About The

Twin Cities Region

Welcome to the Twin Cities region of Minnesota Compass. More than half of Minnesota’s residents live in this 7-county area. It is one of the fastest growing in the Midwest and is expected to add a half million residents by 2030.

Twin Cities region

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Thanks to our collaboration of foundations for their generous support and to the more than 500 community leaders who have volunteered their time and expertise to shape the project.

At a glance: Geographic profiles

A compilation of key measures is only a click away! We've pulled together information specific to each area listed below in one table. Be sure to check out our topic areas and other sections for more information at the county, region, and state levels and to learn more about key issues and how to address them.


Twin Cities Region


Major Cities

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