The U.S. Census Bureau's standard racial and ethnic categories often fall short of reflecting how communities define themselves, and don't reflect the composition and quality of life of diverse Minnesotans throughout the state. We developed data profiles for 27 of the largest cultural communities in Minnesota, including African American, Chinese, Ethiopian, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Mexican, Native American, Somali, Vietnamese, and more, based on a combination of self-reported race, ancestry, birthplace, and parental characteristics. We provide data on cultural communities to better reflect, understand and support these communities, and their specific strengths and needs.
Nearly 4 in 10 Mexican Minnesotans live outside of the Twin Cities
38% of Mexican Minnesotans live in greater Minnesota.
More than 9 in 10 Hmong Minnesotans live in the Twin Cities
94% of Hmong Minnesotans live in the Twin Cities metro area.
Nearly 9 in 10 Somali-headed households live in rental housing
90% of Somali-headed households in Minnesota are renter households.
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