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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >

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Seventy-two percent of Minnesota youth live in a married-couple family, a slight decrease since 2006.

Eleven percent of Minnesotans have a disability, a lower percentage than the nation overall.

Minnesota has one of the lowest disability rates for seniors in the nation, at 32 percent.

Seventy-one percent of householders in Minnesota own their home.

Despite having one of the highest overall homeownership rates, Minnesota ranks forty-third for homeownership among households of color. In fact, comparing homeownership rates between households headed by people of color and white (non-Hispanic) households, Minnesota has the worst homeownership gap in the nation (37 percentage points).

As of 2015, the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region had the seventh-highest per capita GDP among major U.S. metros.


Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles gallery

Arts for youth, a fact sheet for policy-makers, and a bread oven: Find these and other stories about how data users are having an impact. Then share your own.


Minnesota's school-age youth make up a large portion of our state's residents – almost 1 million people. Put another way – we’d need a fleet of nearly 13,000 school buses to get all those kids off to school at once. Here are a few things to know about youth across the state.

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Our state’s serious crime rate has steadily declined over the past two decades, and remains below the U.S. rate. Serious crimes include both violent and property crimes, and violent crime remains a small portion of all reported serious crime.

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Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles for the state, Minnesota's 7 regions, 87 counties, and cities with populations of 1000+. View profiles

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Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods
East metro area of the Twin Cities
Duluth - select neighborhoods

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Rochester/olmsted compass points

The City of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points 2016 dashboard provides an at-a-glance look at key measures in 13 topic areas to promote a strong economy and workforce, and healthy communities throughout Olmsted County.

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