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338,000 young children

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

115,000 young children of color

More than one third of young children are children of color.
34 %

37,000 young children below poverty

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

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980,000 school-aged children

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

322,000 school-aged children of color

About one third of school-aged children are children of color.
33 %

102,000 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 is under the age of 18

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

One third 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—33% compared to 22% of all residents.
33 %

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

Looking closer, 20% 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.
4 %

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3.4 million working-age adults

About 60% of the state’s population are working-age adults ages 18-64.
60 %

743,000 working-age adults of color

About 22% of working-age adults are adults of color.
22 %

More than 3 in 4 adults are working

Minnesota has one of the highest levels of employment in the country.
78 %

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956,000 older adults

About 17% of the state’s population are older adults age 65+.
17 %

69,000 older adults of color

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

39% of Minnesota’s older adults volunteer.
39 %