City population growing faster than expected


City planning officials analyzing population and housing trends have concluded that Minneapolis could have a population as high as 466,000 by 2030, reports Sarah McKenzie in the Downtown Journal.

Most of the increased population is settling in Downtown and Uptown neighborhoods, but there is also significant growth along the Hiawatha Corridor, home to the city’s light rail line.

All this emigration to the city is creating new housing stock. Planners expect the number of housing units in Minneapolis to rise from 168,629 units in 2000 to nearly 190,000 in 2010, an 11 percent increase.