338,000 young children
About 6% of the state’s population are children age 0-4.
115,000 young children of color
More than one third of young children are children of color.
37,000 young children below poverty
More than 1 in 10 young children live below poverty.
980,000 school-aged children
About 17% of the state’s population are children age 5-17.
322,000 school-aged children of color
About one third of school-aged children are children of color.
102,000 school-aged children below poverty
More than one in ten school-aged children live below poverty.
Nearly a quarter of the state's population is under the age of 18
There are 1.3 million children and youth (age 0-17) living in Minnesota.
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.
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.
3.4 million working-age adults
About 60% of the state’s population are working-age adults ages 18-64.
743,000 working-age adults of color
About 22% of working-age adults are adults of color.
More than 3 in 4 adults are working
Minnesota has one of the highest levels of employment in the country.
956,000 older adults
About 17% of the state’s population are older adults age 65+.
69,000 older adults of color
About 7% of older adults are adults of color.
39% of Minnesota’s older adults volunteer.