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 >
At 37.9, Minnesota's median age is 27th-highest in the U.S. It has ticked up one-tenth of a year each year from 2010 to 2015.
Among the 50 states, Minnesota continues to rank among the states with smaller shares of persons of color (38th). Nineteen percent of residents identify as people of color.
Minnesota has seen 17 percent growth in our population of color since 2010 – 11th highest among the 50 states.
Twenty percent of Minnesota residents age 65-74 have a disability; ambulatory and hearing disabilities are the most common.
Median income in Minnesota is inching back up after the recession, although it remains more than $5,000 lower than in 1999.
Minnesota ranks 11th in the nation for the proportion of adults of color who are working (66 percent). However, we rank 45th in the nation for the gap between the share of non-Hispanic whites and adult people of color who are working.
Last month, Compass researcher Allison Liuzzi's Insight article highlighted how the backgrounds and experiences of Minnesota’s immigrants have changed over time. This month Paul Mattessich, Compass governance chair and Wilder Research executive director, provides insights gleaned from a new study from Wilder conducted with immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities.
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