Minnesota

POPULATION2000MOST RECENT DATA
Total population4,919,4795,519,952 (2016)
Children and youth (0-17)1,286,8941,284,387 (2015)
Working-age residents (18-64)3,038,3193,399,564 (2015)
Older adults (65+)594,266805,643 (2015)
People of color582,3361,043,059 (2015)
Foreign-born residents260,463457,185 (+/- 10,800) (2015)
People with one or more disabilitiesN/A593,675 (+/- 9,000) (2015)
AGING
Adults age 65+ with a disabilityN/A32.0% (+/- 0.6%) (2015)
Adults age 65+ who volunteerN/A35.7% (2015)
Median household income in 2015 dollars, householder age 65+*$38,367$42,316 (+/- $873) (2015)
ARTS AND CULTURE
Adults age 18+ who attended a cultural event in the past yearN/A55.0% (+/- 6.1%) (2015)
Adults age 18+ who created or performed art in the past yearN/A45.0% (+/- 4.3%) (2014)
Families whose children participated in arts in the past yearN/A86.4% (+/- 6.6%) (2012)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Students who are connected to a caring adultN/A59.9% (2016)
Students participating in enrichment activities (3X/week)N/A64.8% (2016)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Voted in presidential election67.7%70.1% (2016)
Residents age 16+ who volunteerN/A36.3% (2015)
Adult neighbors who help neighborsN/A70.0% (2013)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Children screened before age 5N/A81.1% (2015)
Low-weight births** 6.1%6.5% (2015)
ECONOMY
Per-capita Gross Domestic Product (2009 dollars)$48,055$54,431 (2015)
Number of available jobs2,683,1002,895,600 (2016)
Median household income in 2015 dollars* $67,019$63,488 (+/- $669) (2015)
Poverty rate* 7.9%10.2% (+/- 0.3%) (2015)
EDUCATION
3rd graders who are proficient in reading N/A57.3% (2016)
8th graders who are proficient in math N/A58.0% (2016)
Students who graduate high school on timeN/A82.2% (2016)
ENVIRONMENT
Days air quality was rated "good" (Twin Cities)43.7%52.9% (2015)
Tons of green house gas emissions per person33.428.7 (2012)
HEALTH
Adults age 18+ who are obeseN/A26.1% (+/- 0.9%) (2015)
Residents under age 65 who are uninsuredN/A5.2% (+/- 0.2%) (2015)
Adults age 18+ with diabetesN/A7.6% (+/- 0.5%) (2015)
Psychiatric hospital admissions per 1,000 residents age 14+6.17.0 (2015)
HOUSING
Count of persons experiencing homelessness7,6969,312 (2015)
Households that pay 30% or more of income for housing* 22.4%27.0% (+/- 0.5%) (2015)
Homeownership rate74.6%70.9% (+/- 0.4%) (2015)
Homeownership gap (white, of color)35.0%36.9% (+/- 4.4%) (2015)
IMMIGRATION
Proportion of immigrants age 16-64 working66.5%71.6% (+/- 1.0%) (2010-2014)
Median household income in 2015 dollars, foreign-born householder*N/A$50,614 (+/- $1,987) (2015)
Immigrants age 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higherN/A32.8% (+/- 1.2%) (2015)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Serious crimes committed per 100,000 residents3,5022,456 (2015)
Adults who are victims of property crimeN/A16.7% (+/- 5.5%) (2011)
Adults who are victims of violent crimeN/A1.8% (+/- 1.9%) (2011)
Adults who feel safe on their street after darkN/A87.0% (+/- 4.1%) (2011)
Traffic injuries and fatalities per 100,000 residents922554 (2015)
TRANSPORTATION
Highway miles rated in poor conditionN/A3.5% (2014)
Average household income spent on transportationN/A23.3% (2008-2012)
Roads congested during peak driving times (Twin Cities)41%35% (2011)
Average number of jobs reachable within 30-minute commute by foot or transit (Twin Cities)N/A17,651 (2014)
WORKFORCE
Proportion of adults age 16-64 working78.5%78.3% (+/- 0.3%) (2015)
Adults age 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher27.4%34.7% (+/- 0.4%) (2015)
Graduation rate at 4-year institutions (in 6 years)N/A63.2% (2013)
Graduation plus transfer rate at 2-year institutions (in 3 years)N/A50.0% (2013)

Notes:

* Figures for percent in poverty and median household income were collected from the 2000 decennial census, which asked about income during 1999. Elsewhere on the Compass site these are reported as 1999 data, but they are listed here in the 2000 column for comparison purposes. Income data have been inflation-adjusted and are shown in most recent year dollars.

** Babies with a birth weight under 2,500 grams (5lbs, 8 oz) are considered to be low birth weight.

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