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Minnesota Compass launches a new section that provides in-depth data by cultural group to help all of us better understand the composition and quality of life of diverse Minnesotans throughout the state.

Featured trend

More Women in workforce

More women in workforce

The number of women age 16-64 working in Minnesota continues to grow.

Learn more in this month’s Featured Trend.

Data Update

Minnesota is home to 267,000 children of immigrants. In other words, more than 1 in 6 kids statewide is the child of an immigrant.

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’s economic output, or gross domestic product (GDP), stands at $331.4 billion. 2018 marks the ninth straight year of year-over-year increases in Minnesota’s GDP.


Minnesota Compass is offering a series of free webinars to help you learn to use data and tools to support grant writing, strategic planning, and policymaking.

Build Your Own Data Tool training: Monday, Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register.

Looking for data for a unique geographic area? Learn how to access data customized for your community with the Build Your Own tool.

Tips on using Minnesota Compass data: Monday, Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register.

Interested in learning tips from the experts? Connect with our staff to learn a few best practices when using data available on Minnesota Compass.

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. Use the “Build Your Own” profile tool to exactly pinpoint the location of the data you need.

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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