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Seven things to know about the 2018 voter turnout in Minnesota


Minnesota is growing

Telling Stories by the Numbers

When you see Minnesota Compass data as representing the things in life you value, you can use these numbers to tell meaningful stories.


The detail in the data: Introducing profiles of 26 of Minnesota’s largest cultural communities

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.

Census event

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April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at Wilder Foundation
for everything you want
to know about the census.
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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

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

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.

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