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Blaine was Minnesota's fastest-growing city from 2010 to 2012. It grew 5.3%, adding 3,013 people.
From December 2012 to December 2013, North Dakota saw the greatest growth in jobs (3.9%) while Minnesota came 15th among states with 1.7% year-to-year job growth.
In December 2013, there was a 0.4% decline for Minnesota--and a 0.2% decline for the US--in the number of non-seasonally adjusted monthly jobs.
Twin Cities GDP increased 4% last year, ranked the 13-county area 7th for GDP among US metros.
St. Cloud saw the largest increase by percent, and Fargo-Moorhead the largest by dollar amount, for last year's per capita GDP.
The current Minnesota state population is 5.4 million.
Minnesota's population increased by 41,000 people from 2012 to 2013.
Minnesota ranks 21st among states for population growth from 2012 to 2013.
Every region in Minnesota has seen an increase in the share of adults with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Last updated March 3, 2014