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 >
New STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) section in Education topic: Find data, benchmarks, and best practices.
Building a pipeline of talent
Marilee Grant, Boston Scientific community relations director, explains why measures of STEM success and proven strategies for action are important to Minnesota's vitality.
STEM in Minnesota: A research-based framework for action
Caryn Mohr, lead researcher for the project, answers FAQs about the project, its implementation, and examples of what the information can tell us.
A new School Readiness Report Card prepared by Wilder Research for the Minnesota Office of Early Learning shows systemic challenges that begin before birth. Wilder Research Senior Manager Richard Chase lays them out.
Homelessness rates among white and Asian Minnesotans remain steady and low in the Twin Cities and Minnesota. Homelessness remains highest among American Indians, though it has reached or fallen lower than near pre-recession (2006) levels. The rate of Black adults who are homeless has fallen to near-pre-recession (2006) levels in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.
Between 2011 and 2012, no states saw an increase, and 18 marked a decrease, in the share of older adults with a disability.
White Bear Lake was the only major Minnesota city to see a decline in poverty rate since the previous period.
Chanhassen is the only city in Minnesota with median household income above $100,000.
Champlin and Golden Valley top the ranking of Minnesota cities for share of adults working.
Since 2000, Minneapolis and St. Paul have both seen an increase in the homeownership gap by race.
Homeownership rates have increased in Duluth, White Bear Lake, and Winona, but declined in 17 of 55 major cities.
Lowest rates of residents without health insurance are found in Chanhassen, Farmington, Maple Grove, and Woodbury.
Housing cost burden has fallen in Coon Rapids, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Minneapolis, Plymouth, and Woodbury.
In Brooklyn Center, nearly half of households (47%) experience housing cost-burden.
On average, Twin Cities households spend 14.8% of their budget on transportation.
Violent crime increased slightly in Minnesota and the Twin Cities in 2012.
Last updated December 9, 2013
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