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Minnesota Compass

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 >


Compass Points 2017

Includes notable trends, key demographics, and a dashboard look at how our state fares in key topic areas.

New data

Minnesota's proportion of foreign-born residents working has been increasing since 1990, and now stands at 72 percent. That's lower than the proportion of native-born adults working (77%), but the gap has been narrowing since 1990.

Through 2050, the population of greater Minnesota is expected to grow by 32,000 residents (+1%), while the population of the Twin Cities 7-county region is expected to grow by 817,000 residents (+26%).

Three greater Minnesota regions are expected to experience net population decline by 2050.

Racial Equity Resource Directory

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.

Minnesota Compass

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