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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 >

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No change in median household income
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No change in median household income in most major cities

Most of Minnesota's major cities (10,000+ residents) saw no change in median household income between the 2007-2011 and 2012-2016 time periods, according to new five-year estimates from the American Community Survey. But 8 of 97 major cities in Minnesota saw median household income increase and seven major cities saw median household income decline.

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Racial Equity Resource Directory

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.

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Nearly 78,000 people visited the Minnesota Compass web site approximately 123,000 times in 2017 to find reliable data and analysis about how Minnesota is doing in key areas. Here is the content on our site that was most popular in the last year.

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