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 >
As one of the newest members of the Minnesota Compass team, Richard Chase, Wilder Research, looked across the topic areas on the Compass website to draw out three sets of interacting trends and data points – demographic, economic, social – that touch on issues of race and region.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
View a statewide listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.
The share of residents without health insurance has declined in every Minnesota county and region since 2013. Today, uninsured rates range from 3 percent in Carver County to 10 percent in Nobles County.
Minnesota has experienced eight straight years of growth in economic output (GDP). The manufacturing industry is responsible for the largest share of Minnesota's economic output.
Across Minnesota's counties, poverty rates are highest – above 15 percent – in Beltrami, Mahnomen, Clearwater, and Cass.
By county, median household income ranges from $94,100 in Carver County to $41,000 in Wadena County. Median income is $115,400 in Chanhassen, the highest of any major city in the state.
MN Compass is receiving a Dot.Org Award for our build, draw and compare custom data tool! The tool makes it easy to select and view data to identify, understand, and act on issues affecting communities.
Minnesota Compass has released Compass Points 2018 (PDF).
Our annual indicator report includes data and analysis about notable trends, key demographics, and a dashboard that highlights how Minnesota is doing in key topic areas. The information is used by policymakers, business and community leaders, and others working to ensure the health and wellbeing of all Minnesota residents and communities.
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
The Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation