Our researchers spotlight interesting trends as they update data on the site.
FEATURED TREND | June 27, 2016
Median household income in the Twin Cities 16-county region continues to slowly increase, and now stands at $69,100. This still remains more than $8,000 less than in 1999. The newest data also show gaps remain throughout the state depending on where you live, your gender and your race and ethnicity.
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FEATURED TREND | MAY 1, 2016
Earning a high school diploma: Lower-income students fare worse
For the past several years, the proportion of Minnesota students graduating on time has been on the rise. But, lower-income students consistently fare worse. In 2015, 90% of higher-income students graduated on time, while just 67% percent of lower-income students received their diplomas on time.
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FEATURED TREND | JAN. 15, 2016
1 in 4 people of color in Minnesota lives in poverty
More than 250,000 people of color –1 in 4 – lives in poverty in our state. That is more than 3X the rate of white Minnesotans in poverty. Poverty rates are especially high among certain groups including African Americans (38%), American Indians (32%), and Hispanics (23%).
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FEATURED TREND | Nov. 1, 2015
Nearly 3 in 10 Minnesota households pay too much for housing
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FEATURED TREND |SEPT. 20, 2015
Fewer people lack health insurance
Minnesota and the U.S. as a whole saw a substantial drop in the number and proportion of residents without health insurance between 2013 and 2014. In Minnesota, 314,000 (6.7%) residents under age 65 lacked health insurance in 2014, down from 436,000 (9.3%) in 2013. Nationally, the rate dropped over 3 percentage points.
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FEATURED TREND |AUG 12, 2015
Populations of color drive growth in Minnesota
New population estimates show every region of our state is becoming more diverse. Notably:
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Almost one in five people (19%) in Nobles County is foreign-born, the highest of any county in Minnesota.
The Twin Cities and the Central and Southern regions have a mix of African, Asian, and Latin American immigrants.
Worthington has the highest percentage of foreign-born residents of any Minnesota city.