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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 >

NEw TOPIC

Arts and culture

Arts and culture enrich the vitality of our state. Check out our new topic to see how individuals, organizations, and communities contribute to and participate in artistic, creative, and cultural traditions in Minnesota.

NEW feature

Customize your profile!

Now you can create a profile comparing two areas.

Twin Cities 7-county region

Minneapolis-St. Paul neighborhoods

Duluth neighborhoods

IN BRIEF

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

New data

Statewide, the gap in median household income between white householders and householders of color is beginning to show signs of widening.

Of major cities, Big Lake is home to the highest concentration of kids (32%). Albert Lea is home to the highest concentration of older adults (24%).

Statewide, there appears to be a widening gap in housing affordability by race of the head of household.

Insights

Now you can compare profiles!

Minnesota Compass is excited to announce two new features to help you use data to learn more about your community!

Featured trend

People without health insurance
health trend

Fewer people lack health insurance

Minnesota and the U.S. as a whole saw a substantial drop in the number and proportion of residents without health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Minnesota, 242,798 (5.2%) residents under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2015, down from 436,000 (9.3%) in 2013. Nationally, the rate dropped nearly 6 percentage points.

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