Table of Minnesota's population at a glance. Read data at https://www.mncompass.org/profiles/state/minnesota

 

Minnesota quality of life indicators

Arts & Culture

57%

Adults age 18+ who attended a cultural event in the past year

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
8
40%

Adults age 18+ who created or performed art in the past year

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
17
20%

Students participating in artistic lessons at least once a week

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--

Children & Youth

58%

Students who are connected to a caring adult

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
--
60%

Students participating in enrichment activities 3x/wk

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--

Civic Engagement

80%

Voted in 2020 election (voting-eligible)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
1
41%

Residents age 16+ who volunteer

National Rank
5
64%

Adult neighbors who help neighbors

National Rank
5

Early Childhood

68%

Children screened before age 5

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
--
7%

Low-weight births

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
3

Economy

$57,000

Per-capita GDP (2012 chained dollars)

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
15
2.8 million

Number of jobs

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
19
$74,500

Median household income (2019 dollars)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
13
9%

Poverty rate (2019)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
4

Education

49%

3rd graders who are proficient in reading

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--
40%

8th graders who are proficient in math

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--
845

Students who graduate high school on time

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
36

Environment

72%

Days air quality was rated "good" (Twin Cities)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
10 (25 largest U.S. metros)
29

Tons of greenhouse gas emissions per person

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
--

Health

31%

Adults age 18+ who are obese

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
17
6%

Residents under age 65 who are uninsured (2019)

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
5
9%

Adults age 18+ with diabetes

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
10

Housing

11,371

People experiencing homelessness

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--
25%

Households that pay 30% or more of income for housing

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
10
33%

Homeownership gap (white, of color)

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
46

Public Safety

24

Serious crimes committed per 1,000 residents

Recent Trend
Worse
National Rank
--
367

Traffic injuries and fatalities per 100,000 residents

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
--

Transportation

4%

Highway miles rated in poor condition

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
--
20%

Household income spent on transportation (Twin Cities)

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
7 (25 largest U.S. metros)
32

Annual hours of delay per auto commuter (Twin Cities)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
12 (25 largest U.S. metros)
18,000

Average number of jobs reachable within a 30-minute commute by food or transit (Twin Cities)

Recent Trend
Same
National Rank
11 (25 largest U.S. metros)

Workforce

80%

Proportion of adults working

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
2
37%

Adults age 25+ with a bachelor's degree (2019)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
10
67%

Graduation rate at a 4-year institution (within 6 years)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
14
57%

Graduation + transfer rate at 2-year institutions (within 3 years)

Recent Trend
Better
National Rank
11