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Tackling the Gap with Generation Next

Paul MattessichCompass Project Director Paul Mattessich explains why Minnesota Compass and Wilder Research value the opportunity to collaborate with Generation Next.


Compass powers Generation Next data portal

Generation Next logoGeneration Next, a coalition of civic, business, and education leaders aims to close achievement and opportunity gaps for students of color in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The new portal features graphs and data compiled by Minnesota Compass for pre-k to career key measures.

Related blogs:

R.T. Rybak, Generation Next
Paul Mattessich, Wilder Research

New data

By 2045, every region in Minnesota is projected to have a retirement- to working-age ratio of two working-age adults for every older adult.

At least two-thirds of Asian adults, not including Southeast Asian adults, have at least a bachelor's degree. This is true in both Minnesota and the Twin Cities.

From 2007-2009 to 2010-2012, the share of Minnesota's population that is white (non-Hispanic) fell. The shares of people identifying as black and Asian (other) increased.

The number of Minnesota's youth who are native-born with at least one foriegn-born parent has doubled since 2000.

Minnesota is 21st for population growth among the fifty states, at +0.8% from 2012 to 2013.

20 percent of black adults born in the US have a disability--more than double the share among foreign-born black adults.

Last updated April 10, 2014


Supporting women in STEM: Our bridge to a strong Minnesota

Ruth HambergA new white paper on gender disparities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) got Ruth Hamberg thinking about the benefits of STEM skills she has experienced and the importance of supporting all students in STEM subjects.


Featured in April

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Compass staff sifted through recently updated data and found some interesting trends.

Northwest Region West Central Region Northland Region Central Region Southwest Region Southern Region Twin Cities Region Minnesota map


Click on the map for region-specific data, including by county and by city (with pop. more than 20,000).

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In the Twin Cities region, also find data for:

East Metro Area of the Twin Cities

Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods

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