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 >
Our profile of older adults in Minnesota has been updated with new data on income, poverty, disability, obesity, diabetes, health care coverage, home ownership, housing cost burden, educational attainment, and employment.
Eleven percent of Minnesota residents have a disability. Prevalence of disability is nearly two to three times higher among older adults (65+) and residents below poverty.
Profiles of Minnesota's children and youth have been updated with new data on nativity, health insurance coverage, poverty, and family type.
Across the state's metro areas, GDP per capita is highest in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area ($61,300) and lowest in the Duluth metro ($39,800).
Seventy-six percent of non-Hispanic white householders and 41 percent of householders of color own their homes, a gap of 35 percentage points. This gap has held steady for the last few decades and is substantially wider than the nationwide gap in homeownership by race.
At 8 percent, Minnesota is home to one of the lowest share of adults with diagnosed diabetes. Only Colorado and Utah have statistically lower levels of diagnosed diabetes.
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.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
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