Home to 5.4 million people, Minnesota is undergoing major shifts.
- Statewide, median income remained about the same from 2011 to 2012, and rose slightly in 2013, to $60,700. The Twin Cities 13-county metro region median income held steady from 2012 to 2013, when it was $67,200.
- Median income for households with foreign-born householders increased $1,100 from 2012 to $49,900 in 2013.
- After three consecutive years of increases, Minnesota's poverty rate declined from 11.9 percent in 2011 to 11.2 percent in 2013.
- Nearly 2 in 10 preschoolers in Minnesota lives in a household whose income is below the poverty line, compared with fewer than 1 in 10 in their prime working years (45-64) and in the early years of traditional retirement (65-74). Young adults (18-24, traditionally college age) have the highest poverty rate: more than 2 in 10.
- At 25 percent, the poverty rate among Minnesotans of color is relatively high, but showing signs of decline. Poverty rates are especially high among some ethnic communities, including American Indians (40%), people of Southeast Asian descent (27%), and Black Minnesotans (35% for immigrants and 41% for people born in the U.S.).