Minnesotans at a glance

5.6 million

People living in Minnesota

About 55% of Minnesota residents live in the Twin Cities seven-county region.

Residents of color

Residents of color compose 21 percent of Minnesota's total population. This varies by age: 32% of our state's youngest residents (age 0-4) are of color, compared to 6% of residents 65 and older.
21 %
1.3 million

Minnesotans age 65+ by 2030

Age trends are transforming Minnesota. The number of Minnesotans age 65 years and older is projected to increase by nearly 400,000 people  – to 1.3 million, or a fifth of the state population – by 2030.