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.
Minnesota Compass Project Director Craig Helmstetter uses new poverty estimates from the Census Bureau to bust commonly-accepted myths about poverty in Minnesota.
The state demographer's office recently analyzed patterns of migration to better understand who is moving to Minnesota and who is moving away. State Demographer Susan Brower highlights some key findings, and gives her insight about what they mean.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, I dug into our Compass data and pulled out 5 trends I found interesting and hope you do too!
What might Minnesota's population be in 2040? It depends on who you ask. Todd Graham, principal forecaster for the Metropolitan Council, highlights some of the published forecasts, assumptions each makes, and some of the challenges of predicting the future.
The millennial generation (currently age 14-33) has become the subject of a lot of media attention. Researchers Craig Hlemstetter and Jane Tigan dug into the data and pulled out some trends related specifically to this age group in Minnesota.
Most people are aware of the U.S. Census Bureau's Decennial Census that every American household fills out once a decade, but fewer are aware that the Census Bureau puts out Population Estimates every year, using birth, death, and migration rates to estimate the population of the United States by age, sex, race, and ethnicity at all geography levels. It turns out a lot can happen between one census and the next!