Track and analyze trends and data on the topics that impact Minnesotans' quality of life.
New & Noteworthy
Minnesota Compass launches a new section that provides in-depth data by cultural group to help all of us better understand the composition and quality of life of diverse Minnesotans throughout the state.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
Census undercounts can impact our state and our nation.
Minnesota continues to outperform the country in terms of health insurance coverage. The uninsured rate is 10% nationally and 5% in our state.
Minnesota has one of the highest proportions of adults working in the United States, at nearly 79%. That percentage has been climbing incrementally since the Great Recession and finally surpassed pre-recession numbers in 2018.
Foreign-born populations continue to grow as a proportion of the overall population, making up 9% of Minnesota’s population, up from 7% in 2010.
Approximately 38% of householders of color pay too much for housing.
The ratio of retirement-age adults (65+) to working-age adults (16-64) increased in 60 Minnesota cities, signaling disproportionate growth in the number of older adults compared to the working-age population.
Between 2016 and 2019, the share of Minnesota students who report being highly engaged in enrichment activities fell from 65% to nearly 60%.
We have decided to cancel the April 1 Census Day event as a precaution to help mitigate the risk associated with COVID-19.
Learn to use data and tools to support grant writing, strategic planning, and policymaking.
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
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation