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 >
Foreign-born people account for 90 percent of Minnesota’s population growth from 2014 to 2015.
At $63,500, median household income for Minnesotans is up almost $2,000 compared to 2014.
While median income increased overall, data are not conclusive about how much households headed by people of color shared in the gains.
Income for foreign-born residents remains about $3,000 lower than before the recession.
Ten percent of Minnesotans live in poverty, a drop from drop 12 percent in 2014.
Minnesota has one of the highest rates of workforce participation in the country.
Compass Project Director Craig Helmstetter dug into data on education, employment, health, and housing to help answer that question.Take a look at what he found.
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