and Language Poverty and Income Hennepin Census Home Page

Crossroads Resource Center Home Page

For answers to general questions, or to offer feedback about this web site, send e-mail to Ken Meter at Crossroads Resource Center