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352,000 young children

About 6% of the state’s population are children age 0-4.
6 %

113,000 young children of color

Nearly one third of young children are children of color.
32 %

38,000 young children below poverty

More than one in ten young children live below poverty.
11 %

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952,000 school-aged children

About 17% of the state’s population are children age 5-17.
17 %

303,000 school-aged children of color

About one third of school-aged children are children of color.
32 %

105,000 school-aged children below poverty

More than one in ten school-aged children live below poverty.
11 %

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Nearly a quarter of the state's population are under the age of 18

There are 1.3 million children and youth (age 0-17) living in Minnesota.
23 %

More than 30% of Minnesota's youth (0-19) are children of color.

Children and youth are more racially and ethnically diverse than our population as a whole--31% compared to 20% of all residents.
31 %

4% of Minnesota children and youth were born in another country

Looking closer, 19% of Asian children and youth were born outside the U.S., as were 15% of Black children and youth, and 7% of Hispanic children and youth.
4 %

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3.4 million working-age adults

About 61% of the state’s population are working-age adults ages 18-64.
61 %

710,000 working-age adults of color

About 21% of working-age adults are adults of color.
21 %

More than three-quarters of Minnesota’s adults are working, one of the highest levels of employment in the country.
80 %

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920,000 older adults

About 16% of the state’s population are older adults age 65+.
16 %

62,000 older adults of color

About 7% of older adults are adults of color.
7 %

45% of Minnesota’s older adults volunteer, one of the highest levels of older adult volunteerism in the country
45 %