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Minnesota Compass

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 data

Almost one in five people (19%) in Nobles County is foreign-born, the highest of any county in Minnesota.

The Twin Cities and the Central and Southern regions have a mix of African, Asian, and Latin American immigrants.

Worthington has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of any Minnesota city.


Minneapolis-Saint Paul neighborhood profiles gallery

Arts for youth, a fact sheet for policy-makers, and a bread oven: Find these and other stories about how data users are having an impact. Then share your own.


Minnesota's Risk and Reach project takes a county by county look at potential risks to the healthy development of young children and the reach of public services to address areas of need. Project directors Elizabeth Carlson, University of Minnesota, and Richard Chase, Wilder Research, explain why it matters and suggest ways you might use this information.

Craig Helmstetter

Compass Project Director Craig Helmstetter takes a look at Compass measures to see how we stack up against other states, and looks ahead at what opportunities the New Year holds.

Featured trend

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Our state’s serious crime rate has steadily declined over the past two decades, and remains below the U.S. rate. Serious crimes include both violent and property crimes, and violent crime remains a small portion of all reported serious crime.

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Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles for the state, Minnesota's 7 regions, 87 counties, and cities with populations of 1000+. View profiles

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Minneapolis and Saint Paul neighborhoods
East metro area of the Twin Cities
Duluth - select neighborhoods

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Rochester/olmsted compass points

The City of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points 2016 dashboard provides an at-a-glance look at key measures in 13 topic areas to promote a strong economy and workforce, and healthy communities throughout Olmsted County.

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