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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 >


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demoraphic trend for people of color
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40 by '40

The Twin Cities region is not as diverse as many major metro areas. That said, our population of color is growing rapidly and, according to Metropolitan Council projections, is expected to make up at least 40 percent of the region's overall population by 2040.

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New data

Updated in May:

Disability rates rise with age, from less than 1% of young children, to nearly two thirds of Minnesota's adults 85+. Older adults are more likely to have more than one disability.

Poverty rates have increased in all regions of Minnesota since before the recession, but have started to dip back down again in some areas.

People of color in Minnesota are more than twice as likely to lack health care coverage as white residents.


Mike Langley

GREATER MSP has the mission of accelerating job growth and capital investment for the Minneapolis-Saint Paul 16-county region. We asked CEO Michael Langley to provide his insights on the region's ability to develop, attract, and retain a diverse workforce.

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