Location of Seward within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
|• Total||1.039 sq mi (2.69 km2)|
|• Density||7,000/sq mi (2,700/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
The Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., is geographically southeast of downtown, consisting of the land bordered by Hiawatha Avenue to the west, Minneapolis Midtown Greenway (between E. 27th St. and E. 28th St.) to the south, the Mississippi River to the east, and Interstate 94 to the north. Seward's bordering neighborhoods are Cooper to the Southeast, Longfellow to the South, East Phillips to the Southwest, Ventura Village to the West, Cedar-Riverside to the North, and Prospect Park/East River Road across the Mississippi River to the East. It is one of the neighborhoods that is part of the larger Longfellow community. Seward was named after former New York senator, governor, and US Secretary of State William H. Seward.
The neighborhood includes a number of local businesses along Franklin Avenue including two cooperatives, Seward Co-op (a grocery store) and Seward Community Cafe. The neighborhood is also home to the Milwaukee Avenue Historic District, Northern Clay Center, ArtiCulture and The Playwrights' Center.
Seward is one of the most politically liberal neighborhoods in Minneapolis, with usually only a handful of votes in each precinct cast for Republicans. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and Green Party are major political forces. The primary civic organization is the Seward Neighborhood Group and the community newspaper was The Bridge, a merger of two community publications, including the former Seward Profile.
One public school is located in the neighborhood, Seward Montessori School (using the Montessori method for grades K-8). Attached to the school is Matthews Park and Recreation Center. Anne Sullivan Communication Center (open to all students but emphasizing programs for the deaf and visually impaired) is located just across the greenway in the Longfellow neighborhood. Students from Seward Neighborhood can walk to both these schools.
The population of Seward in the 2010 U.S. Census was 7,308. Median household income in 1999 was $30,209. Approximately 18 percent of the population lived below poverty level in 1999, including 13 percent of families. The median house value in 2000 was $112,000.
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