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By tracking and analyzing trends in areas 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 >


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We just released new and updated transportation key measures: Road condition, costs, access to jobs, and congestion. Looking for data on traffic accidents and death? Now find it under Public Safety.

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demoraphic trend for people of color
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40 by '40

The Twin Cities region is not as diverse as many major metro areas. That said, our population of color is growing rapidly and, according to Metropolitan Council projections, is expected to make up at least 40 percent of the region's overall population by 2040.

View topic: Demographics

New data

Updated in May:

Across all Minnesota regions, growth in the number of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher has far outpaced overall adult population growth.

In 2010, Minnesota was home to the second highest proportion of residents who volunteered. Now we are tied for fourth with Idaho.

Among large metropolitan areas, the Twin Cities is home to the highest proportion of residents who volunteered in 2013 (35%).


Mike Langley

GREATER MSP has the mission of accelerating job growth and capital investment for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul 16-county region. We asked CEO Michael Langley to provide his insights on the region's ability to develop, attract, and retain a diverse workforce.

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