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 >
2019 Compass Points IS Here!
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.
Insights and Analysis
Recent articles highlighting key trends and issues:
Across Minnesota's counties, median household income ranges from $102,500 in Carver County to $43,600 in Mahnomen County.
Nine percent of Minnesotans are foreign-born. Foreign-born residents from Asia have been our state's largest immigrant group since 1990; foreign-born residents from Africa now constitute the second largest immigrant group in Minnesota.
Today, one in five Minnesotans is a person of color. Minnesota has seen 26 percent growth in its population of color since 2010 – seventh highest among states.
New & Noteworthy
Highlights from the 2019 Compass Annual Meeting
Nearly 200 attendees joined us earlier this month for the 2019 Minnesota Compass annual meeting: Putting Data Into Action. Attendees heard from Compass Project Director Allison Liuzzi, who presented on trends to guide action, and Minnesota Compass Research Scientist Ellen Wolter, who discussed how the Minnesota Compass Build Your Own data tool is helping meet the needs of greater Minnesota communities. Tawanna Black, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Economic Inclusion, delivered the keynote talk on data-driven strategies to close economic gaps in Minnesota and address racial disparities in the workforce.
See the presentations here.
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.
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
Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations
Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation