346,000 young children
About 6% of the state’s population are children age 0-4.
117,000 young children of color
More than one third of young children are children of color.
38,000 young children below poverty
More than one in ten young children live below poverty.
955,000 school-aged children
About 17% of the state’s population are children age 5-17.
310,000 school-aged children of color
About one third of school-aged children are children of color.
105,000 school-aged children below poverty
More than one in ten school-aged children live below poverty.
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.
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—32% compared to 21% of all residents.
3% of Minnesota children and youth were born in another country
Looking closer, 18% of Asian children and youth were born outside the U.S., as were 14% of Black children and youth, and 7% of Hispanic children and youth.
3.4 million working-age adults
About 60% of the state’s population are working-age adults ages 18-64.
721,000 working-age adults of color
About 21% of working-age adults are adults of color.
More than three-quarters of Minnesota’s adults are working, one of the highest levels of employment in the country.
949,000 older adults
About 17% of the state’s population are older adults age 65+.
66,000 older adults of color
About 7% of older adults are adults of color.
39% of Minnesota’s older adults volunteer, one of the highest levels of older adult volunteerism in the country