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 >
New & Noteworthy
We surveyed the broadband landscape in Minnesota to answer three questions: Who owns a device? Who has an internet subscription? And what quality high-speed service is available to them?
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Minnesota is growing. How are we growing and by how much?
Minnesota is home to 5.6 million people and growing. As we head into next year’s decennial census, Compass project director Allison Liuzzi takes a look at what’s fueling our state’s growth.
Insights and Analysis
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
Statewide, our school-aged population still outnumbers our older adult population. But this is not the case in all regions of the state. Older adults already outnumber school-aged kids in the Northland, Northwest, Southern, Southwest, and West Central regions.
Statewide, there are four working-age adults for every one older adult, down from five-to-one in 2010. The ratio is even smaller in some Minnesota regions. There are three working-age adults for every older adult in the Northland, Northwest, Southwest, and West Central regions of the state.
Minnesota Compass is holding a series of FREE workshops in Northeast Minnesota where you can learn how to use the Minnesota Compass Build Your Own data tool to access data by city, county, region, school district, Economic Development Region, Minnesota House or Senate District, US Congressional District, zip code, census tract, and more. Space is limited, so register soon!
International Falls Thursday, Oct. 17, 12-1 p.m. Register.
Chisholm Wednesday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Register.
Grand Marais Thursday, Oct. 24, 12-1 p.m. Register.
Ely Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Register.
Racial Equity Resource Directory
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.
2019 Compass Points IS Here!
Minnesota Compass has released Compass Points 2019 (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.
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
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation