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 >
Wilder Research Podcast
Major Minnesota Trends: What they mean and why they matter
Minnesota Compass Project Director Allison Liuzzi and Bush Foundation President Jen Reedy talk with Wilder Research Executive Director Paul Mattessich about important trends affecting the quality of life for Minnesota residents and communities.
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
Since 2010, population has remained steady or grown in 60 of Minnesota's 87 counties. Scott and Carver Counties have seen the greatest population growth over the last seven years.
The share of residents without health insurance has declined in every Minnesota county and region since 2013. Today, uninsured rates range from 3 percent in Carver County to 10 percent in Nobles County.
Minnesota has experienced eight straight years of growth in economic output (GDP). The manufacturing industry is responsible for the largest share of Minnesota's economic output.
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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 Saint Paul Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation