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Minnesota Compass

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 >

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Four Things to Know About Housing in Greater Minnesota

Greater Minnesota faces unique challenges that affect the quality and availability of housing. But just as different regions of Minnesota vary greatly by industry and demographics, housing markets across the state differ too. We explore this complexity in greater detail with our first-ever story map.

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Primary refugee arrivals in Minnesota
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Smallest number of refugee arrivals in more than a decade

Last year marked the smallest number of primary refugee arrivals in Minnesota over the last 17 years. About 670 refugees resettled in Minnesota in 2018, nearly half originally from Burma.

Learn more about Minnesota’s immigrant population.

Data Update

Our state continues to see improvements in on-time high school graduation. Eighty-three percent of high school students graduated within four years in 2018, up from 78 percent in 2012.

Our Mexican-born population remains the largest immigrant community in Minnesota. Hmong, Somali, and Indian immigrants are tied for our second largest immigrant communities.

Hennepin County remains the most populous county in Minnesota, home to more than double the number of residents of any other county in the state.

Every county in the state has seen a 3 to 7 percentage point decline in the share of residents lacking health insurance since 2013, the first year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Did you miss our Build Your Own data tool workshop in your region? Want to learn more about how to use the Build Your Own data tool and see trends for your community? Join us for a webinar to see the presentation for your region.

Northeast Region: Wednesday, June 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register.
Northwest Region: Thursday, June 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register.
Southwest Region: Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register.
West Central Region: Wednesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register.
Southern Region: Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Register.

Build your own profile - choose the data you want

Create a custom profile for your area of interest anywhere in Minnesota.

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.

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Geographic profiles

Find data organized by geographic area. Get profiles for the state, Minnesota's 7 regions, 87 counties, cities with populations of 1000+, and select neighborhoods.

2019 Compass Points IS Here!

Compass Points 2019

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.

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