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 know how many children live in poverty or are in foster care. We track this data because it provides information that policymakers and others can use to inform policy. But does this data, which enumerates facts about children through a deficit lens, provide a balanced accounting of the well-being of children?
Insights and Analysis
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota Compass is holding a series of free workshops around the state to share what we learned in listening sessions, highlight current demographic trends, and demonstrate how you can use the Minnesota Compass Build Your Own data tool to access data for your city, county, school district, legislative district and more. Space is limited, so register soon!
Bemidji Tuesday, April 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Register.
Stillwater Wednesday, May 8, 9-11 a.m. Register.
Worthington Wednesday, May 15, 9-11 a.m. Register.
Fergus Falls Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Register.
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