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Track and analyze trends and data on the topics that impact Minnesotans' quality of life.

Minnesota and the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Data


Apprenticeships: Filling essential positions and Minnesota’s workforce gap

Apprenticeships are effective in building a skilled workforce for many industries.

Getting out the vote

A three-part look at voting in Minnesota and how the pandemic may be impacting voter habits.

Part 1: voter turnout; part 2: absentee voting; part 3: non-voters.

As we enter an election unlike any other, we look at the pandemic’s impact on Minnesotans’ voting.


Health & Home: Older Minnesotans at risk for COVID-19

Where are Minnesotans at heightened risk for contracting COVID-19?


Which neighborhoods are at high risk for COVID-19?

MN Compass looks at risk factors of Twin Cities communities.

Data Update


There are 20 counties in Minnesota in which at least one in five young children (age 0-5) lives in poverty

Foreign-born populations continue to grow as a proportion of the overall population, making up 9% of Minnesota’s population, up from 7% in 2010.

Approximately 38% of householders of color pay too much for housing.

The ratio of retirement-age adults (65+) to working-age adults (16-64) increased in 60 Minnesota cities, signaling disproportionate growth in the number of older adults compared to the working-age population.

Between 2016 and 2019, the share of Minnesota students who report being highly engaged in enrichment activities fell from 65% to nearly 60%.

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.


Learn to use data and tools to support grant writing, strategic planning, and policymaking.


"Build Your Own" Data Tool Training

Tips on How to Use Minnesota Compass Data

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Geographic profiles

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.

Build your own profile - choose the data you want

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


Compass Points 2020

MN Compass’s annual report and quality of life indicators check-up

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