By tracking and analyzing trends in topics that affect our quality of life, Compass gives everyone in our state – policymakers, business and community leaders, and concerned individuals who live and work here – a common foundation to act on issues to improve our communities. More >
The proposed Southwest Light Rail line (LRT) took a step closer to reality after the Federal Transit Administration approved a major source of funding for the project. The LRT has drawn a lot of speculation on its purported benefits. We take a look at some possible outcomes.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
Across Minnesota's counties, median household income ranges from $102,500 in Carver County to $43,600 in Mahnomen County.
Nine percent of Minnesotans are foreign-born. Foreign-born residents from Asia have been our state's largest immigrant group since 1990; foreign-born residents from Africa now constitute the second largest immigrant group in Minnesota.
Today, one in five Minnesotans is a person of color. Minnesota has seen 26 percent growth in its population of color since 2010 – seventh highest among states.
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Minnesota Compass has released Compass Points 2018 (PDF).
Our annual indicator report includes data and analysis about notable trends, key demographics, and a dashboard that highlights how Minnesota is doing in key topic areas. The information is used by policymakers, business and community leaders, and others working to ensure the health and wellbeing of all Minnesota residents and communities.
View a statewide listing of racial equity programs and training providers serving faith communities, civic organizations, educational institutions, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
of Minnesota Foundation
Otto Bremer Trust
Greater Twin Cities United Way
The Jay & Rose Phillips Family
Foundation of Minnesota
The McKnight Foundation
The Minneapolis Foundation
Northwest Minnesota Foundation
The St. Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation