Home to 5.5 million people, Minnesota is undergoing major shifts.
Asking questions about age, race, and disability provide further insights to guide our understanding of who we are and who we will be in the future. When we know who lives in our state, we can better understand what services will be needed, what our jobs prospects and economic outlook may look like. We can get a sense for which actions may be called for in education, health or housing. Demographic change influences and is influenced by trends in immigration, aging, and children and youth. Understanding the "Who" and "Where" of Minnesota residents is an essential foundation for a solid understanding of our state.
Compass Project Director Craig Helmstetter uses a humanities-based framework developed by Thriving Cities, to look at the well-being of the greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul area.
Much of the data in this section are compiled from the Census Bureau's intercensal estimates. Get links to other credible sources.
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