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 >
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.
Median household income among married couple families with children is $106,300. Statewide, this family type saw its median income increase by $4,000 in the last year alone and by more than $10,000 in the last 10 years.
Across major cities in Minnesota, the share of residents without health care coverage ranges from less than 2 percent in Waconia to 16 percent in Worthington.
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.
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.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
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
Community Leadership Fund
of The Minneapolis Foundation
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
The Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation