By tracking and analyzing trends in topics 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 >
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
View a statewide listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.
Across Minnesota's counties, poverty rates are highest – above 15 percent – in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Clearwater, and Cass.
By county, median household income ranges from $94,100 in Carver County to $41,000 in Wadena County. Median income is $115,400 in Chanhassen, the highest of any major city in the state.
One in five residents of Nobles County is foreign-born, the highest proportion of any county in the state. Nearly one-third of residents in Worthington – a city in Nobles County – are foreign-born, the highest proportion of any major city in the state.
MN Compass is receiving a Dot.Org Award for our build, draw and compare custom data tool! The tool makes it easy to select and view data to identify, understand, and act on issues affecting communities.
Minnesota Compass has released Compass Points 2018 (PDF).
Our annual indicator report includes data and analysis about notable trends, key demographics, and a dashboard that highlights how Minnesota is doing in key topic areas. The information is used by policymakers, business and community leaders, and others working to ensure the health and wellbeing of all Minnesota residents and communities.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Minnesota Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The Jay & Rose Phillips Family
Foundation of Minnesota
The McKnight Foundation
The Minneapolis Foundation
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation